SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The latest plan to develop the old Fat City restaurant property between downtown San Diego and Lindbergh Field will go before the Centre City Development Corp. Board of Directors Wednesday.
Jonathan Segal, the architect whose previous plan to build an apartment complex at the site on Hawthorn Street and Pacific Highway was shot down, now envisions putting two hotels on the nearly 63,000-square-foot lot. The property is familiar to San Diegans as the pink art deco building they see when they drive to the airport. Between them, the hotels would be six stories tall and have a combined 364 rooms.
The directors will consider whether to approve the design of the hotels, and recommend whether Segal should be granted a CCDC development permit and a coastal development permit -- which is different from a similar document obtained from the California Coastal Commission.
CCDC Chairman Kim John Kilkenny would decide whether to actually award the permits to Segal.
In February, Kilkenny denied him the permits for the 232-unit apartment plan because of concerns that it would increase the regulatory burden faced by neighboring Solar Turbines, a large area employer for nearly 80 years, and jeopardize its future at the waterfront.
Solar Turbines and elected officials opposed the apartment proposal.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety today when they helped subdue and disarm a knife- waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.
An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.