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Plan to build two hotels near airport to be evaluated

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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.

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