Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hall Park Overview


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The city bought the 43 acres south of Santa Fe Drive and west of Interstate 5 in 2001 for $17.2 million from one of the city's first flower growers, Robert Hall. The land is commonly called the Hall property.

In ensuing years, the city designed a $35 million park with baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, a teen center, a skate park, a dog park, playgrounds, rest areas and a swimming pool.

If built, it would be the city's largest public park. The first phase, to be financed with proceeds from a $20 million bond issue last year, would include the dog park, restrooms, grassy areas and a possible skate park.

Union Tribune story

43-acre Hall property environmental review

Public comment period: Jan. 25 to March 12.

Planning Commission meeting: 6 p.m. March 1, Encinitas City Hall, 550 S. Vulcan Ave.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the fresh start, JP.

    Some of us are now realizing the roundabout issue is tied to the Hall Property E.I.R. traffic mitigation issues.

    No one can figure out how the roundabout on Santa Fe, which has a D rating now, will improve to an A rating from 2010 to 2030, with so many development projects in the works, including the Brown property development, the hospital expansion, the Hall property park, or as envisioned by the City, the regional sports complex, and much, much more, twenty development projects in the works, at a minimum.

    Traffic mitigation projections do not compute!

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  2. If you nix the teen center and the aquatic center, it looks good to me.

    I just don't see the big rush to fully develop the park. I think it should be constructed over the next 20 years.

    Thanks for the fresh start the whole roundabout issue is getting old.

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  3. If you nix the teen center and the aquatic center, it looks good to me.

    I just don't see the big rush to fully develop the park. I think it should be constructed over the next 20 years.

    Thanks for the fresh start the whole roundabout issue is getting old.

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  4. If you nix the teen center and the aquatic center, it looks good to me.

    I just don't see the big rush to fully develop the park. I think it should be constructed over the next 20 years.

    Thanks for the fresh start the whole roundabout issue is getting old.

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  5. I agree with the last poster, nix the teen center, we already have one on Balour. The pool is a joke, we have the Pacific Ocean for swimming.
    Lose the lights. Don't close MacKinnon. Develop over 20 years. No new taxes.

    Then the plan looks good.

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  6. Nix the lights on the fields too and any plans for regional tournaments. These two things are a big part of the horrendous traffic projections. The Draft EIR says there won't be enough parking on site. If the planned intensive use were reduced considerably, traffic might be more manageable. As is this plan is going to be really tough to get past the Coastal Commission.

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  7. Get rid of the teen center. Why does every blithering idiot across the country want to build a teen center?

    Also, put in a few more tennis courts. We can always use more that are available to the public.

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  8. The teen center will cost over a million dollars.

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  9. The lights over the tennis courts at the San Dieguito High Academy were paid for by the city.

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  10. http://www.citizensforqualityoflife.org/

    This web site tells the truth of the process that the city used in develoment plans of the Hall property.

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