Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Developments on the 101


26 comments:

  1. I just noticed all the red curbs. Will this project end up producing a net loss of parking?

    How much parking is required, anyone know?

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  2. My Weebles City kindergarten project looked better than this. And it was made from toilet paper rolls and egg cartons.

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  3. None of you were around when they built the ORIGINAL location of Leucadia Pizza! Stop being so perinoid and continue to allow evolution.

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  4. What is perinoid and what does that have to do with evolution?

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  5. Good point Kevin. All I know is the whole area needs more parking to support are local businesses like Shatto and Cozy café and Subpalace. Let’s get it done and support our local businesses. Support our local businesses, support the local streetscape.

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  6. That sure is a nice fence they put up around the vacant lot. Maybe they can donate the fence boards for some rootsy, kid-sized alaias. ;)

    As far as dropping names of ancient Leucadia structures: Hippie Hill and the Las Vegas Motel (home of multiple stabbings/homicides) come to mind.

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  7. We don't need any parking.

    The 101 is going to be walkable. Get off your butt you lazy asses. A little walking will only help your health and well being. The 101 will become our health and recreation destination.

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  8. Bonus points for anyone who knows where the original Surfboards Hawaii was located.

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  9. Walker O-

    You sure seem to be a negative person. Man lighten up!

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  10. Surfboards Hawaii was at corner of 101 and D st at the original B of A building.

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  11. I like it. He also did a nicely detailed home in Del Mar.

    Below is the website that I pulled from the sign:

    http://www.brianchurcharchitecture.com/index.html

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  12. that building wont be built for years. The one to the north is nearly emtpy. Market selling prices will not support the construction costs.

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  13. Welcome to Northern Lajolla.

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  14. Bob- welcome back we all thought you were dead. Apparently not the case. I like La Jolla, it's safely walkable!!

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  15. Hey Fred, did the architect stop by your place for a cup of coffee when this project was on the drawing board? What do you think about it?

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  16. I like that building. You guys are haters. It's better than the boring Nantucket-ish live/work lofts next door.

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  17. 10:46
    I think it means drinking too much Perrier.

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  18. Wasn't it in the south section of the old Longboard Grotto?

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  19. 10:48

    Yes, the architect had cookies and beverages on site at this location to show the neighbors his plans. He and his wife are very nice and he certainly is talented, but these structures do not belong here in my opinion. They'd look great somewhere else. I don't mind entrepeneurs seeking to get the biggest bang out of their buck. It's just unforntunate when developers overcrowed an older area - because they can.

    The street I lived on in Glendale as a kid had 10 houses on each side of the street. 10 front yards, 10 back yards and a number of bungalows/granny flats. In 1960 the bulldozers arrived. One by one ALL of the houses were replaced by 20 unit apartments. That made it very cozy for a few land lords, but destroyed the quality of life for everyone when the area became a crime farm. So, it's not only inadequate parking that we'll be gaining, it's the potential proximity of 20 times the people we're used to. Oh yeah, and the aesthetics that we could have here.
    I like a lot of architecture. The old Longboard Grotto building was bought recently and I believe the owner is restoring the building. It has the most awesome Art Deco facade of any building in Leucadia. Initially I believe it was an IGA store (Independant Grocers of America) as they all had a similar feel. Not that all buildings should be that style on the corridor, but more wouldn't hurt I don't think. That's one reason I encouraged the builder and PC to go with the Deco gas station we got. -to retain a vintage feel on our historic route. Sorry if that's boring to some.

    Nope, I think Planning Commissioner Gene Chapo said it best when the first three-story building went next to me. "Is this what we want on every lot on the Hwy in Leucadia?" So far I think the majority of planners here think so.

    The wooden fence however is an emense improvement over the cyclone fence and weeds that was there for 3 or 4 years. Meanwhile, they're landscaping the yard nicely too.

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  20. 10:41
    It ain't Bob. He could spell La Jolla.

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  21. The old Grotto was Rocket Gas Station and housed Hanlon Ambulance in about 1965

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  22. Before Surfboards Hawaii moved to the La Paloma building, it was located in the little building where Casa Del Corazon just moved out, in Leucadia. That was approximately 46 years ago...

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  23. Where did OP start out?

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  25. The city of Mizel (formerly known as Encinitas)


    OUT OF STATE DEVELOPER TO GET A PIECE OF ENCINITAS GOVERNMENT

    On the April 15, 2009 Encinitas City Council Agenda ---
    Agenda item #5 - At the next Council meeting, Phil Cotton and Jim Gilliam have a strange request for the Council, where the Council will get up to $75,000 in promised matching funds if approved. Information from the city on the Mizel non-profit foundation is sparse and shadowy. The foundation is based in Denver, Colorado and is headed by the CEO of one of the largest home builders in the country. In the previous two years, the Council has approved receiving donated money from the foundation for the community grants program.

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