Mainstream San Diego market offers made by the waterfront on Harbor Drive depend on the work currently underway on the floors and roofs of an old mainstay that sat unused by police workers since 1987, the Old Police Headquarters at the corner of Pacific Highway. The new facades on the three buildings will change the worn down Spanish Revival and Classical workplace into a local meeting place.
A place locals, and visitor, can play the market, both indoors and outdoors. And not forget to dine.
On Friday, March 8th, workers doing the site revival work for the Terramar realty company were in the mile of giving the acres the spaces fit for a 100,000 square foot enterprise scene estate. An estate that welcomes shoppers in to two and half dozen shops. The roofs, mostly without the roof tiles, the workers inside were fitting out the floor spaces by reconfiguring the framework for walkers traffic that goes in and out.
Restoration work that began back in 2009 has to follow black and white rules. Gallery artistry that will be seen in the facades is not as important as the early rehabilitation work done on the blighted headquarters that must make it measure up to the U.S. Interior Departments standards for public building rehabilitation.
Terramar can have less concern about paying the full development cost due to a 20 percent tax break given for rehabilitation work done on a building place on the national registry for historic places.
The old attraction' architectural works that give it the unique historical character were taken off last year, before the 40 million dollar financing the Port had approved in December in 2011 came through in October. Once restored, and put back in their rightful place, the wooden doors and ironworks will prove the block still is a historic place. No one will have to hunt for a place to walk through a headquarters rebuilt with open passages that are more grand, but the old windows will give the buildings' facades the old cuts.
Passageways will have to lay open. The strolls through the market and into the sunshine and breeze in the courtyard need larger room for community browsing. The south embarcadero grounds on the eastern side of the site will beautify Kettner Boulevard. A festive paved stroll way was drawn in the plans to give visitors a place to get together and enjoy fresco dining outdoors. At new hang outs that look like picture gallery from across the street.
Police action in the courtyard belongs to a heroic age in San Diego. The open air plaza will have a new kind of rock underfoot. A fountain will center a lively shopping center filled with colorful bricks workers lay in.
Work will continue until the fence along Harbor Drive can get taken down, and urban park and plaza, decked with its own fountain, shortens the trips taken west to the waterfront. Late 2013 is the finish date Terramar bargained on. The block will have more than enough room to join the sociable crowds at the public market. Easy walks through will get filled by market names, yet there will be no breaks in the strolls all can take, together, or on a shopping hunt.
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