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  1. The mayor and a significant number of councilpersons are pushing for the November special election on the Convention Center. It won't be a decision solely on Soccer City. We'll know in a week or so.
  2. We turned office space to functioning lab space. We're currently turning office space into a production floor. Again, it's just space. The one thing all of the clusters have in common is that they developed organically; companies located there for obvious and compelling reasons. If there were obvious and compelling reasons to locate in MV or around SDSU, they would already be there. I've seen these "technology zones" in various places around the country and typically, they have very high vacancies and end up leasing out space to operations looking for cheap square footage. I think we'll continue to disagree on whether or not FSI represents a good or bad deal for the university and whether or not university leadership is acting in its best interest.
  3. Waiting until after the vote is a bad strategy. You can't spend months poisoning the well and then expect your donors to drink. Office space and R&D space is a distinction without a difference. At my current location, we leased 500k' of office space and in a year, we took down 150k' of cubicles and built out 3 labs. It's just space. There's little to no mid city tech presence. Kearny Mesa, just up the hill has a strong defense population with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Cubic, Raytheon, L3, a dozen or more smaller firms and Solar Turbines. RB has NGAS and GA and could rightfully be considered the center of the UAV universe. Sorrento Valley/Mesa has the GA/UCSD/Qualcomm technology cluster Torrey Pines has the huge Biotech cluster. A couple of dozen acres in MV among condos and tilt-up big boxes will not materially change this paradigm. SDSU 's plan is to act as the prime developer. To the extent there's a "partnership", it will be with a firm capable of build out. SDSU cannot escape risk exposure. The game doesn't work that way.
  4. You guys are whistling past the graveyard.
  5. That's only 200mil. That's a workable number. besides, I think they'll have to come off that price.
  6. They're going to sell it at market. SDSU can still negotiate a first refusal, no skin off FSI's nose.
  7. One must assume that the market will always be up, not a valid assumption when it comes the the finances of public entities. The market ,for office space in San Diego generally and Mission Valley specifically is very volatile. MV usually leads on the down side and lags on the upside. What happens to the "Grand Plan" when, not if, the market turns? SDSU can't go bankrupt so TAXPAYERS are put on the hook to cover the bond payments and the athletic budget will be left holding the nut for stadium operation expenses. Given all the excess cash floating around the Athletic department, I'm sure this won't be a problem. A state entity acting as the prime developer in a speculative land deal is a terrible idea. There's still a play to be made and I fail to understand why is hasn't been addressed: SDSU should negotiate a right of first refusal for the NFL parcel when the 5 year clock runs out. Get into the 32K stadium/5acre deal now. Establish yourself as a marketable product, work the fund raising in the background and be prepared to strike in 5 years. I believe that parcel is 16 acres, plus the 5 acres on offer AND control of the 12 acre soccer stadium, that's 33 acres by advanced math. I guess JD Wicker, Sooper Genius is too busy beating the bushes trying to find a Pro Frisbee golf team to share a stadium with to do any hard thinkin' and cogetatin'
  8. Apologize... or at least have the balls to admit you were wrong A: Yeah, I mean along those lines. You look at our Zahn Innovation Center. That’s something that could move down there and flourish. Whatever, as we look to research, and Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building where that’s a lot of lab space and things like that where people can come in and do research and development. Whatever it might be. And it’s not something we’re ready to jump into in the next five years. It’s further down the road. It’s 20, 30, 40 years. But initially, we can go down there and build out space that’s thoughtful for what we would need. And rent that space and be generating revenue back to the university to help the university as a going concern. And then as we need the space, take it back over time. JD Wicker...Sooper Genius
  9. Too many Californians. You need a fence.
  10. It's complicated. You wouldn't understand. We're big city. We're coastal. We're just better than you inland rubes. We let you beat us once in awhile just to keep things interesting. You're all a bunch of Red state, right wing Godbotherers. It's embarrassing....
  11. Simple. SDSU uses the same "negotiating " technique they're using for the Qualcomm land; tell all of the networks what SDSU is demanding for payment and threaten to quit football if they don't pony up. 8 mil per home game should do it.
  12. Is says nothing about private developers. It says developers. SDSU would be the prime developer. See ya
  13. It's about football....and money. Stop with the" it's about education "nonsense.