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View Poll Results: SD vs Austin
Austin 25 43.86%
San Diego 32 56.14%
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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Which of the 2 has the brighter future? Better nightlife? Current and proposed projects? Liveliest downtown?
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Austin probably has a brighter future growth wise as San Diego is very expensive and relatively built out so that will limit growth. Austin seems to have much more room and potential for expansion. San Diego is a better city imo though, just pricey.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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austin better for future, nightlife, downtown. san diego for everything else
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Does anyone have current and proposed projects for either city?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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Does anyone have current and proposed projects for either city?
Here are the towers that are in development. Unfortunately I don't have a categorical list for majority of the mid-rises or other developments (would imagine both cities have plenty going on there as it is) but this is all I have on these places.

San Diego:

Under-Construction:
01. 15th and Island Tower 1: 45 stories
02. Pacific & Broadway: 41 stories
03. Jacobs Medical Center: 11 stories

On-Hold:
01. 880 West Broadway: 34 stories
02. Biarritz: 11 stories

Proposed:
01. Ritz Carlton San Diego: 45 stories (will become San Diego's tallest building)
02. 15th and Island Tower 2: 45 stories
03. Stadium View: 30 stories
04. Kettner & Ash: 35 stories
05. Ballpark Village: 36 stories
06. San Diego Central Courthouse: 22 stories
07. Makers Quarter Tower
08. Hilton San Diego Bayfront Expansion: 34 stories
09. Zephyr Project Tower B: 32 stories
10. Zephyr Project Tower A: 32 stories
11. India & Beech: 29 stories
12. 11th & Broadway Tower 2: 32 stories
13. 11th & Broadway Tower 1: 31 stories
14. San Diego City Hall: 19 stories
15. 401 West Ash: 22 stories
16. The Pacific Heights: 22 stories
17. Blue Sky West Tower: 25 stories
18. Lucia Nel Cielo: 23 stories
19. Blue Sky East Tower: 23 stories
20. 719 Ash: 18 stories
21. Lane Field North: 17 stories
22. Atmosphere: 12 stories

Total: 27 projects

Austin:

Under-Construction:
01. Fairmont Hotel: 36 stories
02. Northshore: 38 stories
03. 500 West 2nd Street: 28 stories
04. Seaholm Residences: 30 stories
05. 5th & Colorado: 18 stories
06. Aspen Heights Apartments: 22 stories
07. Shoal Creek Walk: 15 stories
08. University House: 19 stories
09. Hotel Van Zandt: 16 stories
10. Seton Medical Center at University of Texas: 10 stories
11. University of Texas System Headquarters: 19 stories
12. University Medical Office & Research Building: 10 stories
13. Hotel Indigo/Holiday Inn Express: 11 stories
14. University of Texas Engineering Education: 9 stories
15. Hotel Granduca: 9 stories
16. Austin Archer Hotel at the Domain: 8 stories
17. St. David's Foundation Headquarters: 8 stories
18. Capital Ridge: 7 stories
19. Austin Main Public Library: 6 stories

On-Hold:
- Nothing.

Proposed:
01. The Independent: 58 stories (will become Austin's tallest, they pre-sold all the units, will start construction in November)
02. Waller Center Tower C: 53 stories
03. Waller Center Tower B: 45 stories
04. 70 Rainey: 35 stories
05. 99 Trinity Tower: 39 stories
06. Fifth + West Residences: 39 stories
07. GreenWater Block 185: 39 stories
08. 5th & Brazos: 36 stories
09. 208 Nueces: 28 stories
10. Austin Proper: 32 stories
11. Waller Center Tower A: 26 stories
12. Aloft Austin Downtown: 31 stories
13. 48 East Avenue: 35 stories
14. Hotel ZaZa & Apartments: 24 stories
15. Travis County Civil Courthouse: 14 stories
16. Homewood Suites at East Avenue: 14 stories
17. Huston Heights Tower II: 16 stories
18. Huston Heights Tower I: 16 stories
19. 6th & Nueces Hotel: 28 stories
20. Waterloo Park Tower: 22 stories
21. North Shore Lofts: 18 stories
22. Domain 8 Office Building: 12 stories
23. HPI Domain Office: 11 stories
24. Hyatt House: 10 stories
25. 211 Lamar: 9 stories
26. Mexic-arte Museum: 8 stories
27. Travis County District Attorney's Office: 6 stories

Total: 46 projects

Here is a chart for the Austin projects that someone on another forum made with their status and everything:
This: http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...0Page%201b.png
Then this:http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...20Page%202.png.

Here is a rendering of "the Independent" as well: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...trendering.jpg

Information on San Diego's Ritz Carlton proposal: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...osed-downtown/

San Diego is expanding Legoland, while Austin is building a surf park with electronically controlled waves (and neon glow in the dark water for night surfing), both cities are adding or expanding cultural institutions, educational institutions, government institutions, adding foreign flag carriers and airlines services, gaining foreign investment, so on and so forth. They are also both building even more mid-rises than they are building high-rises or skyscrapers, so this list doesn't do either city justice but gives an idea of some of the high-profile projects that will change the skylines and cityscapes in both cities (or at least enhance the skylines or cityscapes). Both cities are also expanding retail options and gaining new retailers at a torrid pace too. All around boom.

Two of my favorite cities actually, I actually like San Diego more than any of the other California cities and Austin more than any of the other Texas cities. Oddly, they have that in common -- I like each more than their bigger sibling cities in their states (Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and Houston).

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Old 08-31-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Thanks RedJohn, had no idea Austin was blowing up like that.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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Here are the towers that are in development. Unfortunately I don't have a categorical list for majority of the mid-rises or other developments (would imagine both cities have plenty going on there as it is) but this is all I have on these places.

San Diego:

Under-Construction:
01. 15th and Island Tower 1: 45 stories
02. Pacific & Broadway: 41 stories
03. Jacobs Medical Center: 11 stories

On-Hold:
01. 880 West Broadway: 34 stories
02. Biarritz: 11 stories

Proposed:
01. Ritz Carlton San Diego: 45 stories (will become San Diego's tallest building)
02. 15th and Island Tower 2: 45 stories
03. Stadium View: 30 stories
04. Kettner & Ash: 35 stories
05. Ballpark Village: 36 stories
06. San Diego Central Courthouse: 22 stories
07. Makers Quarter Tower
08. Hilton San Diego Bayfront Expansion: 34 stories
09. Zephyr Project Tower B: 32 stories
10. Zephyr Project Tower A: 32 stories
11. India & Beech: 29 stories
12. 11th & Broadway Tower 2: 32 stories
13. 11th & Broadway Tower 1: 31 stories
14. San Diego City Hall: 19 stories
15. 401 West Ash: 22 stories
16. The Pacific Heights: 22 stories
17. Blue Sky West Tower: 25 stories
18. Lucia Nel Cielo: 23 stories
19. Blue Sky East Tower: 23 stories
20. 719 Ash: 18 stories
21. Lane Field North: 17 stories
22. Atmosphere: 12 stories

Total: 27 projects

Austin:

Under-Construction:
01. Fairmont Hotel: 36 stories
02. Northshore: 38 stories
03. 500 West 2nd Street: 28 stories
04. Seaholm Residences: 30 stories
05. 5th & Colorado: 18 stories
06. Aspen Heights Apartments: 22 stories
07. Shoal Creek Walk: 15 stories
08. University House: 19 stories
09. Hotel Van Zandt: 16 stories
10. Seton Medical Center at University of Texas: 10 stories
11. University of Texas System Headquarters: 19 stories
12. University Medical Office & Research Building: 10 stories
13. Hotel Indigo/Holiday Inn Express: 11 stories
14. University of Texas Engineering Education: 9 stories
15. Hotel Granduca: 9 stories
16. Austin Archer Hotel at the Domain: 8 stories
17. St. David's Foundation Headquarters: 8 stories
18. Capital Ridge: 7 stories
19. Austin Main Public Library: 6 stories

On-Hold:
- Nothing.

Proposed:
01. The Independent: 58 stories (will become Austin's tallest, they pre-sold all the units, will start construction in November)
02. Waller Center Tower C: 53 stories
03. Waller Center Tower B: 45 stories
04. 70 Rainey: 35 stories
05. 99 Trinity Tower: 39 stories
06. Fifth + West Residences: 39 stories
07. GreenWater Block 185: 39 stories
08. 5th & Brazos: 36 stories
09. 208 Nueces: 28 stories
10. Austin Proper: 32 stories
11. Waller Center Tower A: 26 stories
12. Aloft Austin Downtown: 31 stories
13. 48 East Avenue: 35 stories
14. Hotel ZaZa & Apartments: 24 stories
15. Travis County Civil Courthouse: 14 stories
16. Homewood Suites at East Avenue: 14 stories
17. Huston Heights Tower II: 16 stories
18. Huston Heights Tower I: 16 stories
19. 6th & Nueces Hotel: 28 stories
20. Waterloo Park Tower: 22 stories
21. North Shore Lofts: 18 stories
22. Domain 8 Office Building: 12 stories
23. HPI Domain Office: 11 stories
24. Hyatt House: 10 stories
25. 211 Lamar: 9 stories
26. Mexic-arte Museum: 8 stories
27. Travis County District Attorney's Office: 6 stories

Total: 46 projects

Here is a chart for the Austin projects that someone on another forum made with their status and everything:
This: http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...0Page%201b.png
Then this:http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...20Page%202.png.

Here is a rendering of "the Independent" as well: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...trendering.jpg

Information on San Diego's Ritz Carlton proposal: A Ritz Carlton hotel and Whole Foods market are proposed for a key East Village site. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

San Diego is expanding Legoland, while Austin is building a surf park with electronically controlled waves (and neon glow in the dark water for night surfing), both cities are adding or expanding cultural institutions, educational institutions, government institutions, adding foreign flag carriers and airlines services, gaining foreign investment, so on and so forth. They are also both building even more mid-rises than they are building high-rises or skyscrapers, so this list doesn't do either city justice but gives an idea of some of the high-profile projects that will change the skylines and cityscapes in both cities (or at least enhance the skylines or cityscapes). Both cities are also expanding retail options and gaining new retailers at a torrid pace too. All around boom.

Two of my favorite cities actually, I actually like San Diego more than any of the other California cities and Austin more than any of the other Texas cities. Oddly, they have that in common -- I like each more than their bigger sibling cities in their states (Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and Houston).

Wow. is Austin someone's personal erector set? The construction is unreal.

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Wow. is Austin someone's personal erector set? The construction is unreal.
Yes, Kevin's.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Ke...060748edit.jpg

The Empire State Building and Chrysler Building are likely there for scale or fun.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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One thing I'm curious about with Austin is transportation, it has a lot of development going on but it doesn't seem like it has any plans for a light rail network or really any significant rail network to handle its growth. Kind of surprised, thought Austin would be a bit better in the public transit area. San Diego has some pretty ambitious plans to expand it's rail and public transit network in the future.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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One thing I'm curious about with Austin is transportation, it has a lot of development going on but it doesn't seem like it has any plans for a light rail network or really any significant rail network to handle its growth. Kind of surprised, thought Austin would be a bit better in the public transit area. San Diego has some pretty ambitious plans to expand it's rail and public transit network in the future.
Do you have a map of the future lines/extensions?
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