Over 10 years of public and private corporate cooperation has culminated in the creation of the Lane Field development opportunity in conjunction with the realization of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.
The Lane Field development site is bound by West Broadway to the south, Harbor Drive to the west, Pacific Highway to the east, and the US Naval Facilities Engineering compound to the north. The site has been utilized as a surface parking lot for cruise and general public parking since the 1960's and prior to that was the location of a baseball stadium known as "Lane Field" which was the home of the Pacific Coast League Padres from 1936 to 1957.
The Lane Field development team is working with the Port to redevelop an approximate 5.69 acre parking lot into a dual-branded hotel in a single building on the northern portion of the site fronting Pacific Highway and an approximately 2-acre public park on the western portion fronting Harbor Drive.
The Lane Field development located at 900 West Broadway will be downtown San Diego's premier waterfront destination. Lane Field is perfectly positioned in relationship to the Embarcadero waterfront attractions, museums, and Cruise Ship Terminal and is within walking distance of all of downtown San Diego's demand generators: San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Downtown office buildings, and the Ballpark District.
*Multiple phases completed for Oxbow Design Collective and Civitas Inc.
In July 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of initiatives to further the successful growth of Downtown Brooklyn into a thriving, 21st century Downtown. Among those was an opportunity to “Reinvent the Brooklyn Strand”— by connecting Downtown Brooklyn to its waterfront through a reimagined series of disconnected parks, plazas, and greenways between Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge Park that have enormous potential to become the great promenade and gateway to Brooklyn.
In response to this vision, over 40 stakeholder groups from the Downtown Brooklyn community worked together to offer suggestions for what a “re-imagined Brooklyn Strand” could look like, complete with new connections and improvements that will reinvent this linear park to make it one of the borough’s great destinations and help make Brooklyn Bridge Park truly accessible by creating a seamless connection to major transit hubs in Downtown Brooklyn.
In March 2015, this long-term, community driven vision for the area developed by a design team led by WXY, was presented at a public meeting held in partnership with Community Board 2. The suggestions are preliminary and will require thorough review and due diligence by City agencies.