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Opinion: San Diego is losing our waterfront to builders

San Diego Union Tribune logo San Diego Union Tribune 1/16/2021 U-T Letters
a person standing next to a body of water: A conceptual rendering shows the base of Seaport San Diego's observation tower located alongside a new water cut that threads the site and provides water access farther inland than currently exists. The tower and water cut are just two components of a 2 million square-foot, mixed-use redevelopment proposed for downtown's Central Embarcadero. (Courtesy, Bjarke Ingels Group) © (Courtesy, Bjarke Ingels Group) A conceptual rendering shows the base of Seaport San Diego's observation tower located alongside a new water cut that threads the site and provides water access farther inland than currently exists. The tower and water cut are just two components of a 2 million square-foot, mixed-use redevelopment proposed for downtown's Central Embarcadero. (Courtesy, Bjarke Ingels Group)

Re “What’s happening with Seaport San Diego, the $2.5B redo of Downtown’s Central Embarcadero?” (Jan. 10): Thank you for your extensive article on the proposed 1HWY1 development at Seaport Village.

On July 16, 1938, when Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the San Diego City and County Administration building on the Embarcadero, he warned San Diego about walling off our waterfront. He said we would regret it. We ignored his advice and now we do regret it.

It is a shame that your piece on the proposed “mega project” in the U-T did not even mention the continued walling off our waterfront. Future generations will regret it.

Scott Mac Laggan

Point Loma

This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.

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