Variance on the ballot for the San Diego Soak City area

Posted Friday, October 6, 2000 5:22 AM | Contributed by Skyboss01

Prop "C" on the San Diego ballot is an innitaitive to provide a 150, 80, and 50 variance for construction on the 66 acres around Soak City in San Ysidro/Chula Vista. Use is unknown, but it states retail. Ever seen a 150' tall retail store other than a Sears?

Friday, October 6, 2000 2:24 PM
My buddy was a former manager here. Cedar Fair was very interested in this area for ride expansion. Really nothing else around for a total day. Beautiful park.
Friday, October 6, 2000 9:59 PM
CF can build a nice little park there. All they have to do is find a solution to the parking problem. Soak City currently shares it's parking lot with Coors Ampitheater. Whenever there is a concert there they lose the parking lot.
Saturday, October 7, 2000 8:35 PM
Maybe meet on a compromise. Like Lakemont Park in Altoona is on county property, so when they built a baseball stadium adjacent, the park lost expansion room, so the county built a giant garage for everyone to use, then the park was allowed to sublet land to build and lease a indoor ice rink to make up revenue. Anyway, that area continues to grow with houses, and some nice neighborhoods are developeing. The park will be in a great area.
Saturday, October 7, 2000 8:44 PM
They would probably like to look into other income opportunities like Challenge Park at CP, maybe installing a Skycoaster, Skyscraper, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf, go-karts, or any else of the sort. I have never been to SC in San Diego, so I really don't know what they currently have to offer, but as a former employee at CP, I know they like the extra-fee attractions.
Sunday, October 8, 2000 5:05 AM
My guess is a small park with a coaster or two and a few twist and pukes. It's been rumored for a while that they would like a "boardwalk" type of park that opens in the afternoon and evening so that people would stay later. If you look at the layout of the area, there are quite a few acres on which to build in the future, as well as plenty of room for a parking structure. More land could be bought for expansion. This is a non-residential area. They can also build on the massive hillside behind the park as it is zoned for commercial use.
Sunday, October 8, 2000 10:12 AM
I don't think the Challenge Park concept would be a good idea. There are a number of this type of operations out here already. I agree that some type of iron ride operation is in order. Belmont Park is nice,but other than the Giant Dipper there is only three other rides that an adult can get on. This area could stand to have a moderate sized park, one that doesn't take two hours plus to get to.

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