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Going Up
updated: Feb 04, 2013, 12:02 PM

By John Wiley

It looks like the basement and foundations are in and construction at the Arlington is going up now, as you can see in these aerials from Sunday. It's been interesting watching the progress. I wonder if anyone's doing a time lapse movie of it. I've taken pix along the way, so if there's no time lapse shall I put together a series that at least shows some of the stages?

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 COMMENT 370695 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 01:36 PM

That is well beyond the foundation stage. The slabs are poured and the structures are started.


 COMMENT 370697 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 01:43 PM

Remind me what they are building again? A parking garage?


 COMMENT 370703 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 01:55 PM

Mixed use development. Retail/condos and a public market. Google Alma del Pueblo.


 COMMENT 370716P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 02:36 PM

I'm confused. They wouldn't tear down the Arlington Theater would they? They just had the Film Festival there too. I can't seem to find my direction from the pictures.


 COMMENT 370720 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 02:45 PM

And speaking of going up, the Cabrillo Business Park at Los Carneros and Hollister has its foundations poured, and the first structures are starting to rise up.


 COMMENT 370731 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 02:58 PM

They aren't doing anything with the Arlington, 716. Nothing to worry about. It's simply occupying the old Safeway/Vons lot.


 COMMENT 370844P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-04 11:17 PM

703. Thanks for answering my questions without making me feel foolish or stupid unlike (it seems to be around 90% of) the other people who post here.


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 07:26 AM

Thanks, John. On the rare occassions I drive by I wonder about what is going on behind the fence, how far along they are, etc. Time lapse would be fun!


 COMMENT 370919 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 08:41 AM

sad all this building bit -- I miss the old Vons market so easily accessible -- and it was more open space which now will be all shut out -- sad


 COMMENT 370934 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:04 AM

Better this than a derelict old building that smelled terribly on hot days, 919.


 COMMENT 370976 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:24 AM

Thanks for the pictures, John. A time lapse still photo array would be nice.


 COMMENT 371002 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:58 AM

Seems like this whole project went through pretty quickly. Someone must have had all the money required to grease the hands of the city OR they had friends there... this city is NOTORIOUS for screwing over small businesses and being a nightmare to get through approvals.


 COMMENT 371005 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:08 AM

Actually, the project was in approval limbo for over two years while doing redesigns and height adjustments to meet the city's architectural guidelines.


 COMMENT 371013P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:37 AM

My wife and I stopped by the office (on State) and talked to the sales rep there. If I heard him correctly a one bedroom condo of about 1200 sq ft was going to go for $900k. If this is true I wish them well on selling the units.


 COMMENT 371023 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:12 PM

Oh but in SB 900k qualifies as affordable housing!

I wonder who will occupy these units? Retired dentists from UT? Part timers from LA? Who ever it is they'll be part time residents with their units being rented on AirBnB the rest of the 49 weeks a year they're not here...

And to top it off you get the privilege of living with true low income units and all the merits of these low earners...

Why do they continue to force a lifestyle onto a town that has its own already? These utopian developments never work out for anyone other than the architects that design them or the contractors that build them... No one who works downtown and is going to live in a 1bdrm can afford 900k - 1.2m - stupid development brought to you by our inept city workers...


 COMMENT 371074 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 01:55 PM

Well I guess it's another Chapala One in the making? Bummer.


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