By Brad Racino, inewssource
After years of negotiations, San Diego’s fishermen and a local developer have signed an agreement to recapture a lost piece of the city’s history – a thriving commercial fishing trade that once employed thousands of people while netting hundreds of millions of dollars.
Much of the agreement focuses on five acres called Tuna Harbor, and the role it will play within Seaport San Diego, the billion-dollar waterfront development expected to break ground in 2022.
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By Ray Huard, San Diego Business Journal
Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt.
When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun.
When he fishes, he does a particularly difficult form of fly fishing.
As a younger man, he ran marathons. “I was running 100 miles a week,” Gaffen said. Friends and business associates said that need to challenge himself is typical, illustrated perhaps in that Gaffen is involved in two major projects on opposite sides of the planet.
He and his partners in Protea Waterfront Development are developers of the $1.2 billon redevelopment of a 70-acre portion of San Diego’s waterfront that includes Seaport Village. His project management firm, Gafcon, also is overseeing the development of a sprawling waterfront site in China along the Huangpu River spanning five square miles. The project is estimated to cost more than $7 billion.
Gaffen sees the San Diego Seaport project as his legacy, and also the most complex project he’s ever undertaken, although it’s smaller than the development in Shanghai.
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By Danielle Radin, NBC San Diego - A world-renowned architect visited Seaport Village Tuesday with plans to transform San Diego's waterfront with parks, plazas, an aquarium, an urban beach, a public market and more.
Bjarke Ingels is the star of the Netflix documentary, Big Time. The Danish architect is known for buildings that defy convention.
Ingels envisions a 70-acre site encompassing 30 acres of water and 40 acres of land, which would include 14 acres of parks.
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