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Site Needs: 72K Square Feet, 252 Secure Parking Spaces

Site Selection Considerations
Sears (Vacant)
La Cumbre Mall
Earl Warren
Showgrounds
Louise Lowry
Davis Center
Existing
SBPD
Cota St
Commuter Lot
Size & Lot Shape flexible flexible fits too small fits
Parking yes yes yes no yes
Zoning commercial recreation parks & recreation office restricted manufact./commercial
Height Limits 60′ (community benefit) 60′ (community benefit) 60′ 45′ 60′ (community benefit)
Access La Cumbre & Calle Real Las Positas & Calle Real Victoria, Chapala, De La Vina, Anapamu Figueroa & Anapamu Santa Barbara & Cota
High Call Area no no yes yes yes
Court Proximity drive only drive only walkable walkable walkable
Conflicts ($$ = added costs) non-City-owned, $$, active fault zone, owner interested in rental housing non-City-owned, $$, annexation required, freeway congestion & zoning change lawn bowling, teen center, 2 historic/merit structures, public vote to change use hazardous materials clean-up, relocation requires 2nd police station, $$ Farmers’ Market, commuter parking
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