Preliminary plans have been submitted to the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners for a project that would bring as many as three high-rise hotels downtown. The project is set for 5.5-acre Lane Field, once the site of a stadium for the former minor league Padres.
Two of the 14-story hotels would be built on the northern half of the property. Work on the southern part could include a third hotel, according to a port staff report.
Original plans for more upscale lodging, approved by the commissioners in 2006 and 2007, collapsed because of the recession, the staff report said.
The project is part of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, which envisions the overall renovation of San Diego's downtown waterfront. The California Coastal Commission is scheduled to consider a permit application this fall. The developers hope to break ground next spring, according to U-T San Diego.