My husband, Joe, and I have been Coronado Village townhome residents for one year and as such, have a limited view of the harbor from our property. As you would expect, this view contributes heavily to the personal enjoyment along with the value of our property. Our view is already limited and impacted by the Il Fornaio restaurant structure. We are adamantly opposed to any further new development as well as any redevelopment of existing properties to a higher height on the south side of the Port property. To put a parking garage of any size anywhere adjacent to this property would be an obscene eyesore.
Like most residents of Coronado, we enjoy the scenic open space and recreational activities that can take place right in our neighborhood. New development would tremendously impact our enjoyment, and that of our neighbors and all visitors to this special place. In our opinion, the open space south of Il Fornaio (now a dirt lot) would be an excellent spot for a beautiful park or additional space for recreational activities.
While we understand that the existing Ferry Landing commercial buildings are sorely in need of renovation, we are not in favor of any increase in height allowed as part of this Port Master Plan.