|Quoting Jmc1975 (Thread starter):|
I was looking at the Google Maps of Miramar and was wondering where on the field would be the optimum location for the passenger terminal, long-term parking, roadways as well as cargo, catering and rental car facilities. Should there be direct access off I-15, bypassing Miramar Road?
There was a papaerback book written in 1994 regarding the vote of doing so at the time, written by a former mayor of San Diego. I don't remember the title, try looking it up on Amazon.com.
The book was filled with facts that we beyond me at the time, like pilot confessions about the current SAN
and the NIMBY that is already there, etc. But a portion of the book described the airport layout.
Beside Miramar Rd, a bypass freeway (like 52 but on the north side of Miramar) would irrigated traffic from either I-805 or I-15 into the new SAN
. In addition, connecting the San Diego Trolley or the Coaster to the new SAN
by old the raillines that went into Miramar during the Cold War era. The airport would have used existing fields and some hangers. Most of the construction would be to make the terminals and parking structures. I do not what was the fate of the existing businesses along Miramar Road, maybe the freeway passed overhead...
|Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):|
The Marine Corps should swap properties with SAN, the Marines take Lindbergh Field and the Airport Authority takes Miramar.
Lindberg's runway is more than adequate for the Corp's missions, plus it's close proximity from North Island means there could be some cost savings from having the Administrative functions handled by North Island.
[Edited 2005-10-24 04:47:36]
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