Horton Plaza Time-lapse Video Released

Westfield will maintain the park for 25 years and plan 200 events per year

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:24 PM PDT
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Construction crews at 4th and Broadway have removed a large building and opened up the area for a public park and open space.

Construction crews at 4th and Broadway have removed a large building and opened up the area for a public park and open space.

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Faulconer: Horton Plaza on Track

City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer talks with Megan Tevrizian about the progress of the public park at Horton Plaza.
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San Diego City leaders are unveiling a time-lapse video of construction over Horton Plaza Park.

The $14.4 million project will take the downtown city block at 4th and Broadway once occupied by a Robinson’s May department store and will replace it with an open space with water fountains, seating areas and large light fixtures.

For six months, shoppers, workers and tourists have watched the process of clearing the property that included Sam Goody and the Art Tix booth.

As a result, the exterior of the historic Balboa Theatre is more prominent.

“To walk around now and see the sunlight, you can start to see what this park is going to become,” said District 2 Councilmember Kevin Faulconer.

Faulconer said the schedule for demolition is on track so the process of building the park is next up. Completion is expected this time next year.

The video will be shown at a community meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the Westin Gaslamp but NBC 7 San Diego obtained the clip as a a sneak peek of the project going on just a stone's throw from our downtown studios at 225 Broadway.

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