Posts Tagged ‘Marina Center’
The controversial Marina Center development is being stalled by the project applicants who are stonewalling the California Coastal Commission. Such was the report from city staff to the Eureka City Council Tuesday night.
City Planner Sidnie Olson assured the council that Marina Center is “not dead” and “will be back.”
City Manager Dave Tyson said the city is still negotiating with the State Lands Commission to resolve jurisdictional concerns over the project location site.
Meanwhile, new bumper stickers are floating around E-Town calling for a real clean-up of the site rather than a cover-up. To get yours send a self-addressed stamped envelope to CREG, P.O. Box 738, Eureka, CA 95502.
[Guest post by Kathy Srabian.]
Home Depot was feeling good in 2005. CEO Bob Nardelli was seeing unlimited growth for the nationwide chain.
In 2006 Eureka hears that Home Depot wants to sit in the proposed “Marina Center” development. The dust raises as locals begin to argue. It gets so thick that no one notices Home Depot has probably lost interest.
Times changed and Mr. Nardelli — with his vision of unlimited growth — was replaced by a new CEO in January of 2007. The new chief, Frank Blake, issued the following statement:
“By building fewer stores, in the best locations, and making sure our existing stores are profitable, our company will be in a much stronger competitive position.”
The Associated Press reported that “Home Depot said it will no longer pursue opening the roughly 50 U.S. stores in its new store pipeline, in some cases for more than 10 years.”
The Home Depot that said they were coming to Eureka is not the Home Depot of today.
- 2007 Home Depot waves goodbye to CEO Nardelli, who ran the company during the proposal to locate in Eureka.
- 2007 Home Depot sells their wholesale construction supply business.
- 2008 Home Depot says it’s closing 15 underperforming stores and scuttling earlier plans to open 50 others.
- 2009 Home Depot cuts 7,000 jobs, closes 34 Expo Design Centers, 5 Yardbird Store, and 7 bath remodeling businesses.
- 2008-2009 Home Depot closes 54 stores nationwide.
- 2010 Home Depot closes 3 stores; announces 1,000 layoffs
The “Marina Center” has become synonymous with “Home Depot.” But do you really think Home Depot is coming here? Convince me with something other than a 2006 North Coast Journal or a pastel picture from the Marina Center website.
Citizens for Real Economic Growth held a press conference Tuesday, accusing Security National of “stonewalling” and “dragging its feet” on the cleanup of the Balloon Track property.
The executive director of the California Coastal Commission responded Thursday to a pair of lawsuits challenging the commission’s authority to hear an appeal of a preliminary cleanup plan for the proposed Marina Center development, calling the…
A few dozen people attended a press conference Tuesday morning to announce the filing of a lawsuit brought against the California Coastal Commission by supporters of plans to clean up the blighted Balloon Track property, where the proposed Marina Center development is slated to be built.
US District Judge Jeffrey White ordered a new trial date in the lawsuit by Humboldt Baykeeper against Security National subsidiary CUE VI over clean-up of Eureka’s toxic Balloon Track. Trial is now set for August 30, 2010 rather than the quickly-approaching March 22nd.
Eureka citizens got a half-baked mea culpa from Eureka city councilman Mike Jones at Tuesday’s city council meeting following his fruitless sojourn to the Coastal Commission meeting in San Francisco.
Citizens of Eureka will foot the bill for a three-day, two-night trip for 4 (Leonard, Jones, city manager Dave Tyson and city planner Sidnie Olson) costing $1,876.
The California Coastal Commission’s decision Thursday to hear an appeal of the coastal development permit Eureka issued for the Marina Center development essentially puts the commission in the driver’s seat.
Video of the Arkley’s vision of the Marina Center project is strangely similar to watching video game The SIMMS.
UPDATE: Here’s the video of the Marina Center hearing, beginning with Coastal Commission Executive Director Peter Douglas’ explanation of what a Substantial Issue hearing is. The city refused to acknowledge long-standing protocol in exchange for a dog and pony show.
The California Coastal Commission found unanimously Thursday that substantial issues exist with the coastal development permit issued by the city of Eureka for the Marina Center project, and it will hear an appeal of the permit at a future
When it comes to developer Rob Arkley’s Home Depot mall, certain city officials can’t shake their pom-poms hard enough. The spectacle was on full display at yesterday’s press conference.
As several members of the Eureka City Council readied to hold a press conference Monday, another dismissed the event as a “political stunt.” Council members Jeff Leonard, Frank Jager and Mike Jones — joined by Mayor Virginia Bass
Eureka Mayor Virginia Bass and certain members of the City Council will hold a 1:00 press conference Monday at City Hall to publicly lobby the California Coastal Commission to let the city speak at its December 10 meeting.