Poll: Will Balboa Park be Better Off With Remodel, Parking Garage?

Plaza de Panama Project Vision

By a 6-1 vote after a 7-hour hearing Monday, the San Diego City Council approved a makeover for Balboa Park. Parking will be banned at its heart and moved to an 800-space parking garage, with auto-driving visitors helping foot the bill. A planned bypass bridge also is planned. La Mesa basketball icon Bill Walton spoke in support of the centennial project, advocated by La Jolla’s Irwin Jacobs. But Bruce Coons of the Save Our Heritage Organisation was quoted in U-T San Diego as calling the plan “an extreme desecration of our greatest legacy.” Your view?