The Port of San Diego is looking to generate some revenue from an industrial property owned by the agency on a one-acre lot east of Lindbergh Field, about a block south of its headquarters.
This week the port issued a draft “negative declaration” on the property at 1411 West Palm Street, which contains a 22,579-square-foot building and off-street parking for more than 30 cars. The declaration is a procedure required by the California Environmental Quality Act, which entails preparation of "a statement briefly describing the reasons that a proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and does not require the preparation of an environmental impact report."
The port, however, does say that the property needs some improvements, including the addition of ramps required for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, as well as conversion of part of the building from industrial use to commercial storefront.
While tenants are still being sought, port officials anticipate that "a warehouse-style wholesale bead shop" will be the primary tenant.
Before the declaration is finalized, the public will be offered a 30-day comment period on the proposed changes to the building and to its offer for lease. That time frame expires on Tuesday, April 1.