In June going on around Imperial Beach.
At the time, I was generally happy to see the improvements underway, but was grieved to learn that the lighting project for Seacoast Drive was happening at the start of the most popular beach season of the year. At the time, sidewalks on both side of the street were under construction and unavailable for public access.
It is now August and yesterday I was shocked to see that a quarter mile of prime tourist area on Seacoast Drive–from the hotel to Elkwood St. and spanning Pier Plaza–was marred with orange and yellow “under construction” material.
This is the prime area for locals and visitors in the peak of the summer season.
Couldn’t most of sidewalk, road and lighting work on Seacoast Drive been done any time before Memorial Day or after Labor Day? I understand that some of it is necessary because it is related to rebuilding the hotel, but other areas around Imperial Beach are still waiting for road work and sidewalk modifications.
Does the best, most attractive area of town have to be torn up during the peak of IB’s busiest season? I’m sure no one in City Council or Planning is trying to put merchants on Seacoast Drive out of business, but it sure seems like the most unfriendly business move possible.
Couldn't this have been planned better?
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