What role does the City have in the redevelopment of the Coramart building and has the City prevented its redevelopment?

Recently, some residents have speculated that the City has not supported or has somehow delayed or prevented the redevelopment of the Coramart building. This could not be further from the truth. The City takes pride in its award-winning main street and works daily to make residents proud of Orange Avenue and other streets in the business district. The City fully supports its businesses, treats all Coronado property owners with respect, and wishes each business well. The City is unaware of any proposal that has been made regarding tenants or improvements to the building that has not been well received by the City. To the City's knowledge, no lease has been executed between the owner and any potential tenant for the space. The Coramart building, at 844 Orange Avenue, was formerly a general goods retail store. The building has been privately owned by the same person/family for many years. The property has not been occupied since the retail store closed. The building is an unreinforced masonry building and does not meet current earthquake standards and may need to be brought up to current earthquake and building/fire code standards before it can be reopened, which presumably will incur a significant cost. Additionally, any eating or drinking establishment would require new parking per zoning codes. As a private building, the City would not participate in negotiations between the property owner and the tenant. The City is aware of the rumors that an agreement has been made to lease the building to either Vons or Rite Aid. As far as the City knows, they are simply rumors. Over the past several years, the City has notified the property owner when the building was not maintained in accordance with the minimum standards of the Municipal Code. When notified, the property owner has taken corrective actions.

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3. Do I have to recycle my food waste now that EDCO has announced its new Organic Recycling Program?
4. Why does the City waste money watering the synthetic turf at the Lawn Bowling Green?
5. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
6. Are the current asphalt repairs simply “make-work” and unnecessary?
7. Are there fresh water aquifers in Coronado that could be used for a supply of potable water?
8. Did the City of Newport Beach successfully challenge a state law, Senate Bill 2, that mandates a city's zoning codes accommodate emergency shelters and transitional housing?
9. Did the new traffic signal at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street cause a back-up of traffic east of the intersection on Wednesday, November 6?
10. Does refinancing the former redevelopment agency’s bonds and loans create more density in Coronado?
11. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
12. How can the City leave the lights on at the Coronado Public Library overnight especially during the current heat wave and with potential rotating outages?
13. How does a City get selected to Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Best Beaches in America list?
14. Is it true that enterococci bacteria can be caused by decaying kelp and why doesn’t the City think the current advisory at Avenida del Sol is related to sewage impacts from the Tijuana River or Mexico
15. Is the City going to make changes at Coronado Cays Park?
16. Is the City not respecting its beautiful historic sidewalks?
17. Is the City trying to extend San Diego’s Lindbergh Field into Coronado?
18. Is the water quality being affected in South Beach and is Central Beach being tested for the Fourth of July?
19. Is there still time to have a say on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan?
20. It has been reported in national news stories based on a local report that the City of Coronado’s beach was closed for several weeks. Is that true?
21. Questions have come up in the community about what uses are allowed in the City of Coronado’s R-1A residential zoning code. What are those uses?
22. The City has fire rings at North Beach that get very busy during the summer. What is the City’s fire ring policy? How does the City monitor behavior at the fire rings and is it enough?
23. What are the white cones along the Silver Strand State Highway?
24. Is the National Citizen Survey conducted by the National Research Center valid?
25. What is the current status of the Golf Course Water Recycling and Turf Care Facility project or the environmental review? How are the potential environmental impacts being addressed?
26. What role does the City have in the redevelopment of the Coramart building and has the City prevented its redevelopment?
27. What was the odor in Coronado on Easter Sunday?
28. Why are there two construction sites at Spreckels Park? And why is the site near Seventh only a concrete pad?
29. Why is the City ending its participation in the Rotary Santa program?
30. Why isn’t the City extending service to the Cays this year?
31. Why were two palms recently removed from the beach?
32. Why is the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp closed and when will it reopen?