The following letter was crafted for Councilmembers by Save our Heritage Organisation, who serves to protect the region's architectural and cultural heritage. You can view the full document here.
Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) understands that CIVIC San Diego, an entity that has recently been stripped of its authority, has moved forward with a sale agreement for 6901-6921 Linda Vista Road, which is a historically designated resource and home to the beloved Skateworld, a unique and rare San Diego amenity. SOHO supports the Linda Vista community in requesting the sale agreement to Pacifica Companies be denied and to return this item back to CIVIC San Diego with direction to hold an open and transparent bidding process that involves community stakeholders.
Designated historic in 2011 under Criteria A and C, this resource is both a special element of the community and architecturally significant (see attached). Further, Skateworld is perhaps the best use for this portion of the building, and it is in the best interest of the historical resource, the Linda Vista community, and the County of San Diego for this use to continue, which should be part of the larger conversation regarding the sale of this property.
SOHO urges the Council to listen to the Linda Vista community, recognize the uniqueness and rarity of this historical resource, as well as the best use as Skateworld, and vote no on the sale agreement today.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment,
(Signed) Bruce Coons, Executive Director