Teledyne-Ryan Site Demolition

The project located at 2701 North Harbor Drive, is being administered by the Port of San Diego. The project advances the goals articulated in the Port District’s mission statement: “While protecting the Tidelands Trust resources, the Port will balance economic benefits, community services, environmental stewardship, and public safety on behalf of the citizens of California.”

On August 4, 2009, the Board of Port Commissioners certified the Final Environmental Impact Report; adopted Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations; adopted a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; directed filing of the Notice of Determination; and authorized issuance of the non-appealable Coastal Development Permit for the project.

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Completion of Project at Former Teledyne Ryan Helps Protect San Diego Bay

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IMGP0852The Port of San Diego recently achieved a major milestone with the removal of hazardous and contaminated materials from the former Teledyne Ryan manufacturing plant on North Harbor Drive.

Fifty buildings on North Harbor Drive near San Diego International Airport were demolished at the former aviation company, which began operations in 1935.

"We invested millions of dollars to remove the buildings and remediate the 46-acre site to make it environmentally safe," said Lou Smith, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. "The completion represents a significant environmental achievement and it underscores the Port's role as an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the Tidelands."

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Port Receives Award for Work on Teledyne Ryan Project

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ryanThe Port of San Diego and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority were recently honored by an environmental group for a historical report and other communications they prepared for the Teledyne Ryan demolition project that is occurring on the southeast edge of San Diego International Airport.

The agencies, plus their engineering consultant CH2M Hill, were honored for the "Outstanding Environmental Technical Report" by the Association of Environmental Professionals, San Diego chapter. Specifically, they were recognized for producing the Ryan Aeronautical Company Historic American Building Survey Report and the Ryan Aeronautical Interpretive Display and website.

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New Website Chronicles History of San Diego’s First Aircraft Manufacturer

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Aviation pioneer T Claude Ryan started the first regular commercial passenger service from San Diego to Los Angeles in the 1920s. You may recognize the name Ryan. It was Ryan's company that built the Aviation pioneer T Claude Ryan started the first regular commercial passenger service from San Diego to Los Angeles in the 1920s. You may recognize the name Ryan. It was Ryan's company that built the "Spirit of St. Louis," the plane Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris marking the first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic.

Now, some of the memories associated with Ryan's company, Ryan Aeronautical, are preserved in a new website activated recently by the Port of San Diego in partnership with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

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Draft Environmental Impact Report Released for Demolition at Former Teledyne Ryan Industries

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a demolition project at 2701 North Harbor Drive in San Diego is now available for public review. The report addresses probable environmental effects from the demolition project, including air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hazardous materials, water quality, land use and planning, noise, traffic circulation and other factors.

The demolition project, to be administered by the Port of San Diego, includes the removal of approximately 50 structures on a 46-acre site near San Diego International Airport. The project site was previously used for aviation manufacturing facilities operated by the former tenant, Teledyne Ryan Industries (also known as Allegheny Industries), from 1939 to 2002.

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