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Old Posted Jan 17, 2022, 6:41 PM
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It's nice to see this project moving along now. What has it been, 4 years to get to this point where multiple structures are about to go vertical?
Agreed, it's great to see things happening at the RaDD site. They were originally targeting 2023 completion for parts of the project which is already next year!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2022, 7:02 PM
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Holland Partners Courthouse Commons

It looks like forms for the V shaped concrete supports are going up at the Courthouse Commons site.



Renders here https://carrierjohnson.com/works/courthouse-commons/
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2022, 8:13 AM
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Here's a commentary I wrote:

The Driverless Alternative to an Airport Trolley Extension

Alex Wong

Voice of San Diego

January 14, 2022

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topi...ley-extension/
Nice job dude! I still believe a trolley extension is unlikely to be built over an APM regardless, but I respect the heck out of taking the time to lay all this out for the public to see. We need more citizens like you
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2022, 11:30 AM
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The project between Union & Front St on W Ash is the Alexan Little Italy apartment building. According to the proposed plans, it should top out around 407 feet with 36 floors.

For relative height, the Luma building two blocks down is about 260-270 feet tall.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 6:25 PM
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An update on the Costa Verde redevelopment. Can anyone with a subscription tell me when the article says construction will begin?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...6oAR76nTGhFbD5

The Facebook page for Riverwalk San Diego has a January 7 post saying construction will begin in April.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/riverwalks...ernal&mt_nav=0

Why does permitting take so long? The project was approved in November 2020, that's 18 months of permitting! Seems like in San Diego once things break ground things get built fast, it's just the permitting that takes an eternity. Could CEQA be to blame again?
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 7:35 PM
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An update on the Costa Verde redevelopment. Can anyone with a subscription tell me when the article says construction will begin?
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Leading biotech office builder Alexandria Real Estate has purchased the Costa Verde Center, a strip mall opposite Westfield UTC, to amplify its vision for a life science campus connected to the trolley line and its nearby properties.

The previous property owner, Jacksonville-based Regency Centers, said in a press release this week that it sold the 13.9-acre site — sandwiched between La Jolla Village Drive and Nobel Drive at 8560 Genesee Ave. — for $125 million. Dan Ryan, who is co-chief investment officer for Alexandria, confirmed the deal, which closed on Jan. 12.

“This is absolutely one of the best sites on the West Coast,” Ryan told the Union-Tribune. “It’ll go from being an old, dilapidated retail center to a vibrant, exciting community center and we’re really enthusiastic for the potential of the site.”

The Costa Verde Center, built in 1989, is a grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping center that is best known for its McDonald’s, Chevron and Bristol Farms, although parts of the strip mall are now vacant ahead of a long-planned revitalization. The site is at the terminus of the all-new UC San Diego Blue Line, where an elevated platform connects to both Westfield UTC on the west and the Costa Verde site on the east.

Regency and Alexandria were, until recently, working together in a joint venture to overhaul the property as a transit-connected urban job center complemented by community shops, restaurants and a hotel. In November 2020, the partners secured City Council approval for a community plan amendment, allowing them to add 400,000 square feet of office and lab space and a 200-room hotel on top of the site’s already entitled 178,000 square feet of retail space.

That plan remains intact for the time being, although Alexandria is reviewing its options, Ryan said.

In documents filed with the Securities and Exchange, the prolific life science lab developer said it was planning to form a “mega campus” by tying Costa Verde’s office and lab offering to the firm’s other properties in the adjacent area.

“We recently completed the re-entitlement process and expect to develop 680,000 (square feet) of Class A office/laboratory space that will combine with our existing University District properties to form a mega campus aggregating 1.7 million (square feet), upon expiration of the existing in-place leases in 2022,” the company said in a Jan. 5 filing.

Pasadena-based Alexandria has $28.6 billion in assets and expects to acquire another $3 billion of real estate in 2022, according to regulatory filings. In San Diego, the life science developer oversees 8.4 million square feet of space spread across 103 properties, with its holdings concentrated in Torrey Pines, University City and Sorrento Mesa.

In the University City submarket, Alexandria owns a number of properties northwest of the mall, as well as a collection of in-development sites along Campus Pointe Drive. Ryan said the developer would use a shuttle system to transport workers to and from Costa Verde, providing easy access to the new trolley line.

The developer expects to break ground on the Costa Verde project in the second half of 2022 and complete construction in 30 months.

Alexandria recently disclosed in regulatory filings “historic” demand for space, reporting record leasing activity in 2021. The company leased 9.5 million square feet of space during the year. Its previous annual leasing record was 5 million square feet.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 7:46 PM
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Wow so it sounds like the delay was because they are actually going a bit more ambitious with what they originally planned and also the leases need to expire on everyone in that retail center.

Irvine Native: Were you talking about permitting for the UTC Biotech project has taken 18 months or the RiverWalk Mission Valley site?
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 9:00 PM
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Wow so it sounds like the delay was because they are actually going a bit more ambitious with what they originally planned and also the leases need to expire on everyone in that retail center.

Irvine Native: Were you talking about permitting for the UTC Biotech project has taken 18 months or the RiverWalk Mission Valley site?
Good news, increasing the office space from 400k to 680k! Office TOD generates more ridership than residential TOD does. 1 million sq ft office space will hold more people than 1 million sq ft of residential, because cubicles are smaller than apartments. Plus, no one lives at an office, so everyone commutes, while with apartments teleworkers, children, and retirees will stay at home.

Yes, my question was why Riverwalk is taking 18 months from approval to permitting.
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Downtown should get several more underway and that would be pretty much it. Hopefully, Bosa would continue his development spree.
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