Otay Mesa

REAL ESTATE

Mixed-use condo on Amistad in Otay Mesa sold

The 19,110-square-foot office and warehouse condominium in Otay Mesa in the Amistad Distribution Center at 10065 Via De La Amistad, San Diego 92154, sold for $1,180,800, cash.

REAL ESTATE

Gas station on Heritage in Otay Mesa sold

The approximately 2,743-square-foot Arco gas station in Otay Mesa at 1625 Heritage Road, San Diego 92154, has been sold for $2.15 million. The station is on a 40,946-square-foot corner lot across Otay Mesa Road from Brown Field.

REAL ESTATE

South County industrial market improving, despite obsolete space

Otay Mesa's industrial market has a long way to go -- while much of the South Bay may be suffering from obsolete space.

GENERAL

Conservation group appeals Otay Mesa power plant

REAL ESTATE

Otay Mesa building on Siempre Viva sells

Otay Mesa news archive

Visitor Information

In 1957, when San Diego annexed the Otay Mesa area, there were less than a 1,000 residents who were probably outnumbered by the area's rabbit population.  The name means "wide and level place" or "brushy place." a fitting description in the early days.  By the 1960's residential development had increased dramatically.  Otay Mesa was established as a community in 1985 with the creation of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.  The Otay Mesa/Nestor Community Plan was adopted in 1979 and updated in 1997.

Over 57 percent of the planning area is covered with residential land uses--17,000 units approximately.  Twenty percent of the area is reserved for schools, parks, transit and other public facilities. Commercial and industrial uses comprise about seven percent of the land uses. Agricultural and vacant land make up the final 15 percent.

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Business Information

Otay Mesa established in 1985 is located in the Southeast corner of the City of San Diego. The area is a mix of residential and industrial development.  Otay's proximity to the international border with Mexico  makes it a thriving and rapidly growing business area.  The area has gone from land covered with brush and jack rabbits with less than a 1,000 residents in 1957 to the largest commercial crossing on the California/Mexico border. The Otay Mesa Port of Entry handles the second highest volume of trucks and the third highest dollar value in trade among all U.S./Mexico land border crossings.  Over 1.4 million trucks use the Port of Entry each year carrying over $19.2 billion in products.

Over 2,000 loaded trucks and 1,000 empty trucks use this busy area.  There are two major freeways under development to serve the bustling port--State Route-125 scheduled for completion in 2007 and State Route-905 set to open in early 2006.  State Route-11, which will link to a third border crossing point, is in the planning stages and is fast-tracked for completion in seven years. Otay Mesa has 11,000 homes under development and houses more than 1,200 companies with 17,000 employees.

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San Diego seeking developers to revitalize Brown Field

About one mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border, alongside an 8,000-foot runway, a barren, 65-acre piece of land surrounds a local airport control tower.

Otay Mesa to play into San Diego's energy future

Amidst the precarious state of the South Bay Power Plant's future, another name has arisen in discussions: the Otay Mesa Energy Center.

Movie Theaters

770 Dennery Rd
San Diego, CA, 92154
2170 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92154

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