Here’s the latest news on some long-term projects happening around the county. Projects are listed by estimated cost.
Location: Eastern Chula Vista, south of Otay Ranch Town Center. Bordered by Eastlake Parkway (east), state Route 125 (west) and Birch Road (north).
Size: 210 acres. The master planned community includes 3,000 residential units; 3.5 million square feet of commercial space for one hotel, office and retail, a civic center, elementary school, middle and high school, six parks, plazas and trails
Developer/owner: Corky McMillin Cos.
Contractor(s): Fairfield Residential; Sudberry Properties
Cost: $4 billion
Status: Construction is under way at Pulse at Millenia, the first community in the development. Pulse is a 273-unit luxury apartment community, developed by Fairfield Residential. The first move-ins are expected in July. Groundbreaking for Stylus Park, an urban-style park with an interactive fountain, children’s play area, dog park, bocce ball courts and performance space, is scheduled for March. Genesis, a 261-unit condominium community with two- and three-story townhomes and flats, will break ground in the third quarter of 2015.
Location: Mission Valley, between Interstate 805 and state Route 163, north of Friars Road
Size: 230 acres. The master planned community includes 4,780 homes, 480,000 square feet of retail space, 420,000 square feet of office space and 37 acres of parks and open space.
Developer/owner: Sudberry Properties
Contractor(s): Carrier Johnson + Culture (architect); Elkus Manfredi Architects; Shea Homes; TRI Pointe Homes; Ryland Homes; Newman Garrison + Partners; Rick Engineering; landscape architects Lifescapes International; interior design firms STYLE of Irvine and Ami Samuel Interiors Inc. of San Diego; Reno Construction; Coyle Residential
Cost: $2 billion
Status: The first phase of West Park, Sudberry Properties’ 612-unit apartment neighborhood at 7777 Westside Drive in Civita was recently completed, and 89 apartments are available for lease. Amenities opening in the first phase include a 22-seat theater with stadium seating, a card/game room called The Vault, roof-deck lounges with outdoor TVs, and an indoor/outdoor club room with demonstration kitchen adjoining the pool/lounge area. Upon completion, West Park will feature three saltwater pools with cabanas and TVs, a private park with a half-mile jogging trail and exercise stations, and an approximate 10,000-square-foot fitness club that includes a group exercise room with climbing wall, fit lounge, juice bar and game room.
Shea Homes’ Origen community of 127 townhomes and 73 rowhouses has just one unit available for sale. TRI Point Homes’ Atlanta, consisting of 45 single-family homes, sold out this month. Lucent (38 homes) and Frame and Focus (75 homes), also developed by Shea Homes, were completed last year and are occupied.
San Ysidro Port of Entry
Location: U.S.-Mexico Border
Size: 40 acres
Developer/owner: U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Contractor(s): Miller Hull Partnership LLP (architect); Clark Construction Group; Hensel Phelps
Cost: $741 million
Status: Phase 1, completed at the end of 2014, expanded the number of northbound inspection lanes (from Mexico into the U.S.) from 26 to 46 and included a new pedestrian bridge, southbound pedestrian crossing and secondary vehicle inspection area. The $216 million needed to fund Phase 2, which includes a new administrative building and improved northbound pedestrian crossing, was received in Dec. 2014 as part of President Barack Obama’s $1.1 trillion spending bill. Phase 3 is currently under design.
Consolidated rental car center at San Diego International Airport
Location: North section of Lindbergh Field, alongside Pacific Highway and Interstate 5.
Size: 535,000 square feet on 24.6 acres
Developer/owner: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Contractor(s): Joint venture between Austin Commercial and Sundt Construction; Demattei Wong Architecture
Cost: $316 million
Status: Construction is halfway complete and is on schedule for a January 2016 opening. Distinguished artists/artist groups from Los Angeles and Atlanta have been selected to design and install public art. Installation of the building’s exterior, consisting of architectural precast concrete panels, began work in January. Topping-out of the concrete frame is expected by the end of February, one week earlier than scheduled. Ten companies representing 16 brands have leased space in the new rental car center. Real estate firm Location Matters is searching for a restaurant tenant for the top-floor space.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center
Location: La Mesa, near Fletcher Parkway and Grossmont Center Drive
Size: 71,000 square feet, three stories. The H&V Center will expand the hospital’s surgery capabilities with four new cardiac catheterization labs and four multipurpose procedural rooms.
Developer/owner: Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp HealthCare
Contractor(s): McCarthy Building Companies; KMD Architects; KPFF Consulting Engineers, structural and civil engineer; Randall Lamb, electrical and mechanical engineer; Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, landscape architect.
Cost: $60 million. Construction cost is being financed through Proposition G, a bond measure sponsored by GHD. Prop. G was approved by East County voters on the June 2006 ballot.
Status: In addition to the building, the current construction phase includes a new loading dock and materials receiving department on the lowest level, a new pharmacy and laboratory on the middle floor and shell space on the top floor for the new surgical floor build-out. Construction of the current phase is roughly 70 percent complete. Completion of the building is scheduled for early 2016. Completion of the surgical floor is scheduled for late 2017.
-Compiled by Marie Tutko