New homeowners in the Corky McMillin Cos. Liberty Station Residential District are excited to see their new community taking shape.
The new 349-home master-planned community, which includes the neighborhoods of Anchor Cove, Admiralty Row and Beacon Point, is almost entirely sold out. "The reaction of the buyers has been great," said Suzie Clark Jones, Liberty Station sales representative for the Corky McMillin Cos. "It just goes to show that they saw the vision."
The Navy decommissioned the site and turned it over to the city of San Diego in 1997 as part of the federal Base Realignment and Closure process. The site was then transferred to the Corky McMillin Cos.
Originally, the vision was to turn the area into a showcase community for smart growth in San Diego, and the recent residential construction at the site looks pretty close to what most hoped for. The residential district combines a mix of single-family detached homes and townhomes.
Beacon Point offers three floor plans, ranging from 1,938 to 3,162 square feet. Prices start at the high-$800,000s and about five homes remain unsold. Anchor Cove, which is currently sold out, offers four townhome floor plans sized from 1,086 to 1,583 square feet. Admiralty Row -- also sold out -- features three, two-story floor plans ranging from 2,297 to 2,823 square feet.
Buyers range from retired grandparents to college students, Jones said, all who enjoy the opportunity to live close to downtown and San Diego's beaches. "I can't believe how convenient it all is," said Ana Slocum, 49, who is a new resident of Anchor Cove and a one-year resident of San Diego.
To emphasize the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere of the community, the Corky McMillin Cos. gave all new residents a pair of beach cruiser bicycles.
"You can see people riding them everywhere around here," said Megan Connelly, spokeswoman for the Corky McMillin Cos.
Slocum said that the community has been far more welcoming than what she had expected.
"It's incredible how friendly everyone is here," she said.
But it's more than just the friendly neighbors that have residents excited.
Residents of the community will be provided with everything from educational facilities, including High Tech High; retail shopping and restaurants; office buildings; hotels; parks; and a promenade. In addition, the NTC Foundation is slated to develop a 28-acre civic, arts and cultural district.
Plans for the retail development, including all of the amenities such as food stores, will be announce in mid-summer.
For more information, log on to www.libertystation.com or call (619) 795-0121.