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KMA Architecture & Engineering announced it has been retained by Gray Development to provide design and engineering services for a 38-story, $180 million, mixed-use residential complex located at Eighth Avenue and B Street in downtown San Diego. Construction of the project, one of the largest residential developments in San Diego, is slated to begin in December 2006.

Plans for the 1.2 million-square-foot development include townhomes and flats above street-level retail space on B Street and Ninth Avenue. The 38-story tower will contain between 700-750 rental units and 100-150 luxury condominiums. The complex also features six levels of underground parking and a central entry court off on Ninth Avenue.

The KMA project team consists of President Don Blair, Ron Bastin, Kevin Burke, James Belmont, Nathan Ouren and Joyce Peabody. KMA is also providing electrical and mechanical engineering services. Glotman Simpson is the structural engineer and the civil engineer is PDC Inc.

The project joins KMA's growing mixed-use residential portfolio in downtown San Diego.

  • The most recent followed the acquisition of a 33,000-square-foot corner parcel at Island and 15th by Centex Homes for $6 million. KMA has been retained to design a 39-story, 200-unit condominium with 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
  • Another East Village residential project designed by KMA for Centex is Nexus at the southwest corner of Ninth and G. Nexus is a 90,000-square-foot, eight-story building with 76 units, 3,500 square feet of retail space and three levels of below-grade parking.
  • At the end of 2004, KMA completed construction documents and city plan check submittals for Park Terrace at 10th and K in the East Village. Fehlman LaBarre is the design architect and KMA is the executive architect. The complex includes an eight-story, 59,000-square-foot mixed-use, residential complex with 80 residential units and a 14-story, 120,000-square-foot building with 140 residential units. The complex will include underground parking and 20,000 square feet of street level commercial/retail space.
  • In the summer of 2004, KMA was retained by CityMark Development to design a mixed-use project at Beech and Union in Little Italy. The 11-story development will consist of approximately 89 residential units, including two levels of luxury penthouses, street-level commercial and retail space, and three levels of underground parking.
  • KMA completed designs in early 2004 for DECA, a $23 million, mixed-use project at 3740 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest. The 106,500-square-foot building consists of ground floor commercial and retail space capped by five levels of 37 flats, two-story units and townhomes, including six two-story row homes.
  • Also in early 2004, KMA completed designs for a 14-story mixed-use building at 301 University Ave. in Hillcrest. The $20 million project consists of 150,000 square feet, including 5,000 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor and three levels of parking. The building will also feature 51 residential units, including five loft units and four penthouses.
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