This full City block within the East Village that borders the Ballpark District and the Gaslamp Quarter is nothing short of magnificent. For Downtown San Diego, this is a landmark that vertically integrates a mixed-use development, including a Ritz-Carlton hotel, condominium units, affordable and market-rate apartments, restaurants, retail, a Whole Foods, office space, public open space, and both private and public parking. Situated next to Petco Park, 7th & Market has views of San Diego Bay, Coronado and Point Loma. This site is so uniquely positioned within a diverse and growing urban setting that the most critical component of the project will to be its ability to leverage the synergies that exist as a result of this setting. A true mixed-use project with a strong mix of residential, retail and employment uses is absolutely essential. The Cisterra vision will bring precisely that mix to the site by building well over the minimum amount of office space; adding a hotel and condos along with the market rate and affordable housing components; and providing energetic retail uses along Market Street.
“This is exactly what we should be doing in downtown San Diego,” said Councilman Todd Gloria in advance of the unanimous vote.”
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