Demo Clears Way for Urbana Apartments

Urbana RenderingSan Diego – Downtown’s East Village last week saw the demolition of two one-story warehouse buildings on Tenth Avenue between Island and J Street.  The buildings were not deemed historical by the City but were much loved by their former tenants (e.g., Flirt Urban Salon now relocated to Eighth Ave. between F & G Streets).  The demolition was to make way for Urbana, a mixed use development with 96 mostly one bedroom market rate apartments, 1,100 s.f. of retail, and 99 parking spaces.  The project is adjacent to Basic Urban restaurant and the Diamond Terrace residential tower.   It will occupy a 20,000 s.f. footprint and rise 6 stories.  The developer/owner is Fenton Tenth Avenue, LLC and the architects are Orange Architects (Michael Heinrich, Project Architect) from (where else?) Orange, CA.   Below is a photo of the site before demolition.  More information about the project can be found in  CCDC Staff Report dated March 20, 2012.Tenth Street Panorama







All images courtesy of CCDC Staff Report dated March 20, 2012

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Bill Adams is the founder and chief editor of UrbDeZine. He is also a partner in the San Diego law firm of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. He has been involved with land use and urban renewal for nearly 25 years, both as a professional and as a personal passion. He currently sits on the Boards of San Diego Historic Streetcars, The San Diego Architectural Foundation, The Food and Beverage Association of San Diego County, and The Gaslamp Quarter Association Land Use Planning Committee.

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