San Diego – The Irvine Co. is requesting an extension of the design approvals it received for its proposed office tower at 880 W. Broadway in 2007. The current approvals were set to expire on June 12, 10012 but Irvine applied for an extension. If approved, the extension would run through June 12, 2015 and Irvine would be ineligible for any further extensions. The site is adjacent to and to the West of the Santa Fe Railroad Station. It is currently surface parking and comprises the full block bordered by Broadway, Pacific Highway, “C” Street, and the Santa Fe Railroad right of way. The proposed development is a 34 story office building which already obtained its design and use entitlements in 2007 but was unable to obtain the funding to begin construction in the post 2008 economic environment. The developer is the Irvine Co., LLC and the architects are Pei, Cobb, Freed, & Partners. More information can be had from the (warning: large PDF documents) Staff Report and the Conceptual Drawings. The matter will be first considered the Centre City Advisory Committee Real Estate Subcommittee at its Oct. 3, 2012 meeting.
Irvine Co. requests extension of approvals for 880 W. Broadway office tower
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