A revised Pinnacle project for 11th & Broadway is in design review at Civic San Diego. The main difference seems to be that the developer now proposes to relocate (by 50′) the historically designated Hamilton Apartments rather than demolish them as had been previously approved by the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) in 2012. An act of enlightenment and altruism, or an act pragmatism (i.e. to avoid litigation or utilize tax credits)? The Civic San Diego staff report doesn’t say. In any case, preserving historical resources and adaptively reusing existing structures can only be a good thing for downtown’s diversities of architecture, people, and uses. The staff report to the Civic San Diego Real Estate Committee summarizes the project:
REOUESTED ACTION: That the Civic San Diego (“CivicSD”) Real Estate Committee (“Committee”) receives a presentation on the revised Design Review for the 11th & Broadway project (“Project”).
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee recommends that CivicSD grants Design Review approval and recommends that the City of San Diego (“City”) Planning Commission (“Planning Commission”) grants approval of Centre City development permit/Site Development Permit (CCDP/SDP) 201 1-50 for the Project.
SUMMARY: The former Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) Board granted Design Review approval for a residential mixed-use Project located on a 40,000 square-foot block bounded by Broadway, E Street, Eleventh Avenue, and Park Boulevard in the East Village neighborhood of the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) area on January 25,2012. The Project Applicant is requesting Design Review and SDP approval for a revised Project design, which incorporates a two-story 5,048 square foot historical building along the Eleventh Avenue frontage into the Project site. The Project consists of the construction of a mixed-use Project containing two towers of 3 1 and 32 stories (approximately 3 10 and 3 19 feet tall, respectively), comprised of approximately 61 8 residential units (39 affordable units) including indoor and outdoor amenity space, approximately 11,361 square feet of street-level retail space, and 639 parking spaces in one level of above grade parking and six levels of below grade parking. This Project includes the proposed relocation of a locally designated historical resource, which requires approval of a SDP by the Planning Commission and a recommendation from the Historical Resources Board (HRB).
FISCAL CONSIDERATIONS: None with this action.
For PDF Civic San Diego staff report, click here.