San Diego Business Journal

Lowe Begins Phase 3 of County Operations Center Project

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Developer Lowe Enterprises has begun construction of the third phase of the $500 million County Operations Center and Annex project in Kearny Mesa. Phase three is an 118,500-square-foot registrar of voters headquarters, to be built for approximately $73 million, according to a statement from Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises.

The project will include staff offices for the county registrar, election ballot processing capabilities, warehouse production space and a public art installation. The third phase will be built to standards of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The 47-acre County Operations Center is being developed in multiple phases off Overland Avenue. The second phase, completed in August, includes two 150,000-square-foot, four-story office buildings, and a 15,000-square-foot conference center and cafeteria.

The conference center was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification.

-- SDBJ Staff Report