Millenia Commons -- Rendering courtesy of Sudberry Properties

Millenia Commons -- Rendering courtesy of Sudberry Properties

Retailers HomeGoods and Cost Plus World Market are among several tenants that have signed leases to occupy Millenia Commons, set to be developed by Sudberry Properties as the primary retail component of the mixed-use Millenia community in Chula Vista.

A statement from San Diego-based Sudberry Properties said the $44.5 million retail center will be built on 12.5 acres that the developer recently acquired from Stratford Land for an undisclosed price. Construction of the 131,800-square foot center, on Millenia Avenue near Birch Road, is expected to begin this summer, with an opening planned for summer 2018.

Sudberry’s leasing representatives at Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate have also completed pre-leasing arrangements at the property with tenants including Ross Dress for Less, Buybuy Baby, Mattress Firm, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Papagayos Grill & Cantina, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Great Clips, Jamba Juice, McDonald’s and Pacific Dental Services.

Officials said Millenia Commons will extend on both sides of Millenia Avenue on two parcels, with a contemporary urban design emphasizing walkability, outdoor gathering and creating a sense of place. It will be located directly south of the existing Otay Ranch Town Center, bordering Birch Road near state Route 125.

The development team includes Andrew Hull Stevenson Architects and GroundLevel Landscape Architecture. The retail development is designed to function as a “lifestyle destination center” at the gateway into Millenia.

Millenia Commons is among several commercial and civic elements in various development stages at the 210-acre, master-planned Millenia, which is being overseen by San Diego’s Meridian Development on behalf of property owner Stratford Land of Dallas.

At full build-out, Millenia is expected to include 3,000 multifamily residences, 2 million square feet of Class A office space and 1.5 million square feet of retail, along with hotels, parks, bikeways, promenades and public plazas.