Ground has broken for the construction of the $5.3 million Christ Lutheran Church Education Center. T.B. Penick & Sons General Construction is building the center, with a fall 2008 completion date.
The 25,600-square-foot center was designed by Dominy+Associates Architects, and features classrooms for grades K-8, along with administrative offices, a kitchen, library and science lab.
The center is the first phase of Christ Lutheran’s master plan, which will have multiple phases, with the final phase being the construction of a new sanctuary.
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Golden West College in Huntington Beach is breaking ground for a new health sciences building. San Diego-based Gafcon Inc. will manage construction.
The $12.7 million building features 24,400 square feet of offices, labs and classrooms for the college.
The project is part of a $370 million bond, which will pay for infrastructure and facility improvements for the three campuses within the district.
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Residential Housing Downtown:
Father Joe’s Villages has broken ground on a $72 million multi-residential project to provide low-income housing for families.
The building, located at 16th and Market streets in downtown San Diego, will feature 136 units.
The project is a joint development with Ballpark Village LLC and SVDP Management Inc.
Roel Construction Inc. will serve as the general contractor. The San Diego branch of SCS Engineers will be providing engineering and construction support.
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Golf Course Community Opens:
Del Mar home builder Davidson has scheduled a grand opening Aug. 25 for its Viridian development at La Costa Greens.
Designed by Dahlin Group Architecture in the Bay Area, Viridian features four floor plans ranging from 2,823 square feet to 4,601 square feet. The fourth floor plan offers a detached guest bedroom.
Located within the La Costa Greens master planned community, Viridian overlooks the La Costa Resort and Spa’s golf course.
The community is located in South Carlsbad and is served by the San Marcos and Carlsbad Unified School Districts.
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Affordable Housing For Seniors:
Senior Community Centers has opened City Heights Square, a 150-unit affordable housing complex.
The complex opened Aug. 10. The focus of the project was to provide affordable housing for low-income seniors.
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Building Upgrades Completed:
Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 company, will be moving into Pacific Corporate Center’s existing building in Sorrento Valley.
The 93,000-square-foot office building recently benefited from $28 million in tenant improvements.
The first phase of construction was recently completed for a $17 million parking structure and shell within the center, located in Sorrento Valley. The shell is the first part of construction of an upcoming 318,000-square-foot building.
Cardinal will be using the building for manufacturing, as well as for offices.
San Diego-based Pacific Cornerstone Architects Inc. was the project designer that designed the tenant improvements as well as the parking structure and shell.
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Corporate Center Filled To Capacity:
The 44,624-square-foot Mesa Ridge Corporate Center is now 100 percent leased with the signing of two more leases.
In both leases Burnham Real Estate’s Ron Miller, Barry Mahlberg and Pascal Aubry-Dumand represented the center.
The first lease is a 36-month, $370,000 lease with V-Enable Inc.
The software company leased 5,200 square feet of office space. The lessee was represented by David Crabb of CB Richard Ellis.
The second lease is a 60-month, $900,000 lease for 7,000 square feet.
Enterprise Informatics, an information management software company, leased the space. John Jarvis of Irving Hughes represented the lessee.
The center is located in Mira Mesa at 10052 Mesa Ridge Court.
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Improvements Under Way:
Tenant im & #173;prove & #173;ments are being done for Professional Real Estate Services Inc. in Vista. Hurkes Harris Design Associates designed the improvements for the 56,250-square-foot building. The project is valued at $2.15 million.
Kudar & Associates is the construction manager with Johnson & Jennings General Contracting involved in the improvement process.
, Preet Anand
Editor’s Note: The Aug. 20 Progress Report originally listed the wrong parent organization for City Heights Square. Senior Community Centers will operate the low-income housing complex. This version of the article has been corrected.