Open courtyards are among featured items at the new ‘Granada on Hardy’ 50-unit student housing project near San Diego State University.

Open courtyards are among featured items at the new ‘Granada on Hardy’ 50-unit student housing project near San Diego State University.

Student Housing Project Completed Near SDSU

Legacy Building Services recently completed the construction of a new 50-unit student housing project adjacent to San Diego State University. Located at the intersection of 55th Street and Hardy Avenue, the project “Granada on Hardy” created a total of 50 new rental units with one one-bedroom, 42 four-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and four two-bedroom apartments.

The project, designed by Joseph Wong & Associates, is a four-story, wood-frame construction building over a concrete parking garage and podium deck and was built for the development entity 55th & Hardy LLC. The design features open courtyards, a common room for recreation and maximizes sustainable building opportunities. The project is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and was open for leasing in August 2011.

Two San Diego Buildings Earn LEED Certifications

The Irvine Co. announced that two of its San Diego properties have been awarded prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications, a designation reserved for the highest performing, most sustainable buildings.

101 W. Broadway, a 20-story office building in downtown San Diego, and La Jolla Centre, a two-building office complex in La Jolla-University Towne Center, received LEED certifications from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council.

The 101 W. Broadway site earned the highest level of certification attainable — LEED Platinum — in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Management category, which scores buildings on water and energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable purchasing, temperature monitoring, commuting programs, and environmentally friendly cleaning, among other criteria.

To earn LEED Platinum certification, buildings have to score 80 or higher out of a possible 110 points, including bonus points.

The 101 W. Broadway site is only the second existing office building in San Diego to earn LEED Platinum (along with Glenborough LLC’s Aventine Office Building in UTC) and is among just a select number of buildings nationally with the honor, according to the Green Building Council.

Built in 1982, 101 W. Broadway is among few from its era to hold LEED Platinum status. It is the second Irvine Co. Office Properties building to earn LEED Platinum certification after Hyatt Center in downtown Chicago.

La Jolla Centre earned LEED Silver certification in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Management category. For LEED Silver certification, buildings have to score 50 to 59 points out of a possible 110 points.

Built in 1986 and 1989, La Jolla Centre joins Irvine Co. Office Properties’ Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego with LEED Silver certification.

Chicken of the Sea Renews Its Lease for Six Years

According to CoStar Group, Chicken of the Sea International has renewed its lease for 28,769 square feet of office space on the fifth floor at 9330 Scranton Road in San Diego. This location at the Sorrento South Corporate Center is the company’s main headquarters. The new deal has a term of six years and is valued at $5.1 million.

Sorrento South Corporate Center is a two-building, 276,000-square-foot, six-story office campus. The Class A buildings have a fully equipped on-site fitness center and were awarded an Energy Star label in 2010 for operating efficiency. The West Building totals 157,034 square feet.

Eric Northbrook and Chris High of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Trizec Sorrento Towers LLC. Glenn Friedrich of CresaPartners represented the tenant.