Nat Bosa, the developer for several high rises in Downtown San Diego is planning to begin building another one within a year. This would offer more living options in Downtown and also provide a boost to the local economy in the form of job creation.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports in the article “Condo project OK’d; starting price $750,000” that Nat Bosa has been approved to begin construction on a 41-story new building in the Columbia neighborhood. The lot is located right in front of the Electra building and The Centre City Development Corporation unanimously approved the planned project last Wednesday. The size of each individual unit will range from 954 to 2,503 square feet. The starting price for units will be about $750,000. The estimated cost for the 232 unit tower is about $250 million and is slated to be completed by 2016.
As the city of San Diego grows, the options for Downtown San Diego Condos will steadily increase. New buildings, such as this one, will only enhance the San Diego skyline and ensure the city keeps the nickname of “America’s Finest City”.
As July 12th approaches, thousands upon thousands of fans will converge at the San Diego Convention Center down in the Marina neighborhood for the annual Comic-Con.
With brands such as HBO, Warner Bros, and Dreamworks in attendance, there is sure to be a wide variety of fans from all over the country.
The event itself runs from July 12 through July 15. With ticket this year selling at a record pace, there will be plenty of hardcore fans attending everything from celebrity panels, special previews, and roaming the convention floor.
With the convention center right next to the Gaslamp Quarter, expect to see many colorful and creative people roaming around downtown.
Urban furnished home in Aperture located just a short walk away from India Street and the heart of the Little Italy District. As you enter this home you will notice the high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows that lets in lots of light and the open large kitchen. This home is facing East towards Union Street and there is an extra large balcony. One underground parking space is included in the rent. No pets allowed! See Photo Slide Show link at the bottom of the page.
$1999/month, fully furnished, security deposit equal to one month’s rent, 1 parking space included in the rent. Available Now!
The spacious gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, dark wood cabinets, tile flooring and opens up towards the living room. There is a stackable washer/dryer to the left of the kitchen right before entering the bathroom. The bedroom has a good size walk in closet and there is also a storage closet in the entry/hallway. To the South is the short four block path to the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center. To the North is Balboa Park and to the West, just down the street is the heart of Little Italy with lots of art stores, restaurants & Cafés. One of the best features of Apertures is location. New and exciting restaurants surround you giving you countless options for a relaxing afternoon or an exciting evening. Right outside your door is BODYFIT, Spicy Pickle and Extra Ordinary Deserts. Come and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the Little Italy neighborhood. Unit #403 is at a short stroll away from it all.
Aperture is located in Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy, and is CityMark’s newest 11-story complex with 86 condominiums, 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and 131 underground parking spaces. Studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and Penthouses are available ranging from 715 to 2158 square feet. Aperture continues with the same design, but has a contemporary look. As condo complexes grow to 600 and 700 units in size, Aperture will represent an intimate and boutique setting. Aperture’s condominiums are tastefully decorated with Designer top of the line appliances and fixtures. Cabling is built in for High Speed Internet Access. Dual glazed low-emission window walls touch the 10 foot exposed concrete ceilings creating plenty of natural light and views.
Contact Sofia at 619-992-5144 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
The new proposed Lane Field Hotel Project in the Columbia neighborhood of Downtown San Diego will contain of 400 hotel rooms in two different buildings. One building will be the Hilton Garden Inn and the other will be the Hilton Homewood Suites. Today, the location is contained by a large public parking area and the San Diego Tourist Center. This is also the spot that used to be home for the San Diego Padres.
The Port of San Diego would love to get your opinion and feedback when it comes to designing the project. According to the San Diego Business Journal and the article “Port District Hosts Workshops on Lane Field Hotel Project” two workshops are being held at the Port of San Diego Administration Building on Pacific Highway on June 28th and July 12th from 5.30pm to 7pm. It should be a very interesting workshop where many home owners, residents and the developement team get together to make this project the best it can be.
If you are a potential Downtown San Diego Condo investor or currently looking to refinance, now is a great opportunity to take advantage of historically low interest rates.
According the Wall Street Journal’s article “Why mortgaged rates are so low”, interest rates are nearing their lowest point on record. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for a home in Downtown San Diego was 3.71 percent for the week that ended on June 14.
Interest rates themselves are determined by the policies of the Federal Reserve and the overall economies of the United States and other countries. The reason rates are so low now are a mix of investors moving into what they consider safe havens, and the fact that there hasn’t been adequate good news to push rates higher. Interestingly enough, home values are not going up as quickly as historic trends would dictate, even though prices seemed to have stop going down. Even with these facts, low rates will not last forever. The Mortgage Bankers Association forecasts the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to end 2012 at a rate of roughly 4.2 percent.
Financing for a Downtown San Diego Condo or a Downtown San Diego Loft can sometimes be difficult. Why not make the process a little easier by taking advantage of the situation and getting the lowest rate possible?
A new hotel is on its way to Downtown San Diego, and the CCDC and Jonathan Segal are developing it. According to the article, “CCDC Approves Hotel Project at Fat City Site”, from the San Diego Business Journal, the Centre City Development Corp. (CCDC) has approved a new 364-room hotel project on site of the former Fat City/China Camp restaurant site. Located in Little Italy, the site will integrate the Art Deco-style façade of what used to be the Top’s Nightclub. The next phase is to bring the project to the attention of the San Diego Planning Commission.
The current project calls for a 239,000 square foot building that contains both a standard and all-suites hotels. The plan includes two pools, spas, meeting rooms, gym facilities, retail and restaurant spaces, and underground parking. Construction is scheduled for early 2013. This plan along with the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan will no doubt modernize a lot of things and make Downtown San Diego much more beautiful.
As you walk into this luxury condo at The Mark you will notice the amazing panoramic views over Downtown San Diego, the Pacific Ocean, the San Diego Bay and the planes coming in for landing in the distance. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops and opens up towards the living room. There is carpet throughout except tile flooring in the bathroom and kitchen. A stackable washer and dryer is located in the bathroom and there is a large walk in closet in the bedroom. Features include; high ceilings, cement walls, large balcony, good amount of storage and floor to ceiling windows.
$2,699/month including 1 parking space and 1 large storage unit. Available July 23rd, 2012. No pets! Security deposit $2,699. See slide show at the end of the page for additional photos.
Step out on the good size balcony that is perfect for entertaining or sit down and just soak in the amazing views and relax. 1 parking space and 1 storage unit included in rent. 12 month lease. No pets! The Mark: one of the newest of the East Village high rise luxury towers. This building was developed by Douglas Wilson, delivered in 2007.
Brick town homes frame an urban central park, and rising above, a soaring 32-story glass tower. The Mark in the East Village is architecturally engaging and sophisticated, with European cabinetry, granite counter tops, ceramic entries and top-floor penthouses. Most residences at The Mark feature incredible views across Downtown, the San Diego Bay and the new ballpark. Not surprisingly, you’ll also find floor to ceiling windows to create a vast field of view. The pool amenity area features a lap style pool with contemporary cabanas and community areas. The views to the South, Southwest, West, and Northwest are some of the most valuable in the East Village.
For more information contact Sofia 619-992-5144 or e-mail [email protected]
As more and more residents of Downtown San Diego are starting to take into consideration that it might be worth it to spend a little bit more on quality and healthy food; Jimbo’s, the natural food store has been looking for a good location in Downtown San Diego to be able to open up their 5th store in the San Diego area.
Horton Plaza in the Gaslamp Quarter has been able to offer Jimbo’s a deal they could not say no to. With a plan to open the store in the Westfield Horton Plaza, Jimbo’s has signed a 28,000 square foot lease starting in the second quarter of 2013. According to Jimbo’s facebook page, Westfield is contributing sufficient dollars to make sure the store is inviting and accessible to shoppers.
This 1 bedroom Downtown San Diego Condo in the luxury Renaissance complex is located in the middle of the Marina neighborhood right across the street from Horton Plaza and Vons. You will enter this home into a hallway foyer that leads you towards the gourmet kitchen and open living room area. There is a good size North facing balcony where you can enjoy the sunset and the views over Downtown San Diego. The living room and the bedroom is good size where you could be able to fit an office nook. There is a stackable washer and dryer in the bathroom as well as a combined tub/shower. Features include: high-speed wiring, GE gas range, GE Oven, GE Microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking hood, and lighting upgrade for Artwork, carpet, custom paint and solid doors. One parking space and a small storage are included in the rent.
$2,299/month, security deposit equal to one month’s rent, no pets!
Renaissance is a high-rise condominium development containing of two towers. The building represent the perfect trademark of Downtown San Diego living. Renaissance is a 218 unit, twin tower building which occupies a full city block bounded by Market and G, Front and First. You will find amenities such a pool, spa, an exercise room and community facility. Residents can easily access the benefits of the Marina neighborhood, the Gaslamp Quarter, the East Village/Ballpark neighborhood and the shopping center Horton Plaza. The complex is quality upscale construction completed in 2002.
For more information or to set up a time for viewing contact Sofia 619-992-5144 or e-mail [email protected].
Taste of Little Italy is back once again for a chance to experience the different tastes of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages at the many fine restaurants of the Little Italy neighborhood. Some of the participating restaurants are Bencotto, Anthology, 98 Bottles and Buon Appetito. While walking around the neighborhood don’t miss out on the live performance by Dave Humphries on June 20th from 5pm to 9pm. Last year’s event got sold out so we encourage you to order your tickets now.
You can visit [email protected] for more information on tickets, pricing, participation restaurants and performances.