Since 2000, downtown San Diego has seen the development of two major office buildings, more than 6,000 new condominium units, 3,000 new apartment units and 3,700 hotel rooms, and, of course, Petco Park, the key anchor of the East Village…
Today, there are more than 30,000 persons living downtown and more than 75,000 persons working downtown.
Until the year 2000, the total number of condominiums and rental units downtown totaled 8,303. Of that total, there were 1,311 condominiums and 1,812 market-rate rental apartments. The balance were senior, single-room occupancy and subsidized units.
Since 2000, there have been 77 projects built and occupied downtown. Of those, 46 were condominium projects totaling 6,421 units along with 21 renter apartment projects totaling 1,482 units. In total, more than 9,000 unit have been built downtown since 2000.
Now the downtown San Diego area has more than 17,000 housing units, including 7,732 condominiums and 3,294 market-rate aprtments. Thus, in the past seven years, the number of living units downtown has more than doubled.