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Barrio Logan Redevelopment Project Area

Current News - Updated November 24, 2008

UPDATE: Mercado del Barrio Redevelopment Project

General Project Area Information

The 133-acre Barrio Logan Redevelopment Project Area is located in a mixed-use community near downtown San Diego at the foot of the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge. Redevelopment in this area focuses on eliminating blight while preserving the neighborhood's distinctive character. A major objective is development that enhances the community's cultural and ethnic qualities.

The project area is located along the San Diego harbor, close to the San Diego Convention Center, Centre City East Village and the ballpark redevelopment project. Adjacent to all forms of transportation and the San Diego Bay, its ideal eastern location is immediately adjacent to a burgeoning downtown area that is experiencing $3 billion in revitalization investment, and provides investors with an attractive opportunity to capitalize on a variety of commercial, public or mixed-use developments.

Redevelopment Incentives

Development Objectives

  • Elimination and prevention of blight and deterioration
  • Encouragement of new and continuing private sector investment
  • Diversification of the area's commercial base and employment opportunities
  • Light industrial and office opportunities
  • Development of affordable multifamily and senior housing
  • A strong transit character that minimizes existing congestion

Project Area Documents

To report difficulty accessing these documents or to request the documents in an alternative format, contact Michelle Muñoz at (619) 236-6492.

Project Area Committee (PAC) Information

The Barrio Logan Project Area Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Barrio Station, located at 2175 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113.

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Current and Proposed Redevelopment Projects

Gateway I Family Apartments

The Gateway Family Apartments on Logan Avenue will provide two and three bedroom units for 42 low and very low income familes. The project includes community meeting space, outdoor recreation facilities, and has incorporated Universal Design features in all of the units. The project enhances the quality mix of housing options for families of all income levels. Construction began in April of 2006.

Mercado del Barrio Project

Negotiations between the Redevelopment Agency (Agency) and Shea Properties (Developer) for the proposed Mercado del Barrio Project are well underway. The economic/financial feasibility analysis for the proposal is expected to be completed in November or December. The developer is finalizing a site plan and financing plan. The Agency's economic advisor (Keyser Marston Associates) is assessing the plans for economic/financial feasibility, and for a potential need for Agency assistance. Initial feasibility analyses from both parties show that the project may require Agency assistance in order for to be built. The encouraging news is that both parties' financial analyses are relatively consistent with one another, and both parties are optimistic of a deal structure in the near future. Kane Ballmer and Berkman (Agency special counsel) is advising Agency staff on legal methods for Agency financial assistance. On-site environmental analysis is set to take place in November or December 2008. If negotiations are successful, a development agreement is anticipated to be considered by the Agency in the summer of 2009. We are still on track for the beginning of construction to take place in the summer of 2010, and be completed by the summer of 2012.

 

Cesar Chavez Continuing Education Center

Negotiations are currently underway with the San Diego Community College District and the Park and Recreation Department for new development and joint use of the expanding Cesar Chavez Continuing Education Center. The Center, located along National Avenue, will include 50,000 square feet of classroom and meeting space for valuable adult education. The Center will also incorporate antique art and artifacts from the Aztec Brewery. The San Diego Community College District is currently acquiring and clearing parcels on the site and is preparing to begin site planning and design.

Completed Redevelopment Projects

Mercado Apartments

Built in 1995, the Mercado Apartments were honored with the prestigious Urban Land Institute award for "best integration of design." The 144-unit affordable housing complex, located on Crosby Street, provides much-needed housing for hundreds in the project area.

La Entrada Family Apartments

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The Redevelopment Agency is currently negotiating plans for the La Entrada Family Apartments, which will provide 85 units of for-rent affordable housing for families that fall into eligible income guidelines. The project will be located on the 1700-block of Logan Avenue and bounded by Sigsbee and Beardsley streets. It will replace five businesses and 13 residential units, creating seven times more housing than what currently exists on the same footprint in a well integrated design.

Los Vientos Family Apartments

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This 89-unit apartment project is located at 1629 and 1668 National Ave. Units will be made affordable to low and very low income families with a household income between 30% to 60% AMI.

Cesar E. Chaves Pkwy Improvements

This project provided for the widening of Crosby Street (Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy.) from Harbor Drive to Kearney Ave to a modified four-lane major street. The project was a collaboration of various public entities and included the off-site I-5 and Coronado Bridge ramps.

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Contact Information

For additional information about the Barrio Logan Redevelopment Project Area, please contact the following:

Sam Johnson
Redevelopment Project Area Manager
(619) 236-6265
samjohnson@sandiego.gov

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego
1200 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, MS 56D
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-6700


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