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Civic San Diego unanimously approves the much-anticipated Block F of Makers Quarter

Civic San Diego approved the group’s plans to develop a dynamic 32-story mixed-use residential building which complements the city’s plans for a new four-acre park in East Village.  The new park, East Village Green, will be a cultural epicenter for families, workers and visitors in San Diego’s largest neighborhood.

SAN DIEGO (February 13, 2019) —  In late January, the Civic San Diego Board of Directors unanimously approved the much-anticipated Block F of Makers QuarterTM which was proposed by majority-owner Foulger-Pratt Companies alongside partners HP Investors (HPI) and Lankford & Associates. Civic San Diego approved the group’s plans to develop a dynamic 32-story mixed-use residential building which complements the city’s plans for a new four-acre park in East Village.  The new park, East Village Green, will be a cultural epicenter for families, workers and visitors in San Diego’s largest neighborhood.

With over 400 residential units and 48,000 square feet of office space, Block F of Makers Quarter will add a distinct sense of San Diego’s character and culture to downtown. The 50,000 square foot site between 15th and 16th and F and G streets includes the creation of an iconic tower that will accentuate the city’s skyline and 78-foot wall of artwork that will greet freeway traffic entering downtown.  In total, the development designed by Carrier Johnson will generate nearly 500 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs.

In line with the Makers Quarter ethos of innovation and collaboration, Block F will support a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable downtown through LEED Gold certification, outdoor café seating, eco-roof and an open public plaza. Similar to the urban park and event venues such as SILO and Quartyard, the open public plaza at Block F will be a festive, vibrant space that helps to bring to fruition the true intent of Makers Quarter: attract the talented millennial workforce that is required to sustain and strengthen San Diego’s innovation economy.