Papa Doug is thrilled to announce plans to develop the property surrounding the U-T San Diego offices in the city’s Mission Valley area. Although an official green light from the Mission Valley Planning Group, the San Diego Planning Commission, and the San Diego City Council has not yet been given; residential and commercial building plans are well underway to breathe new life into the neighborhood. A favored office location for many major San Diego companies, the Mission Valley commercial market took a hit during the peak of the recession in 2008 but is showing consistent, strong growth.
Papa Doug’s plans include a 22-story residential condominium complex with close to 200 units and parking, a 10-story office building with nearly 240,000 square feet of space, and close to 6,500 square feet of retail space. The compound is also slated to feature a parking garage, a fitness center with a tennis court and pool, a running and cycling trail next to the San Diego River, and a footbridge connecting to nearby Fashion Valley Mall. Once approval is granted, the development should take about four years to complete (Wolff, www.nctimes.com, 2012).