Sudberry Properties Breaks Ground on 230-Acre Urban Infill Community, Commemorates Event with Planting of 20-Ton Tree

Tue May 31, 2011 3:43pm EDT

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Sudberry Properties Breaks Ground on 230-Acre Urban Infill Community, Commemorates Event with Planting of 20-Ton Tree

Sudberry Properties has broken ground on Civita, one of the largest urban infill communities in San Diego’s history. The 230-acre mixed-use community will turn a 75-year-old quarry into a sustainable, walkable community with attainable housing options, village shops, and businesses. Sudberry Properties hosted an official groundbreaking event, which was punctuated with the planting of a 20-ton, 30-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree. The tree has special meaning in San Diego because the landmark tree in Balboa Park is also a Moreton Bay Fig.

Sudberry Properties breaks ground on Civita, one of the largest urban infill communities in San Dieg ...

Sudberry Properties breaks ground on Civita, one of the largest urban infill communities in San Diego's history. (Photo: Business Wire)

"This event marked a significant milestone in the history of Sudberry Properties and Mission Valley," said Tom Sudberry, chairman of Sudberry Properties. “Civita is the culmination of years of work by architects, planners and many others to create a sustainable community in the heart of San Diego. We are looking forward to seeing new stories unfold as residents, merchants, workers and the community makes Civita their own over the next 15 years.”

Over the next 12 to 15 years, Civita will become a sustainable, mixed-use community with up to 4,780 residential units and a tailored blend of unique retail and office spaces, comprising almost 1 million square feet. Origen, by Shea Homes, is the first for-sale residential neighborhood in Civita. The 200-unit Origen will include two different types of row homes, skyLoft and socialGarden. SocialGarden row homes will be clustered around 12 beautifully landscaped courtyards and gardens; skyLoft offers a classic urban row home environment with floor-to-ceiling lofts. Models open October 2011.

Circa 37 by Sudberry Development offers the first apartment homes in Civita. Circa 37 will have 306 units with various one, two and three-bedroom floor plans. The amenity-rich apartments will range from 630 to 1,400 square feet in size. Leasing will begin in January 2012.

More than one-third of Civita will be devoted to open space and public areas, including parks, landscaped parkways, community recreation center and a Civic Center with a plaza, Heritage Museum and amphitheater.

For further information, see the project website at www.civitalife.com.

About Sudberry Properties

Founded in 1979, Sudberry Properties is a San Diego-based real estate development and asset management firm that specializes in commercial, multi-family and mixed-use urban communities. More information can be found at www.sudberryproperties.com.

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