BRIDGE, Holland to Develop 2 San Diego Mixed-Use Projects

Designed to meet LEED Gold standards, both properties feature street-level retail and restaurant spaces. The developers are working with architect AVRP Skyport to create a live-work-play environment.

Rendering of
Rendering of BRIDGE Development

The County of San Diego has selected BRIDGE Housing Corp. and Holland Partner Group to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income, 253-apartment project with 9,000 square feet of retail.

The developers will work on two separate buildings for the development. Located at the intersection of Cedar Street and Kettner Boulevard, in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, BRIDGE’s eight-story building will offer 57 affordable apartments for low-income seniors who earn 30 to 60 percent of area median income (currently $21,800 to $43,680 for a two-person household). Moreover, 5 percent of the units will be set aside for seniors enrolled in the county-administered Mental Health Services Act program. Holland Partner Group will develop 196 market-rate apartments in an adjacent 29-story tower with three levels of underground parking. Both properties will feature street-level retail and restaurant spaces.

In keeping with the guiding principles of the Downtown Community Plan, the developers are working with architect AVRP Skyport to create a live-work-play environment. 

“The vision is to create a synergistic feeling of place, providing much-needed housing next to transit, integrating a mix of uses into a vibrant historic community and activating an underutilized parcel,” said Cynthia Parker, president & CEO of BRIDGE, in prepared remarks.

AVRP’s design concept includes elements such as aluminum, spandrel glass and vertical angled features. Both buildings are being designed to meet LEED Gold standards. 

BRIDGE also recently broke ground on affordable housing development in Los Angeles, which will transform Jordan Downs, a former public housing development, into 115 affordable apartments across 12 buildings, as part of the first phase. 

Image courtesy of BRIDGE Housing