SCA Architecture Gives Chula Vista Retail Center a $9M Makeover

The former 109,200-square-foot Target shopping center was redeveloped by Brixton Capital.
Gateway Marketplace, Chula Vista, Calif.
Gateway Marketplace, Chula Vista, Calif.

San Diego—SCA Architecture, formerly known as Smith Consulting Architects, has revamped Gateway Marketplace, a former 109,200-square-foot Target shopping center in Chula Vista, Calif. Eric Li, vice president of leasing at developer Brixton Capital, oversaw the $9.3 million remodeling project.

The existing site was enhanced with contemporary architecture, including a modern color scheme, new landscaping, lighting, pedestrian walkways and a new gateway plaza, flanked by the new retail stores and restaurant buildings. Located at Fourth Avenue and C Street, the 8.8-acre lot is bordered by I-5, I-805 and State Route 54.

The former Target store was divided into three unique tenant spaces. New tenants of the center include Party City, Smart & Final, Hobby Lobby and grocer Aldi.  AT&T, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Pho Hung Cali, iNails & Spa and other tenants are slated to open this year.

Scott Cairns served as principal-in-charge for SCA Architecture, with Norman Barrett as project designer and Dennis Seguban serving as project manager. Consultants included GSSI Structural Engineers as structural engineer, K&S Engineering as civil engineer, Electrical Design Inc. as electrical engineer, Abbott Engineering Inc. as mechanical engineer, Geocon Inc. as geotechnical engineer and De Alcala Studio as landscape architect. Dempsey Construction acted as the general contractor, with Merion Corp. as construction manager.

Image courtesy of SCA Architecture