A mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly high-rise
located in downtown San Diego’s East Village,
1050 B Street is San Diego’s first high-rise affordable housing project within the footprint of CCDC’s jurisdiction. For this inner city development the team created an attractive pedestrian streetscape with tree grates, green archway and a soothing urban green space. The result is a city street that welcomes the pedestrian by offering a safe, enjoyable walking experience in a vibrant downtown setting.
Working with the architect and the civil engineer, two upper level recreation areas were added. The 7th floor playground provides shaded tot lots for various age groups and is located adjacent to the laundry room and computer room to allow children a place to play while nearby parents work or enjoy leisure time. The 9th floor is a passive recreational area that provides a fire pit, barbeque area, shade trees and seating. These areas offer residents safe urban outdoor space complete with trees, play equipment, and seating for active or passive recreation. Creative storm management includes a large planter area that serves as a water filtering system to handle storm runoff.