Hotel & Office Development Coming to San Diego’s Carmel Valley Neighborhood
Later this week, the San Diego Planning Commission will consider a mixed-use project that plans to bring a hotel and office building to the Carmel Valley neighborhood.
The project proposed by Carmel Valley Centre Drive, LLC – an entity linked to developer Hunter Oliver – will construct a 77,652-square-foot, 7-story, 128-room hotel, a 96,040-square-foot, 5-story office building including a 4,815-square-foot restaurant with height deviations, lot consolidation, the creation of three commercial condominiums, and an easement vacation on a vacant 3.2- acre site.
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Located at 3501 Valley Centre Drive the project will also include 71 surface parking spaces and a 2-level subterranean parking garage with 383 parking spaces, for a total of 454 spaces.
Designed by Gensler, the Costa Azul Mixed-Use project would be adjacent to an existing, 6-story hotel and a 4-story hotel and would be combined with the existing hotels into a cluster of buildings. The project includes scaled buildings consistent with the neighborhood and will include a combination of glass and grey stucco on the facades. While the proposed building height exceeds the height limit, the building heights are relative to the adjacent hotel and office buildings.
According to the City’s staff report, the proposed hotel and office building would benefit the community by providing visitor accommodations and numerous job opportunities for the residents of San Diego.