San Diego City Council Expected to Overrule Airport Decision on Mixed-Use Project

by | Jun 23, 2020 | San Diego County

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Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects

Today the San Diego City Council is expected to vote on its final decision to overrule an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) determination of inconsistency, clearing the way for a mixed-use project called the 4th Avenue Apartments.

The project will consist of 36 dwelling units, including a density bonus for four very low-income dwelling units, a 1,174 square-foot retail suite, parking and associated site improvements. 

Located on a 0.23-acre site at 2426 4th Avenue, the project is part of the Uptown Community Plan area. 

The developer, Next Space Development, proposes to build a six-story building with five stories of residential living and one story of ground-level parking. The building would also have a subterranean parking lot. The residential unit mix would be 18 studio units, two loft units, ten one-bedroom units, and six two-bedroom units. 

On-site amenities would include a ground-level lobby, and 1,128 square feet of total common open space area on various levels of the building. The project would provide 21 secured parking spaces, four motorcycle spaces, 15 bicycle spaces, and three electric vehicle spaces. The building would be landscaped with a drought-tolerant plant palette.  

The ALUC originally determined that the development would exceed the allowable density. However, The City Council proposed an overrule of ALUC’s determination on the project on March 9th. 

Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects is designing the project.