Downtown San Diego – Horton/Gaslamp

Named for the historic Horton Plaza Park, downtown’s redefinition began with the opening of the Horton Plaza shopping and entertainment center in 1985. Residential opportunities are limited, but this I5-block area is at the center of downtown’s commercial activity. The area includes condominiums and apartments amid highrise office buildings, stores, hotels, theaters and restaurants. The historic Balboa Theatre, one of the oldest performing-arts venues in San Diego, was completely restored by CeDe and reopened as a live-performance and conference venue in 2008. San Diego’s Walk of Fame also begins in the Horton Plaza neighborhood and features statues of Alonzo Horton, Horton Plaza developer Ernest Hahn, and Pete Wilson.
Alonzo Horton first encouraged downtown’s development in the 1870s by building a wharf at the foot of Fifth Avenue to facilitate trade with the area’s retail stores. This 16.5-block neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the 94 structures identified as historically or architecturally significant now house more than 100 restaurants and nightclubs, movie theaters, stores, offices, galleries and lofts.
Source: Centre City Development Corporation
Source: Centre City Development Corporation
450 J Street (Phase I) and 445 Island Avenue (Phase 2)
(Block bounded by Fifth Avenue, J Street, Fourth and Island avenues)
7 stories, 120 units (Phase I), 7 stories, 103 units (Phase 2)
Studios, one and two bedrooms
Housing Type: Condominiums
Parking: 318 spaces (Phase I), 250 spaces (Phase 2)
Completion: 2006

433 G Street
(South side of G Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues)
4 stories, 8 units
Housing Type: Lofts
Parking: None
Completion: December 1995

700 Front Street
(Block bounded by Front, F, Union and G streets)
27 stories, 172 units
One, two, three bedrooms and penthouses
Housing Type: Condominiums
Parking: 309 spaces
Completion: July 1985

3I I Fourth Avenue
(Northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and K Street)
6 stories, 85 units
Housing Type: Lofts
Parking: Provided off the property
Completion: April 1991

530 K Street
(North side of K Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
11 stories, 149 units
Studios, one bedrooms with den and two bedrooms
Housing Type: Condominiums
Parking: 220 spaces
Completion: April 2005

 Source: Centre City Development Corporation
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