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New high-rise building planned to replace old courthouse in downtown San Diego

Posted at 9:31 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:31:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A new tower that will be nearly 500 feet tall will soon be the next massive addition to downtown San Diego.

Holland Partner Group has a skyscraper planned for 220 West Broadway that is set to be over 35 stories tall, and the structure will include 431 residential units and space for offices and retail.

"It’s a lot of glass; it’s exciting, its sexy. I think it's going to get a lot of attention and be an attraction,” said Sumeet Parekh with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership has been working with Holland Partner Group in planning their vision for the old San Diego County Courthouse.

Parekh said because demand to work and live in downtown is so high, they wanted to make use of the land.

“It’s one of the most dense high-rise buildings in San Diego. It’s going to hit almost the height limit for downtown, which is about 500 feet,” said Parekh.

Residential space in the building will range from studios to three bedrooms, 10News learned.

While traffic and parking are usually the first topics of concern, Parekh said the developers conducted a traffic survey and found that the impact did not raise any red flags.

In fact, Parekh said San Diegans should expect even more developments of this size and scale.

“There are a number of projects that are being built in this cycle that are being built in this height in the East Village … and there are several other projects in the area that are as tall, if not bigger,” said Parekh.

According to their permit application, the developers plan to start construction on the building in 2020 and complete the project by 2023.