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San Diego City Council approves Horton Plaza transformation

The Campus at Horton
Posted at 6:41 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 02:23:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego’s City Council Monday approved a key step in turning Horton Plaza into The Campus at Horton.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council approved reducing the current retail deed restriction on the property, creating the opportunity to build the office space.

The campus would combine employment, entertainment and retail.

According to a news release, the office space would be large enough for 3,000 to 4,000 jobs.

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With the approval, the campus will include 700,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of retail space.

Construction is slated to begin later this year, with estimated completion by the end of 2020.

“Today’s approval marks an exciting new chapter for the current Horton Plaza property and for the Downtown community,” said Betsy Brennan, President and CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

“Just as Horton Plaza reshaped Downtown San Diego more than three decades ago, the Campus at Horton will be a catalyst for growing San Diego’s innovation economy and enhancing the Downtown San Diego lifestyle.”