SDUT: Costa Verde strip mall near UTC cleared for total redo

Costa Verde Fact Sheet - Pages 4 & 5

From the San Diego Union Tribune: City Council approves shopping center overhaul that includes biotech lab space by Alexandria and a 200-room hotel. The dated Costa Verde strip mall opposite Westfield UTC will be refashioned into a modern retail center with a life science campus and business hotel meant to be a perfect fit for future riders of the Mid-Coast Trolley line.

Tuesday, City Council members voted unanimously to approve a general plan amendment and a community plan amendment, and certify the project’s environmental analysis. The actions effectively clear the Costa Verde Revitalization project for development, with completion now anticipated for late 2023. 

In the works since 2015, the Costa Verde redo is a marriage of transit convenience for center owner Regency Centers and esteemed biotech office builder Alexandria Real Estate. The land owner and the office developer have teamed to jointly finance the overhaul of the 13.9-acre site sandwiched between La Jolla Village Drive and Nobel Drive at 8560 Genesee Ave.

That’s an excerpt from the SDUT article posted on November 11, 2020; to read the complete report, visit

For related information from UCCA, visit


University City You Know

We value your feedback and input. Please ‘Contact Us’ at

News Break App: Follow us on News Break at

Google News App: Read UCCA’s University City News posts by following Google News San Diego at

Like us on Facebook at

Follow us on Twitter at

Meet University City neighbors on Nextdoor at

Sign up for email notifications at

Visit our News Feed home page UCCA at

Read the current print newsletter and review article guidelines at

UCCA urges all to follow current guidance from SD County Health and Human services related to coronavirus and COVID-19.