School District Sells Surplus Sites; Retail Center Fetches $27M

However, two board members blocked the sale of the Mission Beach site on the ground that finding a development partner would be a better option for the district than selling the property. The board ordered district staff to find an alternative site to sell from among seven designated for disposition.

The San Diego Unified School District has approved the sale of two unused school sites but is holding onto a third in hopes of attracting a developer, KPBS.org reported.

The district received bids of $16.5 million each for Barnard Elementary School in Ocean Beach and a similar bid for an elementary school site in Mission Beach. A third property, an undeveloped parcel in Paradise Hills, attracted a $3.1 million bid.

However, two board members blocked the sale of the Mission Beach site on the ground that finding a development partner would be a better option for the district than selling the property. The board ordered district staff to find an alternative site to sell from among seven designated for disposition.

In other transaction news, an affiliate of Kleege Enterprises paid $27.3 million for Clairemont Village, a 127,175-square-foot neighborhood center. Pacific Clairemont Holdings I, an affiliate of Essel Manager Inc., sold its property at a slight discount from the $29 million price that it paid for the property in 2005, the San Diego Business Journal reported.

Located at 3005-3033 Clairemont Drive and anchored by Keil’s Food Stores, the center was constructed in 1978 and is 85 percent leased to a tenant roster that also includes HomeTown Buffet, Time Warner Cable, Carls Jr. and McDonalds. Flocke and Avoyer Commercial Real Estate and CBRE Group Inc. represented Pacific Clairemont Holdings; Kleege Enterprises represented itself.

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