Zephyr Picks Designer for $250M Condo Project

San Diego-based developer Zephyr recently announced that it had awarded Joseph Wong Design Associates the lead architect role for its Broadway mixed-use project.
Joseph Wong Design Associates is taking the lead architect role for Zephyr’s planned mixed-use development on Broadway. Currently known as The Block, the $250 million project will incorporate two residential towers between 7th and 8th Avenues in downtown San Diego. Current zoning allows the developer to build up to 720,000 square feet of space at the 60,000-square-foot site. The first project of its kind to be developed downtown since the recession, The Block will bring some 600 residential units to the area, along with 20,000 square feet of retail space. The two condo towers will stand 41 and 21 stories tall, and will offer studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Zephyr paid $21.1 million last year for the site, which is one the last full blocks available for development in the city’s core. The developer expects to break ground during the fourth quarter. Joseph Wong’s local credits include such major projects as the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, Hotel Indigo, San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion Enclosure and the San Diego North Embarcadero Visionary Plan. Image courtesy of zephyrpartners.com