Sudberry Properties Celebrates Opening of Circa 37 at Civita

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

$100,000 Donation to San Diego River Park Foundation

Sudberry Properties celebrated the grand opening of Circa 37, the first apartment neighborhood in Civita, its new 230-acre master-planned village in Mission Valley, with a reception for 250 guests, a ribbon cutting and a donation of $100,000 to the San Diego River Park Foundation, on Arbor Day, April 27.

Sudberry Properties’ $100,000 donation was supplemented by nearly $12,000 in donations made by guests at the grand opening.

“We are honored to be developing this unique piece of property, whose history is entwined with the San Diego River,” said Tom Sudberry, chairman of Sudberry Properties. “Our contribution recognizes the joint efforts of Sudberry Properties and the San Diego River Park Foundation to foster sustainability, ecological stewardship and preservation of resources.”

After accepting the check from Tom Sudberry, chairman of the board, Rob Hutsel, executive director of the San Diego River Park Foundation, said, “We’re grateful for this incredibly generous gift and grateful for the generosity of spirit exhibited by Tom Sudberry and his team over the years.”

Hutsel said that the contribution is designated for the final design costs of the San Diego River Discovery Center at Grant Park, a 17-acre neighborhood park along the river near Qualcomm Way.  The Discovery Center, an educational and recreational resource, is planned to be a central feature of the proposed 52-mile parkway along the San Diego River.

Tom Sudberry, chairman, Sudberry Properties, extreme right, presents a $100,000 contribution to the San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF). The check was accepted by board members of the nonprofit organization, from left, Phil Pryde, Sam Duran, and Jim Peugh. Also on hand was San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, and Rob Hutsel, executive director of the SDRPF. Photo by Bob Ross.

In 2009, the Grant family, which operated a sand and gravel operation on the Civita property for more than 70 years and is collaborating with Sudberry Properties, donated the land for Grant Park – a gift valued at $10 million.  The concept for a riverfront park was originated by the family so that future generations of San Diegans and visitors would enjoy the river as much as the four generations of their family has.

The San Diego River Park Foundation is also planned to have a presence at Civita. The community’s Civic Center, adjacent to both the park and shopping district, will feature a plaza, amphitheater for public events and a Heritage Museum to celebrate the history of Mission Valley. The River Park Foundation will operate the museum.

Following the grand opening of Circa 37, leasing on the completed units is in high gear, with nearly 60 leases signed at the non-smoking community. The apartments are designed with 630 to 1,400 square feet and include one, two, or three bedrooms.

The focal point of the community is a resort-style, 10,000-square-foot recreation center with a rooftop terrace, Jr. Olympic-size saltwater pool, spa, lounge area, and mature landscaping.

Sudberry Properties’ development team for Circa 37 includes architects McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Irvine; Rick Engineering Company, San Diego; Wermers Multi-Family Construction, San Diego; and landscape architects Lifescapes International, Irvine, and Schmidt Design Group, San Diego.

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