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Community Developer Kent Aden Inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association Hall of Fame
Monday, February 05, 2018
Kent Aden, a licensed architect, developer and the visionary behind many of San Diego’s most honored master-planned communities, was inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
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San Elijo Hills Hosts Terraza Fall Harvest Event Oct. 16
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Terraza at San Elijo Hills is celebrating the bounty of the season with a Fall Harvest Event, Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Terraza models and sales center, located near the intersection of Wild Canyon Road and San Elijo Road in San Marcos, at 1100 Festival Road. The event will be free and open to the public.
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San Diego's 1Mission Sales Momentum Continues; Luxury Project Welcomes First Residents
Thursday, July 08, 2010
After the Grand Opening in late February, sales of 1Mission’s luxury condominium and townhome residences have been brisk, reaching a significant milestone as it welcomed its first group of residents. With more than 30 percent of the project sold, 1Mission is now eligible for conventional, FHA and VA financing with immediate move-in.
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Lennar Opens Models for New Solar Community, Terraza at San Elijo Hills
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Lennar will unveil the model homes at its new neighborhood of energy-efficient homes at Terraza in San Elijo Hills on June 26, 2010. The two-story homes, which range from 2,182 to 2,721 square feet, feature an extensive package of energy-saving features, including a SunPower® solar system. Homes in the first phase are priced from the mid $500,000s. Terraza at San Elijo Hills offers three luxurious floor plans with three to five bedrooms and a diverse range of architecture that reflects Spanish Colonial, French Country, Craftsman and Prairie styles. The sales office is located at Wild Canyon Road and Festival Road in San Marcos, California.
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1Mission in San Diego's Mission Hills Wins Gold Nugget Grand Award
Thursday, June 10, 2010
1Mission, the historic mixed-use residential/retail project in the heart of San diego's Mission Hills district, was honored with a Gold Nugget Award in the Mixed-Use Project category during gala ceremonies at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco June 10, 2010. 1Mission was applauded for its aesthetic merit and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues. The project, developed by CLB Partners in conjunction with RS Lawrence Development, Inc., blends a full block of meticulously restored retail shops from the early 20th century with a new five-story residential mid-rise, additional retail shops, a public paseo and an urban garden. Approximately 20 percent of the 61 luxury single-story condos and two-story townhomes, which range in price from the $400,000s to $1.3 million, have been sold. 1Mission includes a total of 94,000 square feet of residential and 25,000 square feet of retail space.
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Lennar Introduces New Energy-Efficient Homes at Terraza at San Elijo Hills
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lennar is introducing its first solar PowerSmart package of energy-saving features in San Diego County at Terraza, a new neighborhood of two-story homes in San Elijo Hills, an ecologically sensitive community where 18 miles of hiking/biking trails weave through 1,100 acres of open space. Terraza at San Elijo Hills offers three distinctive floor plans, ranging from 2,182 to 2,721 square feet, with three to five bedrooms and a diverse range of architecture that reflects Spanish Colonial, French Country, Craftsman and Prairie styles. The homes are anticipated to be priced from the upper $500,000s. The sale of homes in Phase 1 will commence April 24.
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CLB Partners Announces Completion of The ‘1Mission’ Residential/Retail Mixed-Use Midrise in San Diego's Mission Hills
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA – CLB Partners has announced that construction is complete at 1Mission, a five-story mixed-use enclave with 94,000 square feet of luxury condominiums and 25,000 square feet of retail space, located in the historic Mission Hills business district. Turner Construction Company completed the project on time and under budget, according to Luke Daniels, development manager for CLB Partners, which also developed Park Laurel, the twin 14-story towers overlooking Balboa Park.
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Retail Space in MarketWalk at San Elijo Hills 80% Leased
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Within a month of completion, the San Elijo Hills MarketWalk mixed-use center, which features 11,000 square feet of retail space and 12 townhomes, has leased 80 percent of the retail space. MarketWalk is located in the community’s Towncenter on San Elijo Road at Elfin Forest Road. Sales have commenced for the collection of 12 townhomes situated above the retail spaces and five homes have already been reserved. MarketWalk offers impressively upgraded two- and three-story homes ranging from approximately 1,200 to 2,746 square feet with two to four bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths. The townhomes are priced from the high $300,000s to the $700,000s.
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CLB Partners Gears Up for 1Mission Grand Opening with Willis Allen Partnership
Friday, October 02, 2009

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CLB Partners Gears Up for 1Mission Grand Opening with Willis Allen Partnership
Friday, October 02, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA – With the opening of 1Mission, a five-story residential/retail mid-rise in Mission Hills set for mid-November, developer CLB Partners announces a partnership with Willis Allen Real Estate to initiate a major marketing and sales effort. Located on the block framed by Washington, Fort Stockton, Goldfinch and Falcon streets in the historic Mission Hills business district, 1Mission encompasses 94,000 square feet of luxury condominiums and 25,000 square feet of retail space. Prices range from the high $400,000s to $1.2 million.
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1Mission in San Diego's Mission Hills now 80% Complete
Monday, August 24, 2009
1Mission’s five-story residential/retail mid-rise in the heart of Mission Hills has reached the 80 percent complete mark. The 120,000-square-foot, post-tension concrete and rebar structure includes 13 two-story townhomes, 48 single-story flats, and 5,150 square feet in retail space that can be configured into as many as four shops. Developed by CLB Partners and being built by Turner Construction Company, the building is scheduled for completion in late fall.
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San Elijo Hills Celebrates Grand Opening of MarketWalk, Luxury Townhomes in the Community’s Towncenter
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – San Elijo Hills is celebrating the grand opening of MarketWalk, a collection of 12 townhomes featuring iconic architecture inspired by traditional “Main Streets” and impressively upgraded interiors. MarketWalk is set in the heart of the award-winning San Elijo Hills Towncenter above retail shops. MarketWalk offers two- and three-story homes ranging from approximately 1,200 to 2,746 square feet with two to four bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths. The townhomes are priced from the high $300,000s to the $700,000s and the three-story units meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
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1Mission Wins ‘Architectural Restoration’ Honor In the City of San Diego’s 2009 Preservation Awards
Friday, May 29, 2009
1Mission, a mixed-use residential/retail project that blends a historic block in Mission Hills with a new five-story residential mid-rise, received the 2009 “Architectural Restoration” Award from the City of San Diego’s Historical Resources Board May 28 in ceremonies at City Hall. Project developers CLB Partners, Inc. and R.S. Lawrence Development Inc. were honored for their meticulous restoration of the Washington Street block between Goldfinch and Falcon streets, which was conducted in accordance with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Restoration. The development team also included lead architect M.W. Steele Group, historic architect Heritage Architecture & Planning, Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, and Turner Construction Company.
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The Sunrise Company Announces the Opening of the Second Phase of Terraza in Otay Ranch and the Unveiling of Two-Story Plans
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Sunrise Company is opening Phase Two of Terraza, an intimate neighborhood of single-family homes in Otay Ranch’s Montecito Ridge, on May 30. The new phase of 14 homes will introduce seven new two-story floorplans, ranging from 1,966 to 2,275 square feet, and seven three-story plans ranging from 2,508 to 2,833 square feet. Terraza homes in Phase Two will start at $399,990 and feature three to six bedrooms. Reservations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; sales will commence on May 30. Homes in Phase Two are scheduled to be ready for occupancy in the early fall.
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CLB Partners’ 1Mission Mixed-Use Project in Mission Hills Integrates Meticulous Historic Restoration with Luxury Living
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
1Mission, a mixed-use residential/retail enclave under construction in San Diego’s Mission Hills, brings together the meticulous restoration of a turn-of-the century commercial block, a new five-story residential mid-rise with 61 residences and a urban ‘secret garden’ and pedestrian promenade. The project is being developed by CLB Partners, Ltd., developer of Park Laurel overlooking Balboa Park and Seahaus in La Jolla.
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"1Mission" Opens with Luxury Condos in Historic San Diego Neighborhood
Monday, April 20, 2009
CLB Partners, Ltd., has opened the residential sales studio for 1Mission, a mixed-use residential/retail enclave in San Diego’s Mission Hills that brings together the meticulous restoration of a turn-of-the century commercial block and a new five-story residential midrise with 61 residences. Even before construction is complete, the project has earned awards from San Diego Architectural Foundation and the Urban Land Institute.
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Final Three Homes at Madison Place Clovis Priced from $260,000s with Big Incentives
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
McCaffrey Homes is offering a spectacular incentive package on the final three single-family homes at its Madison Place Collection, located in the pedestrian-friendly Loma Vista community in Clovis. The homes start in the $260,000s and include popular upgrades and incentives worth tens of thousands of dollars.
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McCaffrey Homes' Palmina Collection in Clovis Value-Packed from the $280,000s in Clovis
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
McCaffrey Homes’ Palmina Collection in Clovis is value packed with custom features at no extra cost. These homes include luxurious standard features such as 18-by-18-inch ceramic tile flooring, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, maple cabinetry, granite kitchen counters and islands, and GE Monogram stainless steel kitchen appliances. Priced from the $280,000s, these residences occupy extra large home sites in prime locations across from a neighborhood park and adjacent to a future paseo in the pedestrian-friendly Loma Vista urban village. Some home sites are located in low traffic cul-de-sacs and some have extra deep lots or corner locations.
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New Models at Poet's Crossing in Fresno Showcase Homes on Huge Lots from $199,990
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Beautiful models are now open at Poet’s Crossing, a new community of one-, two-, and three-story homes in northwest Fresno that are situated on extra-large lots and brimming with standard features that look like expensive upgrades. Starting at just $199,990, Poet’s Crossing by McCaffrey Homes is an unsurpassed value. And, for a limited time McCaffrey is paying most of the closing costs. The neighborly community, which is conveniently located across the street from a planned 8-acre city park, features six floor plans ranging from approximately 1,300 to 2,500 square feet, with two to five bedrooms, two to 3½ baths, and two-car attached garages.
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San Elijo Hills Starts Construction on Mixed-Use Center
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
San Elijo Hills Development Company has commenced construction on a 32,000-square-foot mixed-use center that will feature retailers, eateries, a day care center and residences. Located in the heart of the community, within the 70-acre San Elijo Hills Towncenter, the mixed-use center is projected to open next year.
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McCaffrey Homes Receives Gold Nugget Award of Merit at Pacific Coast Builders Conference for "Tuscan Castle"
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
McCaffrey Homes won one of the most prestigious awards in the homebuilding industry June 26 at the gala Gold Nugget Awards Presentation at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco before a crowd of 1,200. The “Tuscan Castle” model at Madison Place was honored with a Gold Nugget Award of Merit in the “Best Single-Family Detached Home under 2,500 square feet” category. The competition honors creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects in the 14 Western states and from foreign countries. This year’s 45th annual competition attracted 520 entries.
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Otay Ranch Pedestrian-Friendly Design Gives Residents an Alternative to the Car
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Otay Ranch’s pedestrian-friendly design can provide some relief from today’s high gas prices. Dozens of miles of walking and bicycle trails and well-lit walkways encourage residents to leave the car in the garage and, instead, walk or bike to local restaurants, parks, schools and/or community services. “Otay Ranch’s village design, which emphasizes walking and close-to-home amenities, helps reduce gas usage and the resulting pollution,” says Kent Aden, executive vice president of The Otay Ranch Company. “The community’s extensive pedestrian system provides easy access to numerous city and private parks and nearby schools, as well as shopping, eateries and the medical facilities located in Heritage Towne Center.
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Otay Ranch Habitat Restoration Program Earns National Recognition
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Otay Ranch’s successful habitat restoration program is the cover story in the current issue of Land and Water, a national trade journal that covers natural resource management and restoration. As a result of the $1 million restoration effort that was financed by The Otay Ranch Company, and executed by RECON Environmental, Inc. of San Diego, rare habitats that sustain a variety of endangered or threatened species have been established in the Otay Ranch Nature Preserve.
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