Shea Homes Opens Lucent II Overlooking Civita Park

Eight of 10 homes offered reserved during the opening week!LUCENT PLAN 1 IMG# 01

Shea Homes opened the first phase of Lucent II in a prime location overlooking Civita Park on February 21 and families on the priority list reserved nearly all of the homes. The second phase is scheduled to open in the spring.

Lucent consists of multiple five-story buildings, with either six or 12 homes per building. Ranging from 1,457 to 1,878 square feet, homes at Lucent offer two bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage located on the ground floor. An interior elevator provides access to upstairs floors.

Lucent presents a dramatic new concept in vertical architecture with the majority of homes offering all living space on a single level, surrounded on three sides by walls of windows and balconies. The other homes are two-story penthouses, which feature an upstairs family room and an outdoor deck and fireplace.

“With the look and feel of a Manhattan loft on the edge of Central Park, Lucent is delivering a totally unique urban experience for San Diego,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes San Diego. “It’s also Civita’s first option for single-level living.”

Lucent’s popularity among homebuyers is matched by its industry acclaim for innovative architecture. Last year, it was honored at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas with a “Silver Award” for Innovative Architecture. Earlier, Lucent was named “Project of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of San Diego and honored for “Best Architectural Design” among multi-family residences during the annual ICON Awards. Lucent II consists of 66 homes, priced from the $600,000s.

Mission Valley Celebrates Grand Opening Of Permanent Fire Station on Friars Road

Mission Valley’s new permanent fire station celebrated its official grand opening Monday, Nov. 2. The $11.1 million station, located on Friars Road, across the street from Qualcomm Stadium, replaces a temporary fire station that had been located in the stadium parking lot.

The two-story facility is the first-ever permanent San Diego Fire/Rescue Department station in Mission Valley and the first built in the city since 2008. The 16,290-square-foot structure houses an engine and truck, along with a dormitory for 16 firefighters and a hazardous materials team, according to City News Service.

The grand opening resulted in lots of media attention:

KPBS
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/nov/02/mission-valley-gets-fire-station/

San Diego Union-Tribune
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/01/mission-valley-fire-station-mainar-faulconer/

FOX 5
http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/11/02/long-awaited-mission-valley-fire-station-to-open/

Times of San Diego
http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2015/11/01/mission-valley-gets-permanent-fire-station-after-9-years/