Civita Honored as “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” at the San Diego Building Industry Association’s Icon Awards

Civita was acclaimed the “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” at the 2019 San Diego Building Industry Association Icon Awards recently. Civita is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a vibrant community where residences, village retailers and businesses are interspersed with parklands, open space, pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways.

Civita has become a national example of sustainability, walkability and sophisticated architectural design. The residential neighborhoods at Civita have won approximately 50 local, regional and national honors.

The Civita Recreation Center, a sprawling 2.5-acre resort-style rec center with lagoon pool and lap pool, an expansive fitness center and several multi-use areas, was honored as the “Best Community Amenity” by the Icon Awards. The center was designed by Bassenian Lagoni Architects and Lifescapes International.

Civita was also honored for the “Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign,” an award it has earned several times.

San Diego Unified School Board Takes Next Step to Bring School to Civita

The San Diego Unified School Board has approved the purchase and sale agreement for a public elementary school site in Civita, located at the intersection of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta. Construction of the school is projected for 2020 and is anticipated to take approximately two years to complete.
The planned neighborhood school is designed to serve 500 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 5. The enrollment boundary generally encompasses Mission Valley, including all residential areas of Civita.
The two-story neighborhood school is being designed with the latest Integrated 21st Century technology, offering an engaging and personalized learning environment designed to optimize teaching and learning through the interconnected use of mobile computing, audio, visual, and formative assessment technologies.
Highlights of the school include indoor and outdoor learning and gathering spaces, “Maker Space” to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning, sustainable components as teaching opportunities, gardens, integrated learning and play spaces, and flexible, light-filled classrooms.
Questions on the school should be directed to San Diego Unified School District.
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