San Francisco nonprofit BRIDGE Housing offers a wonderful glimpse of the construction of its 17-story Celadon at 9th & Broadway, which just celebrated its grand opening on May 1, in San Diego. The time-lapse video shows the development rise out of the ground on a former parking lot between August 2013 and February 2015.
The 250-unit development serves a multigenerational population and includes ground-floor retail, a resident garden, and outdoor space. Twenty-five units are set aside for youths aging out of foster care and adults under the Mental Health Services Act. Another 63 units serve seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
The LEED-Silver building includes an eco-roof with drought-tolerant plants, highly efficient mechanical systems, and a 143-foot vertical solar photovoltaic system, which is said to be the tallest electric solar system of its kind in the nation.
The $74.3 million development was designed by SVA Architects in partnership with Studio E Architects, and the general contractor was Turner Construction Co. Financing was provided by U.S. Bank, U.S. Bank Community Development Corp., the city of San Diego/Civic San Diego, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency/County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services, and the San Diego Housing Commission.