Gerding Edlen Reaches the Finals in San Diego
Jan 29, 2008
“Houston-based Hines and Gerding Edlen of Portland, Ore., were selected last month to prepare redevelopment plans for the 6-acre site covering four blocks in the center of downtown. Both firms have worked on major civic projects and massive urban developments similar to what may be developed in San Diego. ...The finalists are expected to participate in a series of public meetings over the coming months,” writes Mandy Jackson, California Real Estate Journal staff writer.
After reading the request for qualifications, Tom Cody, principal at Gerding Edlen, said, "It really struck a chord and I would say that the goals the city has in this endeavor are very symbiotic with what our corporate goals are.”
“In its response to the request for qualifications, Gerding Edlen emphasized its past public-private work with cities, institutions and community stakeholders as well as its experience with sustainable design and transit-oriented development.”
“Gerding Edlen's response to the request for qualifications says the Civic Center Complex should become "the center of civic life for the city of San Diego" and that redevelopment of the site should "bring the Civic Center up to the level that should be expected" for a region with 3 million residents.”