Gerding Edlen Set to Create San Diego Civic Center

May 21, 2009

CCDC Board unanimously votes in support of a new downtown civic center complex

Proposed design for the San Diego Civic Center complex

The Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) Board of Directors voted unanimously to recommend that the San Diego City Council move into an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Gerding Edlen Development to build a new civic center complex, thoughtfully designed to be sustainably superior and the city’s model for green development.

“We look forward to identifying and solidifying the best solution for a new civic center complex and getting started so we can take advantage of opportunities that didn’t exist when we originally presented our proposal – such as construction cost savings and financing incentive programs.” said Tom Cody, Gerding Edlen representative.

From solar photovoltaic panels and garden rooftops to wind turbines and a central cooling and heating plant, the proposed new San Diego City Hall and council chambers – along with adjacent cultural, residential and office buildings – would meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating.

The biggest sustainability component will be an onsite wastewater treatment and reclamation system that will achieve a net-zero water system for the entire complex.

“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for the city and its residents to create a civic center complex that will thrive – economically, socially and just as importantly – environmentally,” said Cody.

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