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Bankers Hill Building Boom Continues

With several projects underway and more planned over the next few years, Bankers Hill has become a hotspot for new residential construction. Returning once again from a long hiatus, we checked up on a few new buildings in the neighborhood.

Vue on 5th

Construction began more than a year ago on Vue on 5th, the seven-story condo building going up at Fifth and Nutmeg. We’re only just now realizing how massive it is, as work finally nears completion.

Vue on 5th

We’re still not sold on the bland design, but we’ll see how the exterior finishes turn out. Three commercial spaces are planned for the ground level, but we haven’t heard any word on early tenants.

41 West

Across the street at the former Mandarin House restaurant site, plans are moving forward for 41 West. Formerly known as The Regent on 5th, The 10-story building will feature 41 two-bedroom condos. A teaser sign around the property asks, “Will you be one of 41?”

41 West

Plans call for a modern design consisting of glass, painted concrete, and metal. After initial feedback from Uptown Planners, the project was revised to move its 75 parking spaces underground. It previously also included no retail space, but will now include a small, 1,400-foot commercial space on the corner.

The Park Bankers Hill

A few blocks north, a crane is now up for what will become The Park at Bankers Hill. This is the site of the old Sixth Avenue Medical Center, which was demolished over the summer to make way for the ultra-luxury condo building. The project includes a 13-story tower, along with a set of townhomes along Sixth Avenue.

The folks behind this one have made it clear that this building won’t be for just anyone. Units will start at $1.5 million. You can check out all the floorplans on their website, but what’s even more interesting is the timelapse footage of the construction.

Fourth Avenue Lofts

Finally, construction continues on the 49-unit Fourth Avenue Lofts building at Fourth and Palm. The project is the latest from Lloyd Russel, the developer responsible for other area projects like Centre Street Lofts in Hillcrest and Essex Lofts in Little Italy. Four commercial spaces are planned for the ground level.

Updates on Three New Uptown Buildings

Good news—we’re back from our unplanned hiatus. We have a lot to cover, so let’s get to it.

If you’ve passed through Bankers Hill in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed the new tower crane hovering over the site of Vue on 5th. Developer ColRich is moving quickly on the seven-story residential building, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Vue on 5th

From Sixth Avenue along Balboa Park, you can’t miss the massive crane.

Vue on 5th

As we told you in our first update in May, the luxury condos will range in size from 1,300 to 3,200 square feet and have an estimated price tag of $600,000 to $1 million. If you can afford it, you’ll be just steps away from Balboa Park and a few of our favorite restaurants.

In addition to the 43 residential units, plans include three commercial spaces at ground level.

Vue on 5th

ColRich is the same developer behind Waterpoint, the nearly-finished condo complex next to Point Loma Seafoods, as well as 10 West at Bird Rock in La Jolla.

Broadstone Balboa Park

Just a few blocks north at 5th and Thorn, exterior work on Broadstone Balboa Park appears to be wrapping up.

Broadstone Balboa Park

On the Fifth Avenue side facing Balboa Park, you can start to see the finishing touches on the upper floors.

Broadstone Balboa Park

The northwest corner at Fourth and Thorn is even further along. We failed to get a picture, but they’re saving some historic bungalows on the site.

Broadstone Balboa Park

We haven’t yet seen any floorplans or rates, but maybe they’ll show up soon on the Broadstone website.

Jonathan Segal - Park and Robinson

At Park and Robinson in Hillcrest, there’s been a lot of buzz about the upcoming mixed-use project by Jonathan Segal.

Jonathan Segal - Park and Robinson

Since our update in July, we’ve learned that the 7-story building will include 29 apartments, seven office suites, and two commercial spaces at ground level.

In case you missed it, a photo of the building model appeared on Segal’s Facebook page a while back.

Jonathan Segal - Park and Robinson

The site of the old Egyptian Garage was cleared out over the summer to make way for the project, dubbed Mr. Robinson. We don’t know if that’s the official name, but that’s what they’re calling it for now. This project will likely have a big impact on this side of Hillcrest, not unlike the addition of Jonathan Segal’s North Parker at 30th and Upas.

More Condos in Store for Bankers Hill

A seven-story residential building is in the works at the corner of 5th and Nutmeg in Bankers Hill. Local developer ColRich plans to begin construction of Vue on 5th in early 2015.

Vue on 5th

The units will range in size from 1,300 to 3,200 square feet and have an estimated price tag of $600,000 to $1 million.

Vue on 5th

It looks like the building might include commercial space at street level, but don’t quote us on that.

Vue on 5th

Just steps away from Balboa Park, it’s hard to think of a better location to live. As a bonus, it’s right next to one of our favorite lunch spots, Marketplace Deli.

Bankers Hill

Across the street, another 30-unit residential building is planned for the space previously occupied by Mandarin House. That restaurant closed its doors late last year after operating for more than 35 years. Further up the street at 5th and Thorn, a third residential building is currently rising behind 7-Eleven. Needless to say, we’re excited to see activity heating up in Bankers Hill.

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