Uptown Briefs – Aug. 28

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North Park land sells for $7.1 million for apartment complex

Alliance Residential has spent $7.1 million to buy the land at 4220 Arizona St. in North Park for a multifamily apartment community.

The 1.21-acre site includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot office building that once housed an AT&T administrative office. The building will be demolished. The property is between Arizona and Texas streets, bounded on the south by Howard Avenue.

The conceptual design for the apartment complex at 4220 Arizona St. in North Park. (Courtesy of Skyport Studio)

The conceptual design for the apartment complex at 4220 Arizona St. in North Park.
(Courtesy of Skyport Studio)

The seller is Community HousingWorks. Jim Neil, Eric Comer and Merrick Matricardi of the CBRE Multifamily team represented the seller.

The multifamily site at 4220 Arizona Street will feature an urban contemporary design with stucco exterior and select accents. The 118 apartments will include studio, one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 550 square feet to 1,300 square feet.

Skyport Studio completed the conceptual design and architectural renderings. 4220 Arizona was designed to emphasize pedestrian activity with a blending of the public and private amenities through landscaped plazas and community serving areas.

Community HousingWorks entitled the site jointly with a 76-unit proposed affordable senior development that will be immediately west of the 4220 Arizona St. complex on the west side of Texas Street, south of the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and Texas. Both complexes are within walking distance of bus stops at Texas and El Cajon.

Community HousingWorks is developing the senior site into a complex of seven studios, 66 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments. Community HousingWorks is partnering with the San Diego LGBT Community Center to design the senior apartments as an affirming and supportive environment for LGBT seniors, with The Center’s Senior Services staff providing services welcoming to the entire senior community of residents.

The apartments will feature private balconies, washer/dryer units and community amenities including a roof deck, bike storage, elevator services, storage units as well as large common amenities space.

Hillcrest Town Council forms AIDS Walk & Run team

The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) has formed a team to support the 26th annual AIDS Walk & Run on Sept. 26.

Team members will walk to raise money for neighbors, friends and others who are living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Walk & Run is a program of the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest.

The HTC team set a goal to raise $1,000 by Sept. 26. To help them reach their goal, visit and join the team or pledge money.

The team leader is Luke Terpstra, chair of the HTC. Contact him at with any questions.

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