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Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

April 2019

This bridge will provide a much-needed connection between Mesa Housing and the Medical Center, while also encouraging walking and biking with significantly shorter, safer routes to almost every part of campus.  The bridge will span 465 linear feet and will feature a 10-foot-wide bike lane and a separate 6-foot-wide pedestrian walkway. The bridge will also cross over the environmentally sensitive Central Canyon to ensure there will be no permanent impacts to the nearby wetlands and surrounding natural environment.

The northwest end of the bridge will tie into the existing sidewalk at Medical Center Drive, providing direct connectivity to the new Gilman Drive Bridge. At the southeast end of bridge ramp, the pathway will connect to Miramar Street, allowing people to go east or west along Miramar Street at the housing complex.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Ross Kunishige, (858) 822-4841
  • Executive Design Professional: Kleinfelder
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps 
  • Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood

Nuevo East Student Housing

Nuevo East Student Housing

April 2019

UC San Diego’s proposed Nuevo East Student Housing project would primarily serve single graduate and professional students in apartment-style housing. The project would be on nine acres and include approximately 1,414 beds in approximately 757 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Because campus housing is significantly more affordable than off-campus housing, demand for campus housing continues to be at an all-time high. Campus graduate and professional housing’s total occupancy cost is projected to be approximately 30 percent lower than the surrounding private market.

The project would also include a student community center called the “Exchange” that would house residential and support services for residents of Nuevo East as well as for residents living in adjacent on-campus housing, including Mesa Nueva, Nuevo West and One Miramar Street Apartments. Twenty-two older housing buildings with 336 existing beds at north Mesa Housing and 224 surface parking spaces will be demolished to accommodate this project.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Dennis Brown, (858) 246-0185
  • Executive Design Professional: Mithun
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020
  • Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing rendering

April 2019

The Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project will redevelop 6.2 acres of existing low-density apartments located in the north Mesa Housing neighborhood to provide 802 new beds for single graduate and professional students. The project will consist of two residential buildings, one 12-story high-rise and one 7-story mid-rise, and will contain a mix of studios, two-bedroom, four-bedroom and six-bedroom apartments for a total of 257 units. The project includes a 1,200 space parking structure and a separate small building for a neighborhood market.

Located within the 7-story mid-rise building, the project will also include approximately 82 beds and support and administrative space for the UC San Diego Health – La Jolla Family House. Similar to Bannister Family House at the Hillcrest Medical Center, the La Jolla Family House will provide accommodations for patients and patients’ families in need of immediate support while receiving medical treatment from UC San Diego Health in La Jolla.

The project will eliminate 214 existing surface parking spaces and require demolition of 50 two-bedroom apartments (100 beds). Because campus housing is significantly more affordable than off-campus housing, demand for campus housing is considered to be at an all-time high. The total occupancy cost for on-campus graduate student housing is forecasted to be approximately 30 percent lower than surrounding off-campus rates.

Project Details

Project Manager: Juli Smith, (858) 822-1527
Executive Design Professional: Mithun
Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020
Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood