Grading and sitework has begun on Sudberry Properties� 230-acre Civita project in Mission Valley.

Grading Phase Begins on Huge Mission Valley Project
photo credit: Image of Circa 37 by MVE Architects

Located on a former sand and gravel quarry, the $2-billion, 15-year project will eventually include 4,780 condominiums and apartments, nearly a million sq ft of commercial/retail space, 32 acres of parks, a civic center and heritage museum, and hiking, biking and walking trails.

The grading phase is being handled by Perry & Shaw of El Cajon.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE did the original master planning designs and current architects involved include Elkus Manfredi of Boston and Woodley Architectural Group of Santa Ana.

MVE Architects is designing the 306-unit Circa 37 apartment complex within Civita.

Shea Homes, which is currently acting as the onsite general contractor, is also building two neighborhoods, the 73-unit Skyloft and 127-unit Social Garden. Initial estimates has models opening by fall 2011.

Affordable housing is also planned, as is senior housing.

According to Sudberry, infrastructure costs will be in the $150-million range, which includes about $50 million in off-site improvements.