The UC San Diego is preparing to begin construction on its Theatre District Living and Learning Neighborhood on Jan. 4, reports La Jolla Light, citing a notice from the office of Eric Smith, associate vice chancellor of capital program management.
The project would include five buildings ranging in height from 9 to 21 stories to provide approximately 2,000 new beds for undergraduate students, residential life and administration offices for a new college, general assignment classrooms, a 480-seat auditorium, meeting space, restaurants and retail space for around 900,000 gross sq. ft. total.
The 11.8-acre site is located at the southwestern edge of the La Jolla West Campus. Public realm improvements would include: an enhanced campus entry at the Revelle College Drive intersection; partial realignment of Scholars Drive South; a valet/drop-off zone for the adjacent Theatre District; a transit hub for campus shuttles and public transit buses; an extension of Ridge Walk to the southern campus boundary; and recreation/outdoor wellness spaces located strategically throughout the site.
Currently, the proposed site provides 840 surface parking spaces in two lots that are bisected by Scholars Drive. The proposed project would include replacement parking in a below-grade configuration for approximately 1,200 cars.
The project’s contractor is Kitchell.