The office space in University City used for scientific research and development continues to go up in size. Investment money has changed the university area's development mix and raised the square feet of key additions to the business community above old limits the city council has eased up on.
Another key set of additions to the Executive Way block on 7 acres at 4775 and 4785, called the BioMed Innovation Center, was made possible this week by a change in the density limit from 20,000 square feet an acre to above 35,000 square feet an acre. The change was made by councilmembers at their Tuesday, January 29th, meeting.
The development density the councilmembers approved is close to the density used to build the much larger La Jolla Center II, at three times the size, that anchors the research and development blocks on Executive Drive.
An amendment to the City of San Diego's General Plan was needed to add a higher density limit for University City development.
This is a Center Line Policy Alert.