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Hines’ $3B Riverwalk San Diego Receives Unanimous City Council Approval

Houston-based Hines received unanimous San Diego City Council approval on its $3-billion Riverwalk San Diego development. The project will transform the existing Riverwalk Golf Club in western Mission Valley into a 200-acre, live-work-play transit-oriented neighborhood.

Riverwalk will feature 4,300 homes, 152,000-square-feet of neighborhood-serving retail and one million-square-feet of office space. The project is expected to break ground in Q2 2021.

Hines’ Eric Hepfer says, “Riverwalk is an opportunity to provide something really special for San Diego. Our vision from the beginning was to create a village where people would have the option of living a car-free lifestyle.”

A new San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Green-Line trolley stop and town square will anchor the project. Bike and walking paths will skirt and traverse Riverwalk. Nearly 100 acres of the village will be dedicated to open space and a regional park, and a stretch of the San Diego River that runs through Riverwalk will be restored.

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