June 5, 2019 – Sudberry Properties has commenced construction on the 409,500-square-foot Otay River Business Park, a mixed-use industrial development on 50 acres less than a mile east of Interstate 5. The undeveloped site is bordered on the west by Broadway, on the north by Main Street, on the east by Fourth Avenue and on the south by the Otay Valley Regional Park.
Colton Sudberry, president of Sudberry Properties, which has developed approximately 12.6 million square feet of commercial and residential property with a market value exceeding $2.5 billion, said the multi-phase project will consist of seven industrial buildings ranging from 40,000 to 67,500 square feet and about 5,000 square feet of retail services, including a car wash and 7-Eleven®.
The business park, which lies on the site of a former strawberry field and concrete plant, will be developed in phases over the next few years. First, the industrial and commercial areas will be developed; then the 13.9-acre City of Chula Vista public park. Approximately 6 acres is planned to be left as open space.
The development team includes SCA Architecture of San Diego, Lightfoot Planning Group of Carlsbad, and Ridge Landscape Architects (RLA) of Irvine. Sitework and grading are underway by Southland Paving, Inc. Sudberry Properties is in the process of selecting the general contractor.
“The project will give tenants superior flex industrial space within a beautifully landscaped environment with restaurants, services and shopping within walking distance. Available spaces range from 1,200 square feet to multi-building campuses of more than 300,000 square feet. Both dock-high and grade-level doors are available to meet all loading requirements,” he said.
“The Otay River Business Park is ideally located to meet the needs of light industrial and warehouse tenants, companies with cross-border business, start-ups and R&D facilities,” said Sudberry. He noted that Chula Vista’s large educated workforce would rather be working in the proximity than battling the notorious I-805 traffic.
During the Chula Vista City Council meeting last year, the Otay River Business Park was heralded
as the largest project in western Chula Vista, after the city’s Bayfront redevelopment projects. Chula Vista Senior Planer Miguel Tapia said that the business park will bring dozens of companies and significant revenue to the city.
Sudberry Properties will own and operate the Otay River Business Park. Michael Mossmer of Voit Real Estate Services is providing brokerage services.