Downtown San Diego

Cortez Hill

Buildings

Aloft


 
  • Address: 889 Date Street
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Stories: 5
  • Units: 168
  • Residences: 1–2 Bedroom Lofts
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $400–550 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, Pool, BBQ, Outdoor Terrace with Cabanas and Fire Pit, Courtyard with Bamboo Garden, Concierge, Security, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Oliver McMillan
  • Architect: Studio E Design / Benson & Bohl
  • Notes: Most Aloft units offer open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, and large balconies.

Aria


 
  • Address: 1441 9th Avenue
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Stories: 24
  • Units: 137
  • Residences: 1–3 Bedroom Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $700–800 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, Lap Pool, BBQ, Security, Entertainment Room with Kitchen, Pool Table, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Anka Development
  • Architect: Perkins & Company
  • Interior Designer: Mitchell Freedland
  • Notes: Alta and Aria were developed by the same company; they share some similar design elements and finishes.

Beech Tower


 
  • Address: 1514 7th Avenue
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Stories: 9
  • Units: 54
  • Residences: Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $300 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, Pool, Guest Suite, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: The Hall Partners
  • Notes: Please inquire.

CityMark


 
  • Address: 1527–1537 9th Avenue & 1516–1548 10th Avenue
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Stories: 2
  • Units: 16
  • Residences: 2–3 Bedroom Townhomes
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $300 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: N/A
  • Developer: CityMark Development
  • Builder: Comfort Construction
  • Architect: McKinley Associates
  • Notes: Units have private backyards, rooftop patio decks, and garages.

Cortez Blu


 
  • Address: 801 Ash Street
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Stories: 20
  • Units: 67
  • Residences: 1–2 Bedroom Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $525–800 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Bike Storage
  • Developer: K. Hovnanian of California / Hovnanian Enterprises
  • Architect: Martinez + Cutri
  • Notes: Please inquire.

Discovery


 
  • Address: 850 Beech Street
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Stories: 22
  • Units: 201
  • Residences: 1–2 Bedroom Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $700–900 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Storage, Gym, Spa, Lap Pool, BBQ, Concierge, Security, Entertainment Room, Business Center, Bike Storage, and others.
  • Developer: Bosa Development
  • Architect: Perkins & Company
  • Notes: Please inquire.

El Cortez


 
  • Address: 702 Ash Street
  • Year Built: 1927 (conversion in 2004)
  • Stories: 16
  • Units: 85
  • Residences: 1–2 Bedroom Condos & Lofts
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $700–1300 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, Pool, BBQ, Security, Valet Service, Community Deck, Parking Garage, and others.
  • Developer: Peter Janopaul & Anthony Block – “The J Peter Block Companies” (2004)
  • Architect: Albert R. Walker & Percy Eisen
  • Notes: Originally built and operated as a hotel from 1927 through the 1970’s. With its Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture, it’s a long-standing landmark in downtown San Diego. Unit owners qualify for property tax reduction under California’s Mills Act.

Park at 10th


 
  • Address: 1640 10th Avenue
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Stories: 4
  • Units: 32
  • Residences: Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $450 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Spa, BBQ, Garage Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Park Place Hills LP
  • Notes: Located along the Tweet Street Park. Large open floor plans are the norm.

Park View


 
  • Address: 1635 7th Avenue & 1650 8th Avenue
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Stories: 3
  • Units: 54
  • Residences: Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $325 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, BBQ, Rooftop Deck, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Park View LTP
  • Notes: Please inquire.

Solara Lofts


 
  • Address: 1551 4th Avenue
  • Year Built: 1982 (conversion in 2007)
  • Stories: 8
  • Units: 77
  • Residences: Lofts
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $600–650 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Storage, Gym, “Club Solara” Spa, Locker Rooms with Showers and Saunas (Men’s & Women’s), Racquetball Court, Underground Parking, Guest Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Skandia / Solara Phase II Developers LLC
  • Builder: Skandia
  • Architect: RJC Architects
  • Notes: Wood floors are standard in all units. All units except studios have two side by side parking spaces.

Soleil Court


 
  • Address: 1539–1557 9th Ave
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Stories: 3
  • Units: 8
  • Residences: 2–3 Bedroom Townhomes
  • HOA Fees: N/A
  • Amenities/Services: N/A
  • Developer: Soleil Court 9th Avenue LLC
  • Builder: Michael Mihos Construction Inc.
  • Architect: James Kelley-Markham (Soleil) / Marsha Sewell (Millenium)
  • Notes: Units have private garages.

Symphony Terrace


 
  • Address: 1333 8th Avenue
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Stories: 9
  • Units: 56
  • Residences: 1–3 Bedroom Condos
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $440–600 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Gym, Spa, Pool, BBQ, Sun Deck, Guest Suites, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Cortez Villas
  • Notes: Please inquire.

The Mills


 
  • Address: 1645 6th Avenue & 1642 7th Avenue
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Stories: 5
  • Units: 133
  • Residences: Studios, 1–3 Bedroom Condos, and Lofts.
  • HOA Fees: Approx. $400–500 Monthly
  • Amenities/Services: Storage, Gym, BBQ, Security, Community Center with Kitchen, Pool Table, Conference Room, Underground Parking, and others.
  • Developer: Skandia Real Estate Group
  • Architect: M.W. Steele Group
  • Notes: The historic Henry E. Mills house at 7th & Cedar — designed by architect Irving Gill in 1901 — has been renovated and included into the complex as the community center.

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