Civita, the 230-acre, urban-infill village in Mission Valley, was acclaimed the “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” at the 2019 San Diego Building Industry Association Icon Awards recently. Civita, which welcomed its first residents in 2013, is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a vibrant community where residences, village retailers and businesses are interspersed with parklands, open space, pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways.
Developed by Sudberry Properties in partnership with the Grant family, which mined the property since the early 20th century, Civita has become a national example of sustainability, walkability and sophisticated architectural design. Civita and its residential neighborhoods have won approximately 50 local, regional and national honors, including the 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Comprehensive Land Use Planning (GEELA), the highest environmental honor in the state.
The Civita Recreation Center, sprawling 2.5-acre resort-style rec center with lagoon pool and lap pool, an expansive fitness center and several multi-use areas, was honored as the “Best Community Amenity” by the Icon Awards. The center was designed by Bassenian Lagoni Architects and Lifescapes International.
Sudberry Properties’ Civita was also honored for the “Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign,” an award it has earned several times.