Civita and Purl Honored at the San Diego Building Industry Association’s Spotlight Honors

Civita, the 230-acre, urban-infill village in Mission Valley, was acclaimed the “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” at the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA) Spotlight Honors on Saturday. 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 neighborhoods have won more than 60 local, regional and national honors, including the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Comprehensive Land Use Planning (GEELA), the highest environmental honor in the state.


Purl at Civita, the community’s latest apartment neighborhood, was honored

in a total of five categories for multi-family communities: Best Architectural Design, Best Landscape Design, Best Leasing Team, Best Sales or Leasing Environment and Best Community Amenity. Sudberry Properties also picked up top honors for Civita in two categories: Best Community Amenity Feature and Best Advertising/Marketing Campaign.


Purl is Sudberry Properties’ first mixed-use development in Civita. It features 434 luxury apartments within two midrise podium-style buildings, extensive amenities, and 18,000 square feet of street-level retail space. The leasing center is located at 7901 Civita Blvd. in Mission Valley.