A number of readers have asked us, ‘what’s going on at the corner of Voltaire and Catalina?’ Certainly many have seen the construction.
What’s going on at that busy intersection is a three-story “mixed-used” development that will include 8 townhomes, one flat, and one commercial space that has nearly 2130 square feet.
Locals will recall that the corner used to have a Chevron gas station up until 1996. And the site has remained vacant ever since. Then on February 21st of this year, the Peninsula planning board voted unanimously 8 zip to approve the project.
The owner applicants included the Holt Family Trust, the Barnes Family Trust, Russell C Murfey and Scott B Murfey.
The project sits on nearly a third of an acre at 4175 Voltaire Street and is within the Peninsula Community Planning area, in a CC 3-5 Zone. The community plan designates the site as “Neighborhood Commercial”, and “mixed-use development” is considered the good thing to do, and has been a mainstay in San Diego’s planning trends for years.
This development up to 3 stories will include 2 or 3 bedroom condos with attached 2-car garages. The flat will be on the second floor with 2 bedrooms and have surface parking in the alley. The commercial condo unit at 2128 square feet will be located along Voltaire.