What’s Going On at Voltaire and San Clemente in Point Loma?

by on July 15, 2022 · 9 comments

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Thanks to the Point Loma Association newsletter, we have some nifty photos to show about what’s going on at Voltaire and San Clemente, along with a message from the builder.

Here are details from the builder.

Activity on the northwestern corner of Voltaire & San Clemente Streets is construction on an approved mixed-use development which will consist of seventeen 1,375-1,662 SQ FT residential, for-sale homes with 45 onsite parking spaces and one retail storefront opportunity facing Voltaire.

This project, Cabri, comes to you from CityMark, the San Diego-based team behind many of the residential buildings in Little Italy and the iconic development of Ballpark Village in Downtown San Diego.

Referencing a long-standing San Diego icon while maintaining a modern edge, the name Cabri is inspired by the Cabrillo National Monument. Just as the word ‘Cabri’ is a fresh interpretation of the name of the monument, this community will prove to be an exciting addition to the emerging commercial district on Voltaire Street.

The CityMark team is made of San Diego natives, which include Point Loma residents.

Respecting the integrity of our neighborhoods while thoughtfully bringing forward modern builds and innovative design is a core focus of CityMark’s efforts.

For specific questions about Cabri, click here.

What the corner used to look like, not too long ago.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

GML July 15, 2022 at 5:21 pm

While I know not all of the 45 parking spots will be for the residents, that actually seems good for 17 overall units.


Gary Huber July 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm

I remember when the House of Hui used to be there.


Paul Webb July 16, 2022 at 4:29 am

“Emerging commercial district?” What emerging commercial district?

The approved commercial spaces at Nimitz Crossing have all been converted to “interim” residential loft spaces. They were completed all at the same time, despite the developer’s stated commitment to do them in phases to allow additional time to find commercial tenants. The commercial spaces on the ground floor at Upper Voltaire remain vacant, and have been so for several years now. My guess is that they will go the way of Nimitz Crossing and become “interim” residential units.

I applaud the successful businesses on Voltaire, particularly Cesarina and Pop Pie shop. They are certainly an asset to the community, and I look forward to Cesarina’s expansion across the street. That said, I fear that the walkable commercial district that some envisioned for Voltaire may never fully come to pass.


Frank Gormlie July 16, 2022 at 11:45 am

Here’s the OB Rag February report on the project by Geoff Page:


Vern July 16, 2022 at 12:29 pm

Good to see some affordable housing being built.

(this is affordable housing, isn’t it?)


Paul Webb July 17, 2022 at 11:40 am


You’re joking, right?


Vern July 18, 2022 at 8:45 am

Yes, Paul.


Jess of Voltaire July 17, 2022 at 8:11 am

45 parking spots??? Crazy waste


John Buckley September 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm

In the late 50’s to 1960, we lived near Voltaire Street.
We walked to the Grocery store for ice cream and Mom shopped there at times.
I think the name of the store was “The Voltaire Street Market”?
Looks like that’s (long gone).
We lived in the Navy ~ Housing [Worden Housing] for seven years.

We miss Point Loma.


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