San Diego City Council Approves $1.4B Transformation of Tailgate Park Outside Padres Stadium

East Village Quarter will feature nearly 1.4 million square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 236,000 square feet of open space and 1,600 parking spaces.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council has unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Padres Development Team to negotiate terms for the previously announced acquisition and redevelopment of Tailgate Park into East Village Quarter. The site is located outside Petco Park, which Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres call home.

The Padres Development Team, including the San Diego Padres, Tishman Speyer and Ascendant Capital Partners, was selected during a public request for proposals process.

The development team’s vision for East Village Quarter includes residential space, 50,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail, 236,000 square feet of public spaces, 1.4 million square feet of office space targeted to technology and biotechnology companies, and 1,600 parking spaces. According to media reports, the development will cost $1.4 billion.

“We are excited to take another step forward to revitalize Tailgate Park and further transform the Ballpark District and downtown San Diego,” says Erik Greupner, president of business operations for the San Diego Padres. “We look forward to finalizing a deal with the City of San Diego that will result in the creation of a vibrant, inclusive, mixed-use district in East Village.”

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