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The Golden Triangle In 2019 and What's to Come Through 2021

It’s no secret that the University City and La Jolla neighborhoods are currently experiencing a tremendous period of growth, and this transformation is moving the community forward, full-steam ahead. With so many big and small improvements, it is exciting to look back to see the progress that has been made. That’s why we put together a recap video of all the 2018 projects – the community is bustling, and good headway is being made. As we look onward to this year, we are confident that this momentum will continue.

Where are we now?

We’re eager to share the latest updates on some of the major projects that will provide new community amenities and transportation options in your neighborhood. 

The Westfield Residential Tower and the Center for Novel Therapeutics are expected to be completed in 2019. The Westfield Tower, a 23-story building with 300 apartments, will provide residents easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, health and fitness, and workspaces. The Center for Novel Therapeutics, an extension of the University of California at San Diego, will be a state-of-the-art research center that will foster collaboration with scientists and clinical researchers in order to provide more innovative treatments for patients. 

The Gilman Bridge is newly complete! The bridge provides a vital link between the east and west campuses of UC San Diego, spanning Interstate 5 to connect Medical Center Drive and Gilman Drive. 

Major infrastructure developments like the Mid-Coast Trolley are well underway. Upon completion, the trolley will extend the current Blue Line north to UC San Diego and UTC, greatly improving transportation options within San Diego and accommodating traffic demands in the burgeoning University City area. Visit for the latest construction updates, station designs, and a map of the trolley route. 

Each of these projects adds its own enterprising element to this already-vibrant community of residents and businesses, and our team is here to help you navigate this exciting time every step of the way!

Sneak Peek: A Preview of What’s to Come in 2019

Construction on the La Jolla Colony Trolley Underpass is planned to begin in March 2019, to provide the Mid-Coast Trolley with a direct line from Old Town Center to the University City Communities. 

The Torrey Pines Golf Course South Course remodel is slated to begin this Spring. Upon its completion, San Diego visitors, residents, and players alike will enjoy a new irrigation system, improved bunker infrastructure, turf improvements, and more. Two holes will be closed at a time during construction, providing course enhancements that promise to improve shot values. 

Fire Station 50is currently in the design and permit phase and its construction is slated to begin in early summer 2019. Redevelopment of the Costa Verde Center is anticipated to begin in late 2019, and Pure Water’s Phase 1 will be starting in North County this October. By 2035, Pure Water’s facilities will produce 83 million gallons of water per day — accounting for one-third of San Diego’s future water needs. 

Shift is here to help!

Whether commuting across town, finding the best transportation route, or interested in learning more about projects surrounding your neighborhood, Shift is here to help you pave your waythrough this exciting period of development! Get connected with us! Check out our blog at, or learn more about these projects and stay up-to-date with the latest timely construction schedules by following @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter. 

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Join us as we look forward with what’s on the horizon for this year!

The Shift Team