New Downtown Project Underway
This summer, visitors to the historic downtown area will notice fencing around the empty three-acre lot at the corner of Vista Village Drive and S. Santa Fe Avenue. A five-story mixture of shops and high end apartments approved by the Planning Commission in 2016 will be under construction in the late fall. Visitors who previously parked in the space now have access to the City’s new, free public parking lot located on Citrus Avenue.
Over the past couple of years, downtown Vista has enjoyed a renaissance with new craft breweries and popular restaurants drawing customers to the district. The 126 new residential units and 14,500 square feet of commercial space will continue the growth and bring more foot traffic to the restaurants and shops.
This project coincides with the beginning of the second phase of the Paseo Santa Fe Streetscape Improvement project scheduled to being later in the year. The first phase, completed in early 2016, transformed a blighted stretch of downtown S. Santa Fe Avenue into an attractive, pedestrian-friendly destination.
For more information on development projects in progress, go to the City's Development Projects webpage.
Contact: Community Development Department: 760.639.6100