Pacific Gate: Downtown San Diego’s First Ultra-Luxury Condominium In A Decade
Pacific Gate, downtown San Diego’s first ultra-luxury condominium in a decade hit the market at exactly the right time. The 41-story waterfront glass tower has changed San Diego’s skyline with edgy contemporary architecture usually found in Hong Kong or Miami. Residences range from approximately 1,276 to 2,450 square feet. Priced from $1.1 million to over $2.8 million, 70% of the 215 residences, are sold. Some residents began moving in last month.
Pacific Gate’s location on Broadway and Pacific, where the waterfront merges with downtown is booming. New restaurants, hotels, leisure destinations, retailers and open spaces are rapidly changing the area. Pacific Gate is attracting buyers choosing the urban ultra-luxury lifestyle long-time San Diego developer Nat Bosa delivers in first-class style.
Bosa of Bosa Development has over 40 years of experience developing residential and commercial projects both in the United States and Canada. Bosa, began as a construction worker. Today he is one of San Diego’s leading developers as well as in Vancouver and Calgary.
Bosa purchased the land under Pacific Gate 15 years ago. “We banked the land during the recession and then really thought about what type of development to build there,” explains Bosa who was inducted into the Urban Land Institute Hall of Fame in 2016. “We decided to go with luxury because nothing had been done previously to this level. Since most of the recent building has been high-end residential rentals, we decided luxury condominiums were right for us and today’s market,” Bosa adds.
The level of amenities at Pacific Gate are new to San Diego. For starters, all residents have exclusive access to the Pacific Dream, a 45-foot yacht for a nominal fee. To cruise the bay, Pacific Gate owners simply reserve their time and invite guests. The details are taken care of from captain and crew to catering. “We are so excited about taking out the boat. We have it reserved for an evening cruise with friends to listen to a concert on shore,” said Eve Hyatt who with her husband bought at Pacific Gate pre-construction and recently moved in.
Of course, there are concierge and porter services, in addition to 24-hour front desk attendants, residents’ lounge with full kitchen, screening room for owners’ private movie viewings, a conference/meeting room, business center, residents’ guest suite, fitness center, steam/sauna rooms, a pool terrace with poolside cabanas and an outdoor pet retreat area. Listen to Hyatt; “we have been surprised at how super luxury the building truly is. The porter services are like living in a five-star hotel yet better because you get to know each person.”
In addition to residential, there is 15,000 square-feet of ground floor retail space at Pacific Gate. One of San Diego’s hottest restaurant groups, Puffer Malarkey Restaurants will anchor the space with its latest offering, Animae. “We chose Pacific Gate because we felt the building would be the perfect space to showcase our high-end Asian-inspired steakhouse. The building design complemented the deco elements we have planned for Animae,” notes Chris Puffer, Partner, Puffer Malarkey Restaurants.
With architecture by Kohn Pedersen Fox, in collaboration with Chris Dikeakos Architects and interiors by Hirsch Bedner Associates, Pacific Gate raises San Diego’s standards for luxury condominium living going forward.