The Green Building

13th + J

403 13th St
San Diego, CA 92101

  • 4,500 sf building on 5,000 sf of land
  • 100% occupied to various tenants
  • Development rights of up to 30,000 sf
  • 3 blocks from Petco Park and 1 block from potential Chargers Stadium/Convention Center expansion

CH founder Douglas Hamm acquired the rights to purchase this property in 2011. At the time the building had been vacant for nearly 2 years and was completely infested with about 1,000 pigeons that called this place home. It was formerly a produce warehouse and there was so much pigeon sh*t on top of the old walk in coolers that they completely collapsed. Needless to say it was disgusting. On top of that, the building was painted a bright green and had graffiti all over it so it wasn’t getting a whole lot traction with anyone. What people didn’t realize though was that the structure had very solid bones as it had a 100% steel structure in place on top of a concrete slab. Immediately after the first walk thru a deal was made and after a single weekend of demo and clean-up, the property looked completely different with all the potential in the world. After 3 years of using the property as the headquarters for CH sister company UrbanCalifornia and subleasing the remainder to various tenants, CH exercised its option to purchase the property in 2015 with plans for an adaptive reuse or ground up development in the near future.

Project Status: Currently the property is 100% occupied with short term leases but near term plans call for either an adaptive reuse project or larger scale mixed-use development project.