G Lofts West, an 180,000-square-foot mixed-use development in San Diego's East Village, lives large on a budget. A mix of 142 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units emphasize affordability and efficiency. High ceilings and generous industrial windows coax sunlight deep into the lofty units; 17 street- and courtyard-facing lofts feature mezzanines.
In a nod to the District's historic warehouses, the development features simple massing and tough materials—concrete masonry and metal siding—which also define 8,700 square feet of high-bay retail lease spaces facing G Street. Besides its "hip" downtown address, the development’s amenities include a landscaped courtyard with barbeque area and fire pit, a fitness room, laundry hook-ups in each unit, and private underground parking.