ENCINITAS — About 100 area residents, business owners and politicians were on hand for a Jan. 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Pacific Station, a $40 million mixed-use development at 687 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.
The project was more than five years in the making, including two years of construction. About 90 percent of the commercial space is under contract and more than half of the office space is leased, according to John DeWald of Cardiff-based DeWald & Associates, lead developer for Pacific Station.
The development also features underground parking spaces and 47 residential units, including two-story townhomes and lofts and single-story flats ranging from approximately 600 to 2,400 square feet priced between $300,000 and $700,000.
Whole Foods Market, the anchor tenant, is scheduled to open in late June or early July, store representatives said. Clothing stores and restaurants are also scheduled to open soon.
DeWald said he was pleased with the end result but admitted it wasn’t always easy.
“Encinitas is a tough town because everyone wants things done right,” he said.
Mayor Jim Bond called Pacific Station “a fantastic addition to the city.”
Encinitas resident Laurie Michaels said she was “in awe of the whole thing.”
“Where once there was nothing, now there is life,” she said.