AVA Pacific Beach

Creating a Better Way to Live

Located at 3883 Ingraham Street in the Crown Point neighborhood, AVA Pacific Beach is a modern rental home community comprised of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units. AvalonBay, the owner and operator of the community, is proposing to build additional rental homes at this location on underutilized land to help the San Diego area meet its housing needs.

Recognizing Challenges, and Providing Solutions

San Diego is in a housing crisis: the demand for housing exceeds supply, and land for building new housing is scarce. The State of California and the City of San Diego are prioritizing the creation of new housing placed close to jobs, transit, and alternative mobility options.

Consistent with this priority, AvalonBay recognizes AVA Pacific Beach as an ideal location and is committed to doing its part by building more homes on its underutilized land with sustainable building and tailored to the community.

Map of the proposed project

The proposal is designed to achieve the following:

  • Build a mix of housing that can accommodate a range of needs and affordability
  • Match the scale and height of the existing buildings, all consistent with the height limitations in the area
  • Repurpose underutilized land on the property
  • Add appropriate levels of parking to meet current and future resident demand that will be hidden from view
  • Support sustainable development initiatives in alignment with the city's Climate Action Plan, PB Pathways Phase 2 and the Eco District Checklist
  • Activate the green space along Jewell Street as a linear park accessible to the entire community
  • Ensure the new homes improve the community character by eliminating surface parking facing the community and adding street facing, well designed rental homes


The propsed redevelopment is an opportunity to update the design and amenities of our entire complex, bringing a fresh look to the neighborhood. (All images are conceptual and illustratitive).

Specifications And Site Plan

Following are proposed specifications and site plan, all of which are subject to change based upon ongoing discussions and input from the City, the community and other stakeholders.

Project Component Existing Conditions Proposed Updates
Buildings Twelve (12) 3-story buildings Add three (3) 2-to-3-story buildings
Housing units 564 units (studios, 1-BR, 2-BR) Add 134 units (1-BR, 2-BR)
Parking 738 spaces Add 27 spaces
Parking utilization 74% 92% (estimated)
Proposed Site Plan

Project Approval
Requirements And Timeline

AvalonBay Communities must secure specific approval requirements for the proposed project as determined by the City of San Diego. The proposed timeline is estimated and subject to change.

Project Approval Requirements
Community Plan Amendment (CPA)
Coastal Development Permit
Public Utilities Easements Vacations
Anticipated Timeline (estimated)
CPA Initiation by Planning Commission mid-January 2022
Project submittal early March 2022
Final City staff review early 2023
Planning Commission recommendation Spring 2023
City Council approval late Spring 2023

Get Involved
Stay Informed

Avalon Bay is committed to community input and being a good neighbor, so we encourage your participation in this process. Learn more about the project from this recording of our Informational Webinar (1/11/22).

Informational Webinar

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