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Millenia at Eastern Urban Center, Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA

Millenia at East Urban Center (Otay Ranch, CA)

More than 200 elected officials, civic and business leaders from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border came together this week to learn of the plans for The Corky McMillin Companies’ new town, designed to be the epicenter of the sprawling Otay Ranch community.

Chula Vista Mayor Cox, along with Scott McMillin, chairman of The Corky McMillin Companies, took turns addressing the enthusiastic crowd before dramatically unveiling the name Millenia.
Millenia is a 210-acre mixed-use community described by McMillin as a “smart, energy-efficient, pedestrian-oriented, well-planned community that fundamentally changes how neighborhoods are created and thrive.”
A hybrid of suburban and urban neighborhoods, Millenia will be the urban center of the award-winning 23,000-acre Otay Ranch community. It will include more than 3.4 million square feet of commercial space (office, civic and retail) and about 3,000 homes. The San Diego Association of Governments designated Millenia a Smart Growth Urban Center. Attention to practical, livable details throughout Millenia is unmistakable.
“We envisioned a dynamic and energetic community, that is safe and secure, accessible and optimistic,” explained Todd Galarneau, McMillin’s project manager. “Millenia will have a strong employment and civic component, and a variety of housing types in a series of compact, walkable districts.”
“What’s great,” exclaimed Galarneau, “is that the entire community is woven together with parks, plazas, town squares, biking and walking paths that offer recreation, relaxation and socializing.”
Not only is foot travel enjoyable and convenient, but transit is too, by virtue of Millenia’s central location. Adjacent to the state Route 125 and on a planned express transit route, Millenia will link downtown San Diego with the international border.
“Millenia is a regional center as much as it is a neighborhood. It’s a new way of building community,” Galarneau added.
Millenia is pioneering the integration of LEED standards and goals at a neighborhood design level, one that is less dependent on cars and more people friendly. One simple example: making walking easy and fun will get people out of their cars for community trips. It’s so innovative, in fact, that the design is part of a national research project by the National Energy Research Center’s Center for Sustainable Communities, the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission.
For additional information, visit http://www.milleniasd.com.
SOURCE The Corky McMillin Companies
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