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Chollas Heights Housing Project

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San Diego, California

The Naval Radio Transmitting Facility in San Diego was constructed in 1919.  Heritage Architecture & Planning prepared a Feasibility Study for the adaptive reuse of the Transmitter Facility buildings including Building No.1, the Transmitter Building, and the Commander’s House.  The study outlined the major issues involved in the rehabilitation of the buildings, identified necessary steps to complete the project, and prepared a program to meet these ends.  Included in the program were designs for the reuse of the facilities and the review of the estimated cost for the historic rehabilitation.

Construction Documents were prepared for the Transmitter Building to include a Housing Office along with a Community and Recreation Center.  The rehabilitation included structural modifications, seismic upgrades, removal of non-historic additions, fire and building code upgrades, and the architectural restoration of key design elements.

Heritage was involved in the discussion and review of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the facility with the Department of the Navy, the California State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.