SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Civita, the sustainable, transit-oriented village in Mission Valley, will celebrate the grand opening of its first single-family detached neighborhood Altana by TRI Pointe Homes on August 10.

Altana is a neighborhood of 45 two- and three-story homes offering sweeping views of Mission Valley and Civita’s proposed central park.  To take advantage of this prominent location, TRI Pointe Homes has incorporated expansive roof decks, private courtyards, and open plans that epitomize the Southern California lifestyle.  Even its name plays homage to outdoor living:  Altana is an Italian word meaning loggia or roof terrace, an architectural element originally found in the city of Venice during the Renaissance.

Featuring mid-century modernist architecture designed by JZMK Partners of Costa Mesa, Altana will range from approximately 1,668 to 2,180 square feet and offer three bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths with a loft, bonus room or optional fourth bedroom in select plans.  Prices are anticipated to start in the high $600,000s.

Kitchen conveniences include Kitchen Aid® stainless steel appliances, Kohler® fixtures, granite countertops with six-inch backsplash, and contemporary white Thermofoil® cabinetry.

In keeping with Civita’s strict standards for technological innovation and green living, Altana will incorporate solar systems, dual-pane windows, water-efficient fixtures, a tankless water heater and a host of other sustainable amenities.  For owners with electric cars, there are optional electric vehicle charging stations.

The homes will also have advanced cable with RG6 and CAT5e cables for high-speed computer, cable TV and telephone connections.

In addition to Altana, Civita features a variety of other residential options for purchase or rent.  Shea Homes is currently offering eight different floorplans at Origen, a neighborhood honored last month with a Gold Nugget Grand Award, as the nation’s top project in the attached home category.

Designed by Woodley Architectural Group, Origen offers three- and four-story loft-style town homes in two distinct new neighborhoods — Origen socialGarden, priced from the low $500,000s, and Origen skyLoft, priced from the mid $500,000s.  Origen homes range from 1,452 to 2,050 square feet.

Circa 37 is a 306-unit, non-smoking apartment neighborhood with extensive recreational facility and luxury surroundings.

Sudberry Properties, the developer of Circa 37 and the master developer of Civita, is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a sustainable, urban village in a garden setting that features nearly 60 acres of parks and open space.  The extensive park plan has received approval from the communities of Mission Valley and Serra Mesa and is on schedule for final approval later this year.

The park has been designed with urban-style gathering places, open picnic areas, children’s play areas, urban gardens, nature gardens, jogging and walking trails and meditative nooks.  Civita Creek, a naturalistic streambed that functions as a bioswale, will traverse the site and treat rainwater runoff.

Highlights include:  trails that mimic San Diego’s natural canyon topography, old mining relics that merges art, mechanics and play, and climbing walls.

Long-range plans for the 230-acre property call for 4,780 residential homes and apartments, approximately 480,000 square feet for a lifestyle retail center and 420,000 square feet for an office/business campus over the next 10-15 years.

Civita has earned national recognition for its sustainability, smart growth, and environmental leadership. It has also developed innovative partnerships with San Diego Gas & Electric, AT&T and Car2Go. 

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