Joe and Vi Jacobs Community Center
San Diego, CA

The Joe and Vi Jacobs Community Center recently completed at Market Creek Plaza serves as a focal point for community activities. At 3 stories and 75,000 SF, the multi-purpose community center is a welcoming venue for public gatherings in the large indoor assembly area or outdoor plaza. Breakout rooms are provided for more intimate meetings. A full service commercial kitchen supports the assembly areas and also acts as a training kitchen. Various lease spaces strengthen the retail element of Market Creek Plaza, and the Jacobs Center offices are located on the third floor.

This project symbolizes the spirit and vision of the Chollas View neighborhood by continuing the success of the Market Creek Plaza commercial and retail development on adjacent parcels. The unique planning and funding mechanisms required that the community and its many stakeholders were intimately involved in the design and development process. The design team worked hand-in-hand over many months with community groups, the Jacobs Foundation and the Construction Manager to foster collaborative decision making and achieve a true sense of ownership from all parties involved.