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Port of San Diego, Terramar Retail Centers, and Heritage Architecture & Planning
San Diego's Old Police Headquarters opened to fanfare in 1939, a crowning achievement of the Works Progress Administration in architecture and operational design. After the police department vacated the building in 1987, demolition threats loomed. The headquarters was listed on the National Register of Historic Places through the work of activists, yet the building sat for 10 more years still. At last, the property owner and a developer struck a deal and today, through adaptive reuse and renovation, the transformation of this formerly grim complex is complete as a retail and dining destination. Visitors will be impressed with the details that the preservation architects were able to retain even with the push and pull of the needs of the developer, and individual businesses, while maintaining the Secretary of the Interior's standards. SOHO could not be more pleased to be awarding the return of this architectural gem to the people of San Diego as a shining example of adaptive reuse.
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