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Company News 03.31.09

 

SAN DIEGO – With finishing touches attentively underway on the new Aquatera apartment community in Mission Valley, San Diegans in the market to rent now have an exciting, first-ever option to live in a stylish urban setting that combines edgy and lavish amenities along with numerous eco-friendly features. The result is a one-of-a-kind place to live in San Diego and a new standard for this type of development.

The concept for the 254-unit Aquatera community at 5777 Mission Center Rd. was created by H.G. Fenton Company to provide residents with virtually every amenity they could want, right at home. Aquatera’s focal point is a two-story, 10,300-square-foot clubhouse that overlooks the spectacular 25-meter, salt-water pool and surrounding deck area complete with separate elevated spa, cabanas, towel-service, fire pit with conversation area, barbecue islands and refreshing water features.

In keeping with its commitment to develop responsibly, the company went even further – incorporating a plethora of water- and energy-saving features that conserve resources, enhance the livability of the project and help save residents money on their utility costs. The project’s location near key shopping, dining and employment centers and less than a mile from the Trolley adds to its urban appeal and convenience.

“Through a series of focus groups, we asked San Diego renters what they would want in a community designed specifically to their needs,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of H.G. Fenton Company. “We listened to what they said and then challenged our entire development team to create a community that would include the lifestyle features and hip ambience residents are wishing for along with conservation and responsible development practices. The result is an edgy new community where residents can literally immerse themselves in luxury.”

The Aquatera clubhouse is a place for residents to unwind, connect with friends or workout.  Features include a sports club with state-of-the-art weight and cardio stations, free weights and personal television monitors.  The club room offers three flat screen TVs for use with provided Nintendo® Wii and Sony® Playstations and a pool table. Other features include a cyber café, beverage bar, professional chef’s kitchen and adjoining entertainment area, and relaxing deck areas.

The meticulously-designed one, two or three bedroom Aquatera floor plans range from 729 square feet to 1,394 square feet and feature appointments typically found in luxury penthouses. Granite countertops, hardwood cherry cabinets, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, decorative niches and track lighting are included in every plan. Laundries with full-size, front-loading washer-dryers, ceramic tile entry ways, 9-foot ceilings, private patios or balconies, and central air conditioning are all also included.  Most homes include a private single car garage, some plans with direct access.  All residences are pre-wired for high speed internet connection and every home includes an intrusion alarm.

Aquatera residents who drive electric vehicles will enjoy the convenience of an electric vehicle charging station right on sight. A 216 kilowatt Photovoltaic solar energy system supplies 90 percent of the electricity for all common areas and amenities. Solar energy also heats the 25-meter salt water pool. The use of solar shades in the club room and dual glazed, Low-E vinyl windows in all buildings reduce heat gain and loss, lowering utility bills.  High efficiency laundries further reduce utility costs.

A well fed by underground aquifers serves Aquatera’s numerous water elements.  The use of synthetic turf in lieu of grass, along with smart irrigation including on-site weather stations to maximize water efficiency, are just a few of the project’s water conserving features. To ensure the project’s lush appearance during times of drought, landscaping incorporates native California or Mediterranean plans that require low supplemental watering. The hillside has been replanted with indigenous plant material that will require no irrigation whatsoever once it is established.

The response to Aquatera has been overwhelmingly positive, with its lengthy interest list now being quickly converted to reservations by the newly-opened leasing office as residents seek to lock in their unit of choice.  The first round of move-ins is expected to begin March 26.

“With Aquatera, residents no longer have to imagine a place they will be excited to home to unwind in at the end of the day – it’s all been created for them,” said Neal.  “By combining the highest caliber of amenities along with quality design and construction, environmentally sensitive features and H.G. Fenton Company’s high level of management service, Aquatera will be a community residents will be proud to call home.”

The community’s leasing office is now open in the Aquatera clubhouse and taking reservations. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information or to arrange a personal tour, call Aquatera at 619-293-7700.

Rental rates for the apartments at Aquatera range from $1,635 to $2,820.

Architects Orange designed the California Craftsman-style community.  The general contractor is Crane Development Corporation.

 

About H.G. Fenton Company

H.G. Fenton Company has proudly entered its second century of service providing quality places for people to live and work.  The company manages an active development pipeline of land and commercial projects, with over 3 million square feet of office and industrial space, and 12 apartment communities totaling 3,000 homes.

H.G. Fenton Company is headquartered at 7577 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, Calif., 92108.  The company website is www.hgfenton.com.

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