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Location is Key for New Harbor Island Restaurant

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   November 17, 2014
Location is Key for New Harbor Island Restaurant

With one of the best jobsite views of any Swinerton project companywide, the Sunroad 880 Harbor Island project has 180-degree panoramic views of downtown San Diego, Point Loma, Coronado Island, and the iconic Coronado Bridge. A partnership between Sunroad Enterprises and the Cohn Restaurant Group, Swinerton Builders San Diego is building a high-end Mexican restaurant directly overlooking the water. A cantilevered deck with an all-glass railing will hang over the water, giving patrons unimpeded views of the bay front. Swinerton started work on the project in July and expects to finish by April 2015.

Located in San Diego Bay, the Harbor Island jobsite is at the end of a thin man-made peninsula. The 16,000-square-foot, single-level restaurant includes: dining space, a shaded outdoor patio, a banquette hall/ballroom, an indoor/outdoor bar, and a very large kitchen. Swinerton is helping redesign the interior, which now has many new and modern details. Wanting to place the focus on the sweeping views, the restaurant features a sleek and understated design. A gangway will connect the restaurant to a barge moored at the waterfront, which will have a dining area and full bar, along with restrooms and a bridal changing room.

Thanks go out to the project team for their work on this unique and challenging job, including: Division Manager Mark Payne, Operation Manager Steve Flint, Field Operations Manager Roger Kazemier, Chief Estimator Randy Vandewater, Project Manager Ray Lehman, Superintendent Mike Davison, Superintendent Greg LaRocco, Project Engineer Alex Smith, Senior Project Assistant Maggie Sierra, and Senior Project Accountant Laura Campion.