Reception & Ceremony
October 4, 2018
The US Grant


Talmadge Gateway Mixed-Use

Talmadge Gateway has “do the right thing” written all over it. It provides 60 brand new studio apartments to at-risk seniors, in addition to onsite counseling and medical care – and it saved a locally significant nightclub to boot. The developer and designer team responded to community preferences for a building that paid homage to the area’s heritage of Art Deco by creating a curvaceous, stream lined building that activates the sidewalk and the skyline.

The new structure includes a new retail lease space begging to become a coffee shop or juice bar. The developer also saved and refreshed the beloved Til Two Club on El Cajon Boulevard… a venue with a past and a new lease on life. This project should be recognized as sensitive infill development that has a heart – for our older neighbors and our threatened local landmarks. Well done!

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  • Project Address:

    El Cajon Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, San Diego

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Jonathan Taylor -

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Studio E Architects


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