In the Gas Lamp district of San Diego, 7-Eleven, Inc. sought to initiate a walk-up convenience concept by introducing a convenience store into a multi-use building in a historic preservation area. This controversial project required unique space planning to preserve the structural integrity of the building and existing architectural features, and also required careful consideration of the needs of existing tenants, residents, and downtown traffic and parking constraints. We negotiated and introduced a workable phased construction plan palatable to the residents, the business tenants, and the client’s budget.
EMG successfully ensured store was laid out in a functional manner, preserved the structural integrity as well as the architectural elements, and maintained the short building timeframe, while addressing the special concerns of the project’s many neighbors. EMG delivered one of the highest-volume stores in our client’s portfolio and received many accolades for the project process and completion. The city officials all attended the Grand Opening of the new store and conveyed their approval to several EMG employees.