The Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego. Photo: Doug Letterman/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

The 102-year-old Santa Fe Depot in downtown is about to change hands, according to media reports.

The nationally registered historic site at Broadway and Kettner Boulevard is being sold to a local private investor with escrow scheduled to close in early November, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Voit Real Estate Services, which is representing the buyer and seller, told the U-T it was not at liberty to disclose information about the investor nor terms of the deal.

The current owner is San Francisco-based ProLogis, a logistics real estate company, according to the U-T, and under terms of the sale the historic structure with its signature twin tile domes will remain.

The sale does not include the former baggage building where the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is located, the U-T report continued.

The Santa Fe Depot officially opened on March 8, 1915 as a train station built by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The site still serves as an active transportation center, providing services to Amtrak, the San Diego Coaster, the San Diego Trolley, and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System bus system.

The Depot’s use as an Amtrak station will continue under the current lease that runs through 2021, but under the new ownership “restaurant, retail and boutique hotel uses could figure into the building’s future,” the U-T reported.

–Staff

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