Rendering of transformed Nordstrom Building
Architect’s rendering of how the former Nordstrom building will be transformed. Courtesy Stockdale Capital Partners

The company redeveloping Horton Plaza as a high-tech office, retail and dining center unveiled renderings Wednesday showing how the former Nordstrom store would be transformed.

Stockdale Capital Partners released a series of architect’s renderings of changes to the store that once anchored the now moribund downtown landmark.

“We’re pleased to share more about the exciting future that The Campus at Horton will create in the heart of downtown San Diego,” said Dan Michaels, managing director of Stockdale Capital Partners. “This transformative project will bring new life to the current site, fuel San Diego’s long-term economic growth and increase safety and security on the property.”

The project is expected to support 3,000-4,000 innovation economy job and create $1.8 billion in annual economic activity.

Open office space in the interior of the former Nordstrom building
A rendering of the open office space in the interior of the former Nordstrom building. Courtesy Stockdale Capital Partners

“The Campus at Horton is exactly what we hear some high tech companies are seeking in San Diego,” said Mark Cafferty, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. “The existing open floor plans and expansive square footage of the current Horton Plaza are perfectly suited to the design and layout of modern office spaces.”

The project will be presented to the city’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations committee on Thursday, with eventual City Council consideration in the coming weeks.

Stockdale Capital Partners aims to begin construction later this year and complete the redevelopment in 2020.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.