The recreation center at Civita
The recreation center at Civita in Mission Valley. Courtesy of Sudberry Properties

Civita, a 230-acre urban village in Mission Valley, was recognized as the “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” by the San Diego Building Industry Association.

The recognition came Saturday at the association’s annual Icon Awards event. It is the latest in over 50 local, regional and national honors for Civita over the years, including the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in 2009.

Civita was also honored for “Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign” and “Best Community Amenity,” the latter award for Civita Recreation Center, a 2.5-acre resort-style facility with lagoon pool, lap pool, and fitness center designed by Bassenian Lagoni Architects.

The development, which Sudberry Properties opened in 2013, is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry owned by the Grant family into a modern, walkable community with homes, stores and businesses  interspersed with parks and open space.

Civita offers a wide variety of residential options, including townhomes, rowhomes, single-level condos and luxury apartments. New homes on sale currently range from the $600,000s to more than $1 million.

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Chris Jennewein

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