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Community Spotlight: Shift


Two decades ago, San Diego’s East Village neighborhood was a collection of warehouses, dive bars and undeveloped real estate. Now the city’s largest downtown neighborhood following an extensive urban renewal effort, the vibrant enclave is home to an enviable ensemble of destination restaurants, cultural attractions and high-end residential, highlighted by LMC’s luxury apartment community, Shift.

A 21-story, 368-home community, Shift is uniquely positioned at the center of the San Diego experience. With the historic Gaslamp Quarter just blocks away, the world-famous San Diego Zoo within three miles, bridge access to Coronado Island only two miles to the south and San Diego International Airport a mere five-mile drive away, an opportunity lies in every direction. The urban setting and walkable neighborhood put dining and necessities just steps away, while Shift’s 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space—which includes The Boxing Club gym, Shelton Cleaners and Ale Tales Taproom—contributes to the area’s active atmosphere.

Located at 1501 Island Avenue, Shift residents have seamless access to the Downtown San Diego corridor, as well as convenient commutes via easy connectivity to the Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 5. Cultural and entertainment venues including Petco Park, San Diego Central Library, Fault Line Park and the historic Mission Brewery all call East Village home. Shift is also just around the corner from the wildly popular Quartyard—an art and music venue constructed from repurposed shipping containers—and The Nolen rooftop bar with its sweeping 14th-floor views of the city. Families also benefit from highly rated local charter schools and institutions of higher learning.

Shift’s next-level apartments come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 551 to 1,658 square feet. Prior to move-in, each home undergoes an electrostatic sanitation process and deep cleaning. The world-class designs include premium finishes such as quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as keyless front door entries and the Lutron Dream Suite by LMC, which features smartphone-controlled lighting, master bedroom shades and Nest thermostats.

Select homes showcase floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in showers, kitchen islands and signature San Diego views. Those views are also a highlight of the seventh-floor sky terrace and the sky lounge, complete with barbeque grills, bar seating and fire pit. Staying active is simple with a 24-hour fitness center, fully stocked with TRX, calisthenics and free weight equipment. Concierge services, electronic vehicle charging stations and a designated onsite dog park are all at residents’ disposal. Remote workers can take advantage of Shift’s exclusive STLT coworking space with private offices and ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi.

Shift opened in Feb. 2018.