Market Street Village

The Project.

This is one of the first redevelopment projects in the trendy East Village of downtown San Diego. The 6-story complex features 225 apartments atop a 43,000-square-foot Albertson’s supermarket, along with subterranean parking. For construction of this mixed-use development, verification of faults and removal of known lead-impacted artificial fill soils had to be completed first.


East Village Construction, LLC


San Diego, CA


  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Geotechnical Testing

Project Fact:

East Village is an urban community with a distinct mix of arts, culture, education, and entertainment.

The Leighton Solution.

Leighton performed a fault evaluation study, re-excavating for review with other consultants and City of San Diego Geologists to verify the findings of our original report – allowing the project to proceed on schedule.

We also provided observation and testing services of the tie-back installation and shoring installation, testing of backfill soils, foundation observations, and geologic mapping of the excavation.

With the site having been a commercial cab facility, significant hazardous materials were found. Leighton provided the oversight during the remedial excavation of 14,600 tons of lead-impacted soil, one abandoned cistern, and several burn ash pits from the site. The remedial excavation was conducted in accordance with a site-specific Property Mitigation Plan (PMP), which was reviewed and approved by the SD-DEH. Confirmation samples were collected to confirm the effective removal of impacted soil to a site cleanup level established in the PMP. Based on the excavation and results of analytical testing, Leighton issued a closure report to the SD-DEH and attained approval for the construction of Market Street Village.