Congratulations to BRIDGE Housing on Celadon at 9th & Broadway Groundbreaking.

The excitement was evident as everyone gathered to celebrate the beginning of a new and life-changing project for the City of San Diego, which ranks third highest for homelessness in the U.S.


From left to right: Aruna Doddapaneni, BRIDGE; BRIDGE Chairman Rick Holliday; Alfredo Aguirre, County of San Diego; Rick Gentry, San Diego Housing Federation; Cynthia Parker, BRIDGE CEO; San Diego Mayor Bob Filner; San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria; Paul Shipstead, US Bank; Jeff Graham, Civic San Diego. Photo on right: Daniela Mocan, Placewright Design and Aruna Doddapaneni, BRIDGE.


Toni Atkins, Majority Leader, California State Assembly, District 78 and Bob Filner, Mayor of San Diego speaking to a packed house at Celadon’s groundbreaking ceremony.


17-Story Affordable Apartment Home Building for Youth, Seniors under PACE & Special Needs Individuals

Celadon is BRIDGE’s latest affordable and sustainable development, also, the first for BRIDGE in downtown San Diego. This once infill parking lot will soon be a much needed 17-story, 250 affordable rental apartment building providing housing for singles and small families with special needs and housing limitations. 88 units will be supportive housing for youth that have aged out of foster care and other residents with special needs. The remaining units will be for seniors under PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) whose only other option may be a nursing home. These units will provide residents with a safe, affordable alternative to homelessness and unsafe housing.

Safe & Affordable Housing with Services that Enable Residents For Success

With rents ranging from $408 to $879, annual income of up to $38,700, Celadon will not only provide affordable housing to those in need but they will also offer supportive services that will help them achieve success:

  • 2 community rooms
  • A community kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor space, including a resident garden
  • Seminar room with a kitchen
A Name That Speaks To Green, Growth, Renewal and More

Celadon, which is a shade of green and speak to new opportunities, growth and revitalization, lives up to it’s name by providing sustainable living for it’s residents. It’s downtown location offers convenient access to nearby transit for easy commute to and from work and walkable options. In addition, the high-rise is expected to be LEED Silver certified and will have an eco room with drought-tolerant planting, a photovoltaic system and highly efficient mechanical systems.

Placewright Design and BRIDGE Housing Collaborate For Success

Celadon is a much-needed resource for the city and we are honored to be part of such a dynamic community revitalization program and team. Working alongside Kim McKay, Executive Vice President, and Aruna Doddapaneni, Project Manager of BRIDGE Housing on the branding program has been a rewarding experience as they strive to create a top-tier development at every possible angle.

Placewright’s role for the Community Theming and Branding, includes:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Name development
  • Logo Design
  • Monumentation
  • Interior Signage

Special acknowledgements to the team:


BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Financial Partners

US Bank
City of San Diego
California Department of Housing and Community Development
California Housing Finance Agency / County of San Diego BHS
San Diego Housing Commission


MVE- Institutional, Inc. (architect of record)
Studio E Architects (design architect)


Turner Construction Company / Highland Partnership

Special Acknowledgements

Toni Atkins, Majority Leader, California State Assembly (District 78)
Bob Filner, Mayor, City of San Diego
Todd Gloria, President and Councilmember, City of San Diego City Council (District 3)
Jeff Graham, President, Civic San Diego
Paul Shipstead, Vice President, US Bank Community Lending
Rick Gentry, President and CEO, San Diego Housing Commission
Alfredo Aguirre, Mental Health Director, County of San Diego