The Columbia District area encompasses a prime waterfront location and includes downtown’s major street, Broadway and its’ signature and namesake pier. The waterfront extends from the airport at Lindbergh Field and culminates at Seaport Village. Most of this area is scheduled for redevelopment under the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan which has already completed a pedestrian esplanade, landscaping and activity areas. This area is also home to the U.S.S. Midway, a permanent maritime museum and active tourist and local destination.
Until recently, this area was primarily commercial projects, but now several residential developments have been completed and more are on the way. The Grande North was completed in August of 2005 and the Grande South in August of 2004. The Electra, San Diego’s tallest residential tower, was completed in 2008. Sapphire Tower was completed in early 2009. Bayside, another 36-story tower was finished in 2009.