SD Metro: “Daily Business Report: Thursday, March 10, 2022: Cornerstone Communities to build all-electric townhomes in Santee and Otay Mesa”


San Diego homebuilder Cornerstone Communities and its financial partner Presidio Residential Capital have purchased a five-acre parcel of land in Santee to build 80 two-story, all-electric townhomes that will start construction this summer in a development called Laurel Heights.

According to the developer, “Laurel Heights will be an environmentally conscious community created to provide families with a more sustainable lifestyle that embraces solar panels, smart home features and pre-wiring for electric car charging. All homes will feature highly efficient electrical appliances that save energy, improve indoor air quality and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Everything runs on electricity – including heat pumps, air conditioners, dryers, induction ovens and stove tops – instead of natural gas.”

Laurel Heights will offer three floorplans with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Ranging from 1,601 to 1,818 square feet, the two largest plans will also offer second-floor lofts or home offices. The townhomes will showcase private, fenced rear yards and attached direct access two-car garages. Some of the homesites will have mountain views and oversized yards.

Besides Laurel Heights, Cornerstone is planning multiple all-electric projects, including a planned 450-townhome development divided into four “villages” in the Otay Mesa/San Ysidro area.

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