Horton Plaza, the colorful old shopping mall that once attracted crowds to downtown San Diego, is now being redeveloped into a brand new mixed-use research campus called Horton.
I walked past the north entrance of the original Horton Plaza this morning. And look what I saw!
That’s very different from how things originally appeared! You can see the change in the next photograph that I took in 2014, while a small demonstration house was being built by Habitat For Humanity in nearby Horton Square…
Next is a photo I took in 2020 while Horton Plaza’s redevelopment was getting underway…
And here comes a photo taken later that year after the north entry’s original façade was entirely removed…
And now, here’s how things appears today!
This morning, after taking photos of Horton’s new north entrance, I proceeded south down First Avenue along the project’s west side, until I reached Horton’s southwest corner at G Street…
The Horton website provides an idea of how the interior of the complex will appear when completed. As you can see, some of the fun architectural elements of old Horton Plaza will be retained.
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5 thoughts on “A very new look for old Horton Plaza!”
Wow, that’s quite a change. I was working downtown when Horton Plaza first opened and took an early lunch hour to see the ribbon cutting. I miss the pretty colors… it just looks like any other development now. Oh well… things are bound to change.
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The original design was abysmal. I never liked it. Glad to see it remodeled
Ernie Hahn would be proud! This is a wonderful transition.
White Elephant is a bad investment ! The attempt to revamp has been attempted many times ( math) New Colluseam could work out 🏜️