Shea Homes San Diego to Unveil the Most Innovative Architecture at Civita on April 26

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Shea Homes San Diego will unveil its latest take on contemporary urban living when it opens Lucent at Civita at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Lucent is introducing dramatic new concepts in vertical architecture, with 36 of 54 homes offering all living space on a single level, surrounded on three sides by walls of windows and balconies. The other 18 homes are two-story penthouses, which feature an upstairs family room and an outdoor deck and fireplace.


Lucent consists of multiple five-story buildings, with either six or 12 homes per building. Ranging from 1,457 to 1,878 square feet, homes at Lucent offer two bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage located on the ground floor. An interior elevator provides access to upstairs floors.


“With the look and feel of a Manhattan loft on the edge of Central Park, Lucent is delivering a totally unique urban experience for San Diego,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes San Diego. “It’s also Civita’s first option for single-level living.”


Pricing at Lucent will range from the high $500,000s to the low $700,000s when sales begin early next month. There are no Mello Roos fees and the tax rate is a very low 1.10 percent.


Designed by Woodley Architectural Group, exteriors feature contemporary stone, tile and wrought iron railed decks. Interior amenities include master bedrooms with walk in closets, modern kitchens, and sleek design details that create a home that is a study in modern urban elegance.


Located at 8401 Distinctive Drive, Lucent is the third new Shea Homes neighborhood to open at Civita, a 230-acre master planned community being developed as sustainable, transit-oriented village by Sudberry Properties. For more information on Lucent, call 858-256-9021 or visit


Civita is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a hip, stylish address that incorporates urban conveniences within a stunning garden setting.  To encourage small town spirit and civic pride, Civita is designed around a 20-acre neighborhood park and a lively civic area, with a network of footpaths, bike paths, and vista parks.  Plans for the 230-acre property call for 4,780 residential homes and apartments in numerous configurations, approximately 480,000 square feet for a lifestyle retail center and 420,000 square feet for an office/business campus. Developed by Sudberry Properties, Civita has already earned major regional and national recognition for its sustainability, smart growth, and environmental leadership, including the 2009 California State Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership (GEELA), California’s highest environmental honor. 

Shea Homes is one of the largest private homebuilding firms in the nation, having built more than 90,000 homes since the company was founded in 1968. Shea Homes is recognized as an industry leader in customer satisfaction with a reputation for design, quality and customer service. The family-owned homebuilder is now marketing new homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina, Florida and Texas.