TR Produce FKA the Wellman-Peck Building is an extremely well located approximate 20,000 +/- SF highly creative ground floor office/retail property perfectly located in the East Village of San Diego. The property is located adjacent to PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and two first Class A office towers (Sempra and Diamond View). The East Village is a burgeoning area for businesses and residents given its walkable location to the ballpark, restaurants, newly constructed high-rise residential buildings and educational facilities.
One block away Cisterra Development has plans for a 153-room Ritz Carlton — downtown San Diego’s first five-star hotel — and San Diegos first Downtown Whole Foods grocery store. Cisterra is also planning 156,000 square feet of new office space, 125 apartments and 59 Ritz-branded condos, and 238 public parking spaces.
The Wellman-Peck Building, commonly known as the T.R. Produce Warehouse, was built in 1933 and designed by Julius Kraft and Sons. The 1-1/2 story industrial brick building has an exposed brick exterior that expresses the structural bays and the building’s interior functions. The fenestration consists of industrial-steel windows. Brick pilasters extend beyond the parapet, terminating with an art deco stepping of layered brick with irregularly placed ornamental colored tile. A clerestory spine, the result of long-span steel row trusses, illuminates the open interior. The building was in a study area and identified as one of 38 buildings to be evaluated by the Historical Resources Board (HRB) as part of the implementation of the Ballpark and Ancillary Development projects. The building was designated by the HRB in May 1999 as Historical Landmark #382. Some of the black and white photos above were provided by the San Diego Historical Society. These photos may not be duplicated or reproduced without permission.