50 acres of land in the heart of the Encanto neighborhood. The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation was founded in 1995 by Dr. Joe and Vi Jacobs, founders of Jacobs Engineering Group in Pasadena, California. As creative catalyst and incubator, we work to revitalize 60 acres in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods and focus on developing the community into a vibrant and economically sustainable destination. Our work is deeply rooted in community engagement and creative placemaking. The vision for the community was created in partnership with residents and local community organizations.

Project Description

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) is currently acting as a third party real estate advisor for The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) in collaboration with residents, the City of San Diego, and Community Stakeholders, to redevelop approximately 37 acres of land over the next five to ten years, thereby creating a new Market Creek Town Center (Town Center) in the heart of the Encanto neighborhood.

Scope of Work

JCNI has a goal to sustainably redevelop the land while providing essential services, housing, and commercial and service enterprises to the communities it serves. The planned Town Center will be composed of development nodes that serve to enhance and revitalize the various communities that JCNI services. The nodes will be comprised of several developments; including neighborhood serving retail, place making commercial, mixed income residential, relevant community facilities, public open space and sustainable infrastructure improvements. Additionally, this Town Center serves as a transit oriented hub of community activity with the second busiest trolley and intermodal bus transit station in San Diego located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Market Street.

Project Resolution

Douglas Wilson Companies is currently facilitating master planning, project evaluation, entitlement, financial modeling and land brokerage.

Project Name



Douglas Wilson Companies


San Diego, CA

Service Provided


    Douglas Wilson Companies was founded in 1989 to provide a wide range of specialized business, workout, and real estate services to law firms, state and federal courts, corporations, partnerships, pension funds, REITs, financial institutions, and property owners throughout the United States.


    1620 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 400
    San Diego, California 92101


    (619) 641-1141


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