EMMES Realty Services of California LLC Installs First Tesla Superchargers in Downtown San Diego

Superchargers to Help Drive Urban Growth, Meet Tenant Needs

SAN DIEGO, CA -– In an effort to help drive urban growth while providing first-class amenities to its tenants, EMMES Realty Services of California LLC has installed 16 Tesla Superchargers in the newly revamped 6th & A Parking structure in downtown San Diego.

The urban Tesla Superchargers, which are open to the public and operated by Tesla, are the first to be located in downtown San Diego, and the second large scale parking location in the region. The installation features Tesla’s new 72kW Supercharger stations, which are optimized for deployment in dense urban areas. After the 6th & A installation – which is expected to be a pilot for urban areas – Tesla announced it will place 10 more stations with over 150 Superchargers stalls in the greater San Diego area.

The Tesla Superchargers at 6th & A are the latest example of how EMMES is boosting the value of its downtown properties as more companies crave the urban culture.

Tesla’s new 72kW Supercharger stations, which are optimized for deployment in dense urban areas.

“We are thrilled to install the first Tesla Superchargers downtown,” said Mark Kuske, Asset Manager, EMMES Realty Services of California LLC, one of the largest commercial office landlords downtown, with four office buildings and 6th & A Parking. “We have invested heavily in our downtown properties to provide attractive amenities for our tenants as well as for visitors downtown.”

Located on the southwest corner of 6th Avenue and Ash Street in Downtown San Diego, 6th & A is within close proximity to EMMES’ premier properties, 701B and 707 Broadway. In addition to being close to these properties, 6th & A is also surrounded by several million square feet of office space. The retail space is located primarily along 6th Avenue and tenants include Domino’s Pizza, a hair salon, a convenience market, and other local retail services/restaurants.

Tesla using the new Tesla Supercharger.

The eight-story parking structure, rebranded as “6th & A Parking,” is a 580-stall structure that has been transformed from a dim, rundown building into a vibrant and tenant-friendly parking garage. So far, improvements include interior and exterior painting, refreshed lobby; elevator modernization; exterior signage and graphics; LED RGB exterior lighting; and new security cameras. Tenants who want their cars spiffed up while they work can even utilize a new auto detailing shop. The parking structure has about 14,277 square feet of ground floor retail space.

“We are big believers of downtown and have invested over $1.5 million in improvements to 6th & A Parking,” Kuske said. “Our mission is to create better places for people to live, work and shop by bringing depreciated assets up to today’s standards and adding purpose, utility and value to every project.”

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