Chula Vista, CA

South Bay Community Center 1

South Bay Community Services

Under Construction

Scope Ground Up

Ground-up construction of a 4-story, 60,000 SF community services building for the South Bay Community Services organization in South County, San Diego.

“Dempsey has been nothing short of a savior for a planned Civic Engagement and Community Center in downtown Chula Vista. The project, which will provide for a new, consolidated home for SBCS – one of San Diego’s largest non-profits – was behind schedule and over-budget when I reached out to Dempsey asking if they’d be willing to consult on some value-engineering measures to get the costs in line with our expected Tax Credit Allocations. Immediately upon rolling up their sleeves, it became clear that Dempsey had a much larger role to play than simply reviewing the plans. Within weeks, and working hand-in-hand along the way, SBCS had a contract in place for Dempsey to take over as the General Contractor for the $25m project. As the Board Chair and a member of the committee charged with raising funds to bridge the financing gap for the building, it has been incredibly reassuring knowing that we’re working with such an incredible group of professionals. Everyone on the project team has expressed their astonishment for the commitment that Dempsey has made to this project, calling it a “night and day” difference. I can most definitely state that without Dempsey, the project would not have moved forward, and millions of dollars of tax credits would have been unused.” – Sean Kilkenny, Partner, Nolen Communities