The Wall street with people rendering Involving the community in this project was an important element of its renovation.

SAN DIEGO—Level 3 Construction is redeveloping the Wall Hillcrest, an office/retail project in the trendy Hillcrest part of town. The project that preserves the bones of the original structure while bringing the space up-to-date for its new use, the firm’s VP of business development John Gonzalez tells

Level 3 has been charged by buyer SBMI Group—Real Estate Management & Investments with renovating the 1920s former dance hall—the Argyle Club—into a new urban hub with a restaurant, office space and a shared mezzanine common space titled “the Wall.” The two-story, 10,680-square-foot landmark was purchased by SBMI Group for $2.75 million, and an additional $1.25 million will be invested toward a value-add renovation.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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