Relocated Quartyard Breaks Ground In San Diego's East Village

October 31, 2017

San Diego's urban park Quartyard, which was displaced from its original location earlier this year, breaks ground this week at its future home in the East Village.

Quartyard, the $1 million urban park that opened at 1102 Market Street in San Diego's East Village in March 2015, is relocating to its new location at 13th & Market Street, only 500 feet from the original spot. The project from RAD Lab, which was once made up of a team of then-students from NewSchool of Architecture + Design, is unique in that it is constructed using retrofitted shipping containers.

Quartyard's 13,000 square-foot new abode is about half the size of the original but will maintain many elements that drew patrons to the park, including an outdoor 25-tap beer garden and cocktail bar, a cafe from Seahorse Coffee, and an onsite eatery from San Francisco-based Best Beverage Catering that will serve a menu of flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. There will also be a dog park, art wall with rotating installations, and an onsite stage for concerts and live performances.

The new Quartyard will break ground with a ceremony on November 1 and hopes to open by early 2018, with a lease lasting for at least 3 years. Want to be a part of the new outdoor venue? The company is currently selling bricks with dedicated inscriptions that will be installed at the entrance. The former location on Market Street will be developed by Holland Partner Group, who will construct a 34-story, 426-unit residential tower and outpost for UC San Diego on the plot.

Quartyard is now located at 1301 Market Street in downtown San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit