Designed for success

SDSU Mission Valley is being designed to exemplify excellence in sustainable design and operations. It has been designed to attain these goals by following specific sustainability standards.

Residential Units
Each non-stadium building will be designed to achieve or exceed LEED Silver (Version 4). Additionally, sustainability will be a component of the scoring criteria during the procurement process, and potential developers will be awarded bonus points for their commitment to implement strategies above and beyond LEED Silver.

  • The new Snapdragon Stadium is being designed to be LEED Gold certified.
  • SDSU Mission Valley will pursue LEED Version 4 at a Silver or better certification level in Neighborhood Development for the entire site.
  • The residential and SDSU Mission Valley Innovation District buildings are being designed to limit the use of natural gas.
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will be incorporated on approximately 428,458 square feet of available roof space located throughout SDSU Mission Valley.
  • All structured parking on the site will be naturally ventilated.
  • Approximately 900 parking spaces will be built with the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the future installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers (i.e., EV-ready), and 450 of the EV-ready parking spaces will be equipped with operable EV charging stations.

SDSU Mission Valley River Park Outdoor Classroom

The former concrete parking lot is being converted into approximately 80 acres of park and open space. 

  • 90% of the former stadium and parking lot was diverted from the landfill and recycled, including 200,000 tons of concrete which is being reused on site.