This article originally appeared in the La Jolla Light
• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:
With projects in La Jolla, Cardiff By-the-Sea and Santee, Murfey Construction, Inc. has a fall harvest full of new construction jobs, others in mid-stream, and a townhome finale.
“We started a facelift of Cardiff’s San Elijo Center,” said co-owner, Scott Murfey. “We’re giving the 4,000-square-foot space a more contemporary look that features a new Italian restaurant with outdoor seating.”
The shops there include Subway, Lourdes Mexican Food, the Iron Cross Surf Shop and Mar Vista Liquor. The project will be completed in December 2015.
In September, Murfey Construction, Inc. also started an 8,000 square-foot Santee retail development at 9261 Mission Gorge Road. The Santee business complex will have four units, including an optometrist’s office. It’s scheduled for completion in March 2016.
“We’re also busy building our Hillcrest 36-unit apartment development on the corner of Washington Street and 8th Avenue,” he continued. “In August we framed the building to the top and it’s as high as it’s going to get.”
Murfey said they started the units in October 2014 with the goal of finishing all in early spring 2016.
“Noah, Homes” the name of Murfey’s special needs campus for 70 people living with developmental disabilities, is also moving forward. The project is a one-of-a-kind state-of-the art facility that continues a client’s care — even if he or she develops Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases during their lifetime. The goal is to avoid having a person’s life disrupted emotionally and psychologically by having to move to a Alzheimer’s facility that may not be trained in caring for those with disabilities.
“We broke ground for Noah in August 2014,” Murfey said, “It took teamwork collaboration and a lot of people donating goods and services to help make it a reality. It was actually started by nuns more than 30 years ago, but a lot of people didn’t know about it,” Murfey said. “Its CEO, Molly Nocon, had a brother with Down syndrome who lived at Noah homes and Molly took over running the campus.
“We’re doing a thorough revitalization of Noah and have the best architects, engineers and consultants in San Diego working on the project. They’ve donated their time pro bono to design two new 5,000-square-foot custom assisted living facilities.”
And finally, “Famosa,” Murfey’s nine contemporary-styled Point Loma townhomes is now completed with full occupancy. A Coffee House and Tea Leaf shop is on the street level. u
• Scott and Russ Murfey are co-owners of Murfey Construction, Inc., 1571 La Playa Ave., San Diego. (619) 857-1549 or (858) 352-6864. murfeyconstruction.com
— To make a donations to Noah Homes, send a check to: Attn: Molly Nocon, CEO, 12526 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978