Sorrento Mesa, San Diego

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Sorrento Mesa is a neighborhood in northwestern San Diego, California. It lies north of Carrol Canyon Road, east of Interstate 805, west of Camino Santa Fe, and south of a canyon locally known as Lopez Canyon. The San Diego Police Department's neighborhood map shows Sorrento Mesa as part of the Sorrento Valley neighborhood.[1] Sorrento Mesa is included in the Mira Mesa Community Planning Area.[2] [3]

Economy[edit]

The area is primarily zoned for light industrial use. At its center is the San Diego Tech Center. There is a particular concentration of businesses in the fields of telecommunications, wireless applications, and biotechnology research.[4] There are also hotels, restaurants, and small retail areas which cater primarily to employees and visitors of the businesses.[5]

Major businesses operating in Sorrento Mesa include Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Cingular Wireless, Novatel Wireless, and Gen-Probe.[4] In 2011 the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced plans to move into a $100 million, six-story building on Vista Sorrento Parkway in Sorrento Mesa.[6] The building houses 400 special agents and support staff; the FBI occupied the building in May 2013.[7]

History[edit]

Development of the area began in the 1980s with a series of industrial parks. Support services such as restaurants and shopping began to be added later in the decade.[8]

Community groups[edit]

The Business Alliance of Sorrento Mesa is a sub-group of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City Wide Neighborhood Map". San Diego Police Department. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ San Diego Planning Profiles
  3. ^ Mira Mesa Community Plan: Industrial land use
  4. ^ a b Sorrento Mesa, at San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, via Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Mira Mesa Community Plan:Commercial land use
  6. ^ FBI building announced for Sorrento Mesa San Diego Union-Tribune, January 14, 2011
  7. ^ Davis, Kristina (May 27, 2013). "FBI moves into new Sorrento Valley HQ". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  8. ^ San Diego Union Tribune, November 20, 1988
  9. ^ San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 32°53′21″N 117°10′41″W / 32.88917°N 117.17806°W / 32.88917; -117.17806