700 Front Street

The Meridian is a one-of-a-kind condo building in downtown San Diego’s Marina District.  More like something you would find in New York City, The Meridian sets the standard for luxury living.  The staff of 40+ takes care of everything: valet parking, security, doorman, and concierge.  Exquisite features like the “Stealth Bomber” pool, perfectly manicured landscaping, and a full remodel of the common areas in 2002 all make The Meridian the address for those who demand, and can afford, the very best.

  • Year Built: 1986
  • Architect: Maxwell Starkman & Associates
  • Developer: Walter Smyk’s Meridian Co. Ltd.
  • Engineers: Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
  • Builder: Nielsen Dillingham Builders (acquired by Roel Construction Co.)
  • Stories: 27
  • Units: 172
  • Amenities @ The Meridian: Pool, spa, sauna, steam room, sun deck, BBQs, plaza, party facilities (“The Meridian Room” with a piano and full kitchen), meeting room, separate Men’s & Women’s Health Clubs, 5 guest suites (approximately $128/night), 24-hour (mandatory) valet parking for residents & guests, 52 guest parking spaces, 24-hour staffed security, true 24/7 concierge, door attendants, porter, dry cleaning, storage, game room
  • Of note: A staff of 40+!  All units have laundry rooms and side-by-side washer/dryer.
  • Monthly HOA dues: $1,000 and up
  • Is Meridian FHA loan approved?No.
  • Is Meridian VA loan approved?Yes. (ID# 000122)
  • Meridian BBQ policy: No bbqs of any kind allowed on patios/balconies
  • Also: Meridian residents must carry all dogs or use service elevator; you can reserve 8 parking spaces for a party (overflow to commercial garage); 2-story townhomes on Plaza Level; extensively remodeled in 2002
  • My favorite things about Meridian: 3-feet spacing between floors (sound insulation), “Stealth Bomber” swimming pool and the Plaza Level (4th Floor) in general (spa, firepit, lemon & lime trees, beautiful landscaping), common area sits on 3/4 of an acre, every amenity you can dream up!
  • Interesting facts: Maxwell Starkman also designed the Museum of Tolerance and Sony Pictures Plaza in Los Angeles; Walter Smyk also developed The Paladion across the street from The Meridian
  • In the Meridian:Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana & Meridian Salon located on the 1st Floor
  • Meridian property management: Meridian Residents Association (619) 696-9777