The iconic Santa Fe Depot has been sold for 8.7 million dollars to some local private investors, the Shahs. According to Voit Real Estate Services, they are representing both the buyer in seller.

                                   Photo  Courtesy of Voit Real Estate Services 

A Legacy Being Sold

The Santa Fe Depot is one of San Diego’s most iconic train stations that was built a little over 100 years ago. The San Francisco firm of Bakewell & Brown were the original architectures whose purpose was to create a building that represented California’s Spanish colonial past.

These investors plan on keeping the train station running, because they want to keep this landmark. According to Voitco press release, Gstettenbauer, a Senior Vice President in Voit’s San Diego office said, “The sale is significant to the San Diego community, and represents the seller’s deep commitment to preserving this landmark asset”.

According to the Union Tribune,

Possible Renovations Considered by the Shahs:

• Upscale Restaurant in Waiting Room
• Rooftop Bar to Overlook the Bay
• Food Court
• A boutique hotel or creative office spaces upstairs
• The rooftop “Santa Fe” sign embellished with neon as in the 1940’s