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Palomar Downtown to be demolished August 6

Palomar Hospital in the early days of its existence as the tallest building in town.

Integral Communities will celebrate the commencement of the demolition of the historic old Palomar Hospital Friday, August 6, 8 a.m – 9:30 a.m.

Although the general public is not being invited to the reception that Integral Communities has invited the media and members from Escondido’s business community, the public will be able to watch from across the street or other vantage points nearby.

There won’t be one of those cool and dramatic implosions, however, just the beginning of a demolition that will take a while.

Nevertheless, this will mark the first milestone of the new Palomar Heights community, an urban lifestyle community situated at the eastern gateway of Escondido’s historic downtown in the location of the Old Palomar Health Hospital. The new development will feature 510 apartments and townhomes, a retail farmer’s market, restaurants, and collaborative work spaces, bringing new residents and vibrancy to downtown Escondido. The project will revitalize the former downtown health campus and transform it into a thriving commercial and residential city hub.

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