San Diego — Construction is underway on TOPAZ, a 169-bed student housing development located adjacent to the San Diego State University campus. The project is being developed by Pierce Education Properties in a joint venture with an undisclosed entity. The community will offer 53 units in one- to four-bedroom configurations with bed-to-bath parity. Select units will offer upgrades, including two ‘penthouse’ units on the upper level, which will feature balconies and 70-inch smart televisions; and four units will include a billiards table in the common area along with a large sectional sofa. Shared amenities are set to include landscaped courtyards; private study and conference rooms; a spa; lounge and game rooms; a fitness center; and vertical tanning booth. The development will also include 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, which will be occupied by tenants including McDonald’s, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, Jimmy John’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. Units are currently being pre-leased at the property, which is scheduled for completion in August 2023.