San Diego-based developer JMR Properties Inc. plans to begin construction in the second quarter on a new $38 million apartment project in Santee.

The general contractor for the 172-unit development is West America Corp. of San Diego, which was recently awarded a $21 million construction contract. A statement from West America said the development, called Parc One @ Santee, is planned for the corner of Cuyamaca Street and Town Center Parkway, near the San Diego River and the Santee Trolley Town Square retail center.

The community is being designed with energy-efficient and resort-style amenities, with completion set for summer 2014.

The project’s design team is led by O+L Architects. Santee city officials approved the project in late 2012.

— SDBJ Staff Report