The development of Horton Plaza by Ernest Hahn in the early 1980s was the first pivotal redevelopment project in the downtown area. This multi-use retail and entertainment project was truly pioneering for downtown San Diego, and the quality and success of this project sparked much of the redevelopment that has occurred in the last two decades in peripheral districts. The Horton Plaza Redevelopment Project includes the Horton Plaza retail/entertainment complex, and adjacent Westin Hotel, the Meridian condominium tower, Spreckels and Balboa Theaters, the Federal Courthouse and the Pacific Bell and Home Savings office towers. Residential opportunities may be limited, but this 15-block area puts residents at the center of Downtown's activity. The area includes luxury condominiums and apartments amidst high-rise office buildings, retail, hotels, theaters and restaurants.