TCR Breaks Ground on 36-Story Multifamily High-Rise in San Diego’s Little Italy


Situated in San Diego’s Little Italy, the 36-story Simone will feature 358 market-rate apartments, five penthouse and 32 subsidized apartments, as well as 32,000 square feet of amenity space.

SAN DIEGO — The Southern California division of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) has started construction of Simone, a 36-story apartment project located at 1401 Union St. in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The project is a joint venture between TCR, Pacific Life Insurance and AAA Management.

The high-rise will feature 358 market-rate apartments, five penthouses, 32 subsidized apartments for low-income residents, 32,000 square feet of resort-style amenity space and parking.

Designed for LEED Gold certification, the 612,000-square-foot community is slated for completion in 2023. The 30-story residential tower will sit atop a six-story podium with three levels of underground parking and four levels of above-ground parking. Apartments will range from 577-square-foot studios to 1,097-square-foot two-bedroom units, as well as five 1,500-square-foot penthouses on the 35th and 36th floors. Interior unit amenities include gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, hard-surface flooring, walk-in closets and all-tile bathrooms.

Amenities will include a rooftop pool, spa and entertainment space; a Sky Club with panoramic city views, gourmet demonstration kitchen and indoor-outdoor lounges and dining spaces; a 4,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor fitness center; a 10,000-square-foot outdoor lounge with a movie project screen; dog park, pet lounge and spa; Amazon lockers; a bike repair shop with storage; and a co-working business center.

The development team includes San Diego-based Joseph Wong Design Associates, San Diego-based Nasland Engineering, Pasadena-based EPT Designs and San Francisco-based Parisa O’Connell Interior Design. Swinerton Builders is serving as general contractor for the project.

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