Sempra and Pinnacle Growing Up Fast in the East Village

We’ve had our eyes on the East Village as two of Downtown’s fastest growing buildings continue to rise. After just a short time, the new headquarters for Sempra Energy has already shot up seven stories.

Sempra Headquarters, East Village, San Diego

In June, we told you about plans for the new headquarters, where the energy company will move 700 employees next summer. Work continues on the 16-story building along Eighth Avenue between Island and J.

Sempra Headquarters, East Village, San Diego

The developer has restored the previously-removed fourth roll-up door on the left side of the remaining red facade. Those doors will allow access to the underground parking garage. This section, known as the Unicorn Building, will become a new restaurant/retail space.

Sempra Headquarters, East Village, San Diego

We love construction cranes, and this project has two. The center tower continues to rise a few floors ahead of the rest.

Pinnacle, East Village, San Diego

Meanwhile, Vancouver-based Pinnacle International has made significant progress on first of two 45-story residential towers at 15th and J.

Pinnacle, East Village, San Diego

They’re already up to about 31 floors, but have plenty more to go. Located on the far end of the East Village, the project has already made a big impact on the Downtown skyline.

Pinnacle, East Village, San Diego

Solid construction walls recently came down to reveal what will eventually become a large public park outside the first tower. We understand that the towers will include commercial space at ground level, so hopefully that means at least one of those big spaces will hold some sort of cafe along the park.

Pinnacle, East Village, San Diego

On the northwest corner of the block, Texas-based Stella Public House and Halcyon are also working on a shared restaurant space with a large patio overlooking the new park. Eater San Diego shared in July that the restaurants hope to open by next month, but we’ll believe it when we see it.

  • JS

    15th and Island is a beast! Can’t wait to see this tower top-out.

  • JS

    thanks for another great article

    • http://www.sandiegostreets.com San Diego Streets

      Thanks! We’re trying to keep them coming. :)

  • Joseph Hartman

    what happened? I need more posts!

    • http://www.sandiegostreets.com San Diego Streets

      Hi Joseph! We’re taking a bit of an unplanned break, but should be back soon.

  • Aries Jay

    Where do we sign up to possibly move into these apartments? Do you know the price range yet?

    • http://www.sandiegostreets.com San Diego Streets

      Good questions! We haven’t been able to find this information yet, but we’ll include it in a future update, once available.

      • General Giap

        Any updates on the price range for the pinnacle towers?

        • http://www.sandiegostreets.com San Diego Streets

          Not yet. It may still be a while before we know more, but we’ll keep you posted.

  • Aries Jay

    Did they start building the second tower? Is the city doing anything about the large tent city of homeless people near the area? Where would we find info on prices per floor on this building? Will this have a rooftop deck and or pool?