A 24-story mixed-use tower has been proposed for the northwest corner of Columbia and Ash in Little Italy. Civic San Diego received the proposal earlier this month from Lennar Multifamily Communities.
The building would include five levels of underground parking, 4,943 square feet of commercial space at ground level, three additional levels of above-ground parking, and 19 levels of residential units. A rooftop common area would feature a pool and outdoor space for residents.
The project site is located at 520 W. Ash Street, where a three-story office building currently stands. The 266-foot-tall development would also replace the Crossfit Invictus building located at 1446 Columbia Street.
Exterior elevations show a facade consisting of glass, exposed concrete, and painted metal panels. The building design comes from Carrier Johnson + Culture, whose other Downtown projects include the new Sempra Energy Headquarters and the upcoming Ballpark Village.
This is probably one of the most walkable locations in all of Downtown—just a few steps away from the heart of Little Italy, and a short walk to the Marina and Gaslamp Districts.
Notice the brightly-lit lantern feature going up the side of the tower, as well as the pop-out spa hanging over the edge of the common area on the roof.
The project timeline is currently unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye on the progress.