Vici Luxury Rentals

Vici Luxury Rentals

“Veni, Vidi, Vici”: Adding a sense of community in San Diego’s Little Italy

Little Italy’s VICI Luxury Rentals is a two-building development on top of a below-grade parking garage. The owners of the property transformed a vehicular portion of Date Street into a pedestrian piazza – giving the neighborhood a European vibe. The 7-story development includes 125 high-end apartments, 14,720-sf of retail space, rooftop terraces, gym, public and private courtyards.

DCI designed the primary framing systems for the two separate residential structures, piazza’s at-grade slab, and below-grade parking levels. The rooftop terraces and residential levels are wood-framed systems. They also designed the structural support for the piazza fountain and met the design criteria for the building’s massing, stepped setbacks, and unique, offset residential window configuration.

 

Project Highlights

  • The staff designed the support and attachment system to integrate a historic façade of the original San Diego Reader Building to the new building (now the storefront of Farmer’s Table).
  • Three below-grade parking levels include 225 parking stalls.
  • Piazza’s concrete slab includes a recessed trough to incorporate a stormwater pipe across the entire site.

 

Awards

2020 Gold Nugget Grand Award – Best Mixed-Use Project

2020 Gold Nugget Merit Award – Multifamily Community of the Year

2020 Gold Nugget Merit Award – Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community

2020 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of Industry Awards – Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community

Location: 
San Diego, California
Square Feet: 
301,000-SF
Stories: 
7
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Steel
Wood
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Commercial
Residential

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