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.

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San Diego, California
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Commercial, Multi-Family Residential
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Wood

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.

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