The San Diego City Council has approved the city’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, along with a Whole Foods grocery store and housing, in a $400 million mixed-use development project in East Village.
Located at Seventh Avenue and Market Street, the 39-story, 1.16 million square-foot building will have a rooftop terrace and four levels of underground parking.
The project, which was developed by Cisterra Development and designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture architects, is unlike other development projects downtown in many ways. It includes a 153-room hotel, luxury condos, market-rate apartments, and affordable rental units, all in one building. The condos are expected to start out selling for $2 million apiece.
Construction is expected to be complete by 2021, but litigation by hotel workers union Unite Here Local 30 may slow the process.