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7th & Market
San Diego, California
(in partnership with Magellan Development)

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The project vision focuses on creating a landmark tower along Market Street that combines a mix of residential, retail, hotel, office, and public parking uses, and then steps down to an office tower along Island Avenue.

The project was designed to integrate seamlessly into the urban fabric of the city and to enhance the pedestrian and residential experience as well as the visual experience from the ballpark. 
The project as planned will be a landmark vertically integrated mixed-use development, worthy of the most discriminating tenants and residents. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that we have commitments from Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Specialty Grocery store Gelson's, and pre-leasing interest from several large office tenants to locate within the project.


The design of the project was greatly influenced by the desire to maximize outdoor amenity spaces for its users and show off the best possible views into Petco Park, the surrounding downtown areas, the San Diego Bay, and Pacific Ocean. In order to capitalize on the spectacular vistas this site affords, there will be three large rooftop open spaces facing south, peering into the ballpark and beyond to San Diego Bay, Coronado and Point Loma.

The lobbies and entire base of the tower were designed with large expanses of glass to create transparency and porosity so the lobby and the public right-of-way are seamlessly connected.

The City's handpicked selection committee chose Cisterra Development to develop the full City block between 7th, 8th, Island Avenues, and Market Street; the site is between the Gaslamp and Ballpark Districts.

The City owns the site and is now under contract to sell it to Cisterra after conducting an exhaustive RFQ/RFP process involving multiple development teams. Cisterra's proposal and development plans include a 23,000 square foot specialty grocer (Gelson's), a 172 room Ritz Carlton 5-star hotel (the 1st 5-star hotel to be built in Downtown San Diego), 65 Ritz Residences, 159 apartment units, 53-unit Clermont SRO Hotel renovation, 155,500 square feet of Class A office space, a 210 space above ground public parking garage, 640 subterranean parking, in addition to the project-specific parking below grade, and over 50,000 square feet of outdoor plazas and roof deck amenity spaces. The project has full entitlements and is planned to start construction in 2020; 7th and Market is a true mixed-use project and will be an iconic building for Cisterra and Downtown San Diego.

  • 164 Room Ritz Carlton Hotel

  • 65 Ritz Residences

  • 155,500 SF Class-A Office

  • 22,000 SF Specialty Grocer

  • 159 Apartment Units
    (34 Affordable Units)

  • Signature Rooftop Restaurant

  • 6,000 SF Public Open Space

  • 210 Parking Spaces

  • 640 Below-Grade Parking Spaces

  • Restoration of the 53-unit Historic Clermont SRO Hotel

  • Projected Completion: Q1 2026

  • Location: Downtown San Diego

  • Project Type: Mixed-Use

  • Size: 785,000 SF

  • LEED Rating:  Gold

  • Architect: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

  • Contractor:  Suffolk

An iconic City block bridging
San Diego's Gaslamp & Ballpark District

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