TCR’s Simone is Tallest Tower in Little Italy – to be Completed Summer 2023


Expected to open in July 2023, Little Italy’s Simone Tower soars to new heights amongst its downtown neighbors. At 36 stories, Simone will be the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown and the marina.  Civic San Diego unanimously approved the design in December 2018.  JWDA was retained by Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) to provide full architectural services for the project with Parisa O’Connell serving as the Interior Designer.

Simone contains a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with 32 of the 395 units set aside for low-income renters.  Amenities include 16,600-SF of common outdoor deck, fitness center and a two-story sky lounge and pool deck located at the top of the tower.  The sky lounge is a distinguishing element, designed to be highly visible, as it will be one of the tallest buildings in downtown San Diego.

The JWDA team is led by Bert Shear RA, Vivian Tria, Chris Fassler RA & Joseph Wong FAIA.