Designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE for the client Cisterra 7th & Market LLC, 7th & Market includes market-rate and affordable housing, public parking, office space, a Whole Foods grocery and the city's first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, among other uses. At 39 stories tall and with multiple rooftop terraces, a variegated facade expressing its multiple uses, and a dramatic horizontal span at its upper reaches, the building has been called the "biggest and densest" in this large, vibrant county.
The design of the project is greatly influenced by the existing historical building on site and the desire to maximize views into Petco Park and the surrounding downtown areas. To capitalize on the area's spectacular vistas, the project team included three balconies facing south, yielding views of the ballpark and beyond to San Diego Bay, Coronado and Point Loma on the Pacific Ocean. Inside, the lobby’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls give occupants views out to a lush landscaped plaza containing a green plant wall and sculptural furniture. The building’s base and lobby are conceived to create a bright, open and almost transparent connections to the public zones outside.
Among the uses planned for 7th & Market are: - a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market - a 153-room Ritz-Carlton hotel with a 20th floor sky-lobby restaurant, street-level ballroom with prefunction area, and a 6th floor conference/spa/events terrace 50 Ritz Carlton branded condominium units 150,000 square feet of Class A office space and a first-floor cafe 125 market rate apartments 34 affordable housing units 53 SRO units in the renovated Clermont Hotel 6,000-square-foot public park adjacent to first-floor cafe 226 above-grade public parking spaces Five levels of below-grade parking totaling 662 spaces.