Swinerton tops out Shift Tower in San Diego

Swinerton is pleased to announce that the Shift community has topped out. Located in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, the project includes a 21-story post-tensioned concrete tower and two five-story wood-framed low-rise buildings.

Designed by Carrier Johnson, a trusted partner to Swinerton on many current and past projects, the $120-million high-rise is set to open its first phase in December 2017, with completion in spring 2018. Swinerton is also partnered with LMC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lennar (NYSE:LEN) on this project, and the team is also working together on the Luma tower in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Encompassing 631,000 square feet, the Shift mixed-use community takes up an entire city block. The 21-story residential high-rise boasts a pool on the rooftop deck and the two low-rise residential buildings sit over two levels of above-grade commercial retail space and parking. In total, the three buildings have 368 apartment homes, ranging from 600-square-foot studios to 1,200-square-foot two-bedroom apartments, and 19,000 square feet of retail space.

Upon completion, the project will be submitted to the US Green Building Council for LEED for Homes designation, which recognizes buildings that are designed and built to be healthy, durable homes that use fewer resources and produce less waste. Shift will be one of Swinerton’s first projects nationwide to qualify for this new LEED category.