An aerial view of UTC Residential Tower under construction | Courtesy Eagle

23-Story UTC Residential Tower Tops Out

Carrie Rossenfeld Multifamily

General contractor Suffolk recently hosted a topping out ceremony to commemorate the concrete pour of the top floor of the 240-foot-tall new residential tower under construction at Westfield UTC in San Diego, according to a release from a representative of Suffolk. Located at 8800 Lombard Place, the 23-story tower is being developed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, designed by Joseph Wong Design Associates (JWDA), with Greystar serving as the development advisor and managing the tower long-term, the statement says.

The topping-out ceremony featured speakers from development team members Joseph O. Wong, Jerry Brand, Steven Tetens, and Nicholas Rumanes and included 350 construction workers. | Courtesy a representative of Suffolk

The source reports that the tower will feature 300 residences, all with private balconies, in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom designs, along with one penthouse. It will also feature a 26,000-square-foot amenity deck, resort-style pool, cabanas, outdoor grills and kitchens, fire pits, a fitness center, library, private work stations, 24-hour concierge, a Sky Lounge with ocean views and private dining, as well as a clubroom with a sports lounge and indoor/outdoor entertaining space. It is scheduled to open to residents in 2019.

Steven Tetens, AIA, NCARB, PMP, project executive with Suffolk, is quoted in the release as saying during the event, “Collaboration is the foundation of our Build Smart approach, and we engaged with all project team members early on to meticulously plan the project. As we’ve moved into construction, Suffolk’s use of innovative technologies in the field has been a catalyst for efficiency.”

Nicholas Rumanes, Senior Vice President of Development for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, adds, “The amenities available at Westfield UTC’s residential tower will be quite unlike anything else in the local community.” He says the tower will also provide easy access to Westfield UTC.