“Ninth & Ash”
San Diego, CA


The Ninth & Ash residential tower included the feasibility study and a schematic design for a 20-story, 106,000 SF residential tower comprising 110 dwelling units, amenity and commercial spaces and below-grade parking.

Located near Balboa Park, this tower curves in order to optimize views of the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, beyond.

The owner requested that the building be curved to follow the shape of the site. The design features 80 flats and 30 two-story units, generous amenity spaces and a rooftop garden. The expansive, trellised balconies at each unit are patterned with a mix of wood and steel slats that allow the occupant to enjoy views of San Diego and the bay while softening the intense southern California climate.


Levin Menzies and Associates

Construction Type

Type I

Construction Cost


New / Renovation



Center City Development Corporation (CCDC)


110 / Studio, 1 BR and 2 BR

For Sale/Rental

For Sale


110 Residential, 7 Retail (1:1)

Site Area

29,472 GSF

Building GSF

106,000 GSF

Community Outreach

Center City Development Corporation (CCDC)


Veronica Hinkley Reck was the Project Manager and lead designer on this project while an Associate at Tannerhecht Architecture.