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Aperture

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1494 Union Street

Aperture is a condo building located in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. CityMark Development, who also built M2i and Fahrenheit, have brought some of their sleek urban style to Little Italy.  Aperture has an industrial design/feel with elements like exposed concrete.  Aperture features low HOA dues because there are exactly zero amenities.


  • Year Built: 2007
  • Address: 1494 Union Street
  • Architect: KMA Architecture & Engineering | Lobby and interior design by M. Megan Bryan Studio
  • General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
  • Landscape Designer: DPA Architecture & Planning
  • Stories: 11 (10 Floors, 2-story penthouses)
  • Units: 86 (floor plans from 775-2,217 estimated square feet
  • Amenities @ Aperture: None
  • Of note: Kebab Shop downstairs, Extraordinary Desserts next door, BodyFit San Diego, Mak Cleaners
  • My favorite things about Aperture: 10-foot ceilings, exposed concrete, location, the ’01, ’04, and ’05 stacks, 2-story penthouse units, concrete & steel construction, lots of kitchen counter space
  • Is there litigation at Aperture?Settled 2015.
  • Is Aperture VA loan approved?Yes.
  • Is Aperture FHA loan approved? No.
  • Aperture pet policy: Per CC&Rs Section 6.4, “A ‘reasonable number’ as used in this Section shall ordinarily include no more than an aggregate of two (2) dogs and cats per household . . .”
  • What is the parking garage height clearance at Aperture? 8’2″
  • Aperture HOA website
  • Aperture HOA management company:Action Property Management – Kim Nguyen, Community Manager (949) 450-0202 knguyeb (at) action life (dot) com