H.G. Fenton Company’s Little Italy Development Dazzles


In a stellar week, H.G. Fenton Company was honored by two leading San Diego development organizations, receiving back-to-back awards for their Piazza della Famiglia development. The European-style Piazza anchors the Little Italy development which includes 125 apartment homes at Vici and Amo, the Little Italy Food Hall, Frost Me Café and Bakery, and 16,000sf of additional retail space, and hosts two weekly farmer’s markets.

John La Raia, Vice President of H.G. Fenton Company, accepted the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Alonzo Award in the “Create the Vibe” category at a dinner held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on October 25th, following on the heels of President and CEO Mike Neal’s acceptance of Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Award in the “Healthy Communities” category just one day prior.

“H.G. Fenton has been providing quality places for San Diegan’s to live and work for more than a century, and we are proud of the lifestyle opportunity and community-enhancing amenities our team has created through the Piazza della Famiglia project,” said Fenton CEO Mike Neal. “Our team is honored to receive the 2018 Create the Vibe Alonzo Award in recognition of the alluring and vibrant vibe created. We really enjoyed the opportunity to partner with the Little Italy Association based on our shared vision to transform a humble street into a community destination with a magical atmosphere that is simply unmatched in the region.”

“From local farmers markets to concerts and cultural events, the Piazza della Famiglia is a place for everyone,” said Betsy Brennan, President and CEO of the San Diego Downtown Partnership. “It’s a space that brings the community of Little Italy together and creates a vibe unlike any other.”

About H.G. Fenton Company

H.G. Fenton Company, a family-owned San Diego real estate company, has proudly entered its second century of service providing quality working and living experiences through responsible development and management practices. H.G. Fenton Company creates lifestyle opportunities where employees flourish, residents live well, and businesses succeed for over 1,100 businesses, and across 16 apartment communities totaling over 3,300 homes in San Diego County.  For more information, visit http://www.hgfenton.com.

About the Alonzo Awards

Celebrating its 56thannual event in 2018, the Alonzo Awards are named for Alonzo Horton, considered by many to be the father of downtown San Diego, in order to honor the people, places, and projects that have made significant contributions to the revitalization and advancement of Downtown.

About the Momentum Awards

Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Awards recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life by advancing forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices, better connectivity, and vibrant, healthy communities.