SAN DIEGO – The Navarra Family, owner of Jerome’s Furniture, has named Lankford & Associates, Portman Holdings and Phelps Development as master developers of a five-block property dubbed the I.D.E.A. (Innovation, Design, Education and Art) District that includes a four-and-a-half-acre park and several other blocks in Upper East Village of San Diego. The Navarra Upper East Village
The economy permitting, efforts to turn San Diego’s Upper East Village into a design-focused business district, potentially bringing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in new construction to the downtown neighborhood, could be moving from visioning to development in coming months.
Manhattan has its Upper East Side and downtown San Diego could boast an “Upper East Village,” if a new development team succeeds in carrying out an ambitious plan, being announced Thursday, that would be downtown’s biggest undertaking since Petco Park.
A massive project called Upper East Village could transform part of downtown San Diego, and developers say financing may not be “a bridge too far.”
10/13/11 – Navarra Family Selects Master Developer to Transform a Five-Block Property in the Upper East Village into a Mixed-Use District Focused on Innovation, Design, Technology, Education and the Arts
SAN DIEGO – The Navarra family, owners of Jerome’s Furniture, has selected Lankford & Associates, Portman Holdings, and Phelps Development (who have formed a limited liability company called LPP) to be the Master Developer of its five-block property as the catalyst for a larger transformational project area, dubbed the I.D.E.A.
Designers are merging their ways of thinking with startup culture. The result, writes Bruce Nussbaum, is greater innovation and astounding VC success rates.
ULI San Diego/Tijuana hosted a seminar earlier this month entitled “Powering Innovation Economies,” held in conjunction with Art San Diego 2011 and the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, to emphasize their belief that “cities that harness the emerging dynamic of innovation into their economic development strategies will be the ones
Developer David Malmuth will kick off this year’s Friends of San Diego Architecture lecture series Saturday with a pitch for his I.D.E.A. District — an area downtown where design-related firms would comprise a new business and jobs cluster.
Developers David Malmuth and Pete Garcia said they are two or three weeks away from unveiling a detailed vision plan for the 93-acre “I.D.E.A.” district in East Village. The acronym stands for innovation, design, education and the arts.
Gary London, President of the London Group Realty Advisors, comments on the I.D.E.A. District in the San Diego Business Journal, calling it “the best plausible solution so far to refine a major swath of the East Village.”