Architect's rendering of the F11 mixed-use project by The Richman Group of California.
Architect’s rendering of the F11 mixed-use project by The Richman Group of California.

Civic San Diego, the city-owned development arm, has approved a seven-story project of luxury apartments and stores in the emerging I.D.E.A. district in the East Village.

The F11 development by the Richman Group of California on the north side of F Street between 11th Avenue and Park Boulevard will include 99 apartments and 5,600 square feet of street-level commercial space. The mixed-use development includes exercise facilities and a bowling alley.

The site is adjacent to the emerging 35-block I.D.E.A. district, and near the Makers Quarter, areas that are increasingly home to entrepreneurs and institutions involved in innovation, design, education and art.

“Our residents will be surrounded by this vibrant transformation. East Village is becoming San Diego’s center for cool,” said Luke Daniels, president of The Richman Group of California.

In the last six months the developer has received government agency approval on three mixed-use projects in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, with a total of 326 apartment units and a combined value of $150 million. The San Diego project is a partnership with long-time local property owner Shearn H. Platt.

Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2016 with completion anticipated about 18 months later.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.