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Introducing Our First Project

IDEA 1 Perspective by Night I.D.E.A. District


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The New Cool

Innovation | Design | Education | Arts

The I.D.E.A. District is a transformative urban initiative which aims to create
13,000+ design and tech jobs in the next 12 years in Downtown San Diego’s East Village.


From mixed-use to morphed-use, IDEA1 is our first project.
This full city block will foster collaboration and more ideas per square foot.
We are designing dynamic spaces for business and residents of the creative class.

Creative Office Space

8,000+ sf on ground floor

Designed for tenants at the intersection of design and technology.

Startup Housing

292 units

Live in the heart of everything.

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Retail and Restaurants

5,000+ sf

Diverse shops and eateries that appeal to the creative crowd.

The District Vision

While IDEA1 is our first project, our vision for the District is bold.
35 city blocks. Redefining mixed-use. Building strong creative economies.

What Others Say

Mark Cafferty

“The IDEA District is the single most significant economic development initiative in San Diego. I’m personally committed to making it happen.”

Mark CaffertyCEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Jerry Sanders

“I admire your vision for a new design industry cluster and I hope the concept becomes a reality in the very near future.”

Jerry SandersCEO of Chamber of Commerce, Former Mayor of San Diego
Laurie Black

“Weaving design, education, and art to create a vibrant innovation job cluster downtown is brilliant.”

Laurie BlackPast Board Member, Centre City Development Corporation
Malin Burnham

“Two real estate entrepreneurs leading the way to create a place downtown to foster and inspire innovation.”

Malin BurnhamChairman, Cushman & Wakefield
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