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 properties include full or partial ownership in five different city blocks between F Street and Broadway and bordered by 14th, 15th, and 16th streets.

Lankford & Associates, Portman Holdings and Phelps Development have formed a limited liability company called LPP to serve as the master developer. In association with the founders of the I.D.E.A. District concept, Pete Garcia and David Malmuth, the LPP team also includes Frank Wolden, principal at Carrier Johnson + Culture, and Stacey Pennington, principal at SLP Urban Planning.

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