Rendering courtesy of The Richman Group of California Development Co.

Rendering courtesy of The Richman Group of California Development Co.

The Richman Group of California Development Co. has started construction on F11, a $45 million mixed-use apartment project in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

A Richman statement said the seven-story development, fronting the north side of F Street between 11th Avenue and Park Boulevard, will include 99 apartments, a multi-level subterranean parking garage with space for 103 vehicles, recreational amenities and 5,841 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The design, by architecture firm DesignArc Inc., includes a modified H-shaped building with a large indoor/outdoor activity center on the third floor, with a luxury pool and spa area, entertainment center and outdoor kitchen. The complex will also have a fitness center and indoor bocce ball court.

The project’s general contractor is Cannon Constructors. The La Jolla-headquartered developer, a subsidiary of Connecticut-based The Richman Group Development Corp., is partnering on the project with longtime property owner Shearn H. Platt.

Later this year, The Richman Group of California will break ground on a 23-story, high-rise apartment tower across the street from the Central Library in East Village. That project will include 222 apartments, two penthouses, a restaurant with outdoor seating, and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.