What’s Your Vision For Downtown San Diego?
Monday, April 22, 2013
Aired 4/22/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Staci Ignell, Project manager for "Our Downtown Vision"
Downtown San Diego has undergone a renaissance in the last 20 years. But what about the next 40?
A forward-looking project has been launched by the Downtown San Diego partnership to get us all thinking about the future of Downtown. It's called "Our Downtown Vision."
"Our Downtown Vision" project manager, Staci Ignell, said, "Over the next 40 years, the San Diego region is expected to grow exponentially. We’ll need to accommodate an additional 1.3 million residents, 400,000 housing units and 500,000 jobs."
She said the idea behind "Our Downtown Vision" is to enhance San Diego's community plan and pick projects that are important to the people who live here.
Ignell said they want to know whether San Diegans come Downtown, and why do or don't they?
She said so far, transportation to, from and within Downtown seems to top the priority list for many participants. Other requests include smaller items such as swing sets and dog parks.
The townhall meetings will be held through June. The aim is to gather input from 5,000 San Diegans.
People can also submit input to "Our Downtown Vision" through an online survey.