Check out this week's featured stories.
At Circulate San Diego, we believe that everyone should be able to afford to live and work in our community. That’s why we advocate for more home production, and for affordable homes.
Last year we championed a bonus program at the City of San Diego to encourage more developers to include deed-restricted affordable homes, in exchange for allowing the construction of more market-rate homes. The policy was adopted, and we published research a few months ago showing that it’s working.
Our efforts are leading to a more affordable San Diego. Our work is creating more opportunities for low and middle income families to get a fair shot at life in San Diego.
On Wednesday, December 6, Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Building Industry Association’s y|GEN co-hosted a panel and discussion on how residents of the City of San Diego can serve on their local community planning groups (CPGs).
The panel, moderated by Sean Karafin of the Chamber of Commerce, included Nancy Grahm, Senior Planner with the City of San Diego, Oscar Medina, Golden Hill CPG member, and Sarah Jarman, who works in Councilmember Scott Sherman's office. Panelists spoke about the role of community planning groups, the value in serving on one, and gave tips on how to get elected.
Read the full recap, here.
Last week the City of San Diego released the Draft Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan for public review. To view the draft plan, click here.
The Plan is also available on the City of San Diego website here - https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/pacificbeach
The public comment period for the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan is now open.
Comments can be provided via email to:
Michael Prinz, Senior Planner
The deadline to submit comments on the draft Specific Plan is Friday, January 26, 2018.
Below is a roundup of the stories Circulate San Diego has featured in the last couple of weeks.
Peddling A Virtuous Cycle - Director of Programs, Catherine Thibault, sits down for a Q&A with Mark Hiss of San Deigo Home/Garden to talk Vision Zero, placemaking, and her thoughts on the state of mobility and planning in San Diego.
SoccerCity Analysis Is Bad News for the Project – and the City’s Climate Goals - Colin Parent, Executive Director of CSD, pushes back on SANDAG's SoccerCity traffic analysis in Andrew Keatts's Voice of San Diego article.
Where are San Diego County's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians? - Colin Parent answers questions about our Fatal 15 campaign and what the City of San Diego is doing to improve its most dangerous intersections in Joshua Emerson Smith's story for the Union-Tribune.