The trend towards more walkable places in San Diego and around the country has been picking up steam and provides more concrete benefits than previously understood. Early this week Smart Growth America released its newest report Foot Traffic Ahead 2016 which analyzes walkable urbanism in the US’s 30 largest metro areas. This research does not look at the difference between urban and suburban, instead it considers walkable places or “Walkable Urban Developments” versus “Drivable Sub-Urban” places. The report refers to regionally significant, walkable urban places as “WalkUPs.”Read more
Circulate San Diego organized a coalition of affordable housing advocates, market-rate developers, REALTORS, business groups, and climate change activists to support the proposed update to the City of San Diego's Affordable Homes Bonus Program. We submitted this joint support letter to City decision-makers. [PDF]
As reported by KPBS, the proposal was adopted unanimously by the City Council, and it will provide a variety of benefits to projects that incorporate affordable homes.
Additional Backup Information:
Initial Working Group proposal for Affordable Homes Bonus Program update [PDF]
Current production numbers for State Density Bonus in San Diego as of 2016, based on figures from the San Diego Housing Commission [PDF]
Circulate San Diego issued a letter with recommendations for how to provide certainty for advancing transit in SANDAG’s proposed 2016 ballot measure. We believe that the measure can be further improved by providing a reasonable time frame to complete the remaining transit projects listed in the measure’s Priority Corridors program.
To read Circulate's letter, download the PDF version here: [PDF]