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Help your smart growth project get entitled and built.

Circulate San Diego wants to help your smart growth project get entitled and built.

The Circulate Mobility Certification provides recognition and support for transit-oriented, smart growth projects in the San Diego region.

Circulate Mobility Certification projects receive:
  • Formal Letter of Certification - A formal letter of certification that can be provided to elected officials, community groups, and decision-makers that demonstrates the independent recognition of the sustainable, transit-oriented, and smart growth characteristics of the project.
  • Use of Mobility Certification Seal - Permission to use the Mobility Certification Seal on websites or any other forms of communication signifying the certification.
  • Publicity - Publicity and marketing through press releases, website summaries, social media, and recognition at Circulate San Diego events and in the Circulator newsletter. See our prior press releases here.
  • Public testimony - Independent testimony at public hearings of decision-making bodies (i.e., planning commission, design review, or city council) by Circulate San Diego staff, explaining the certification program and the basis for certification.

To find out more information, or to download an application, visit

Recent Certified Projects:
  • Riverwalk San Diego, a 4,300-unit project in Mission Valley proposed by Hines. The project will restore river habitat, and establish a vibrant live-work-play neighborhood in San Diego—all accessible by trolley. The San Diego Union Tribune highlighted Circulate’s support in their article on the project, “The $3B, 195-acre Riverwalk project is ready for its final review.
  • Keeler Court Apartments, 71-unit affordable apartment community in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego by Community HousingWorks. This project earned the certification because it provides sustainable transportation improvements to further the community plan goals, which will promote a healthier lifestyle for all residents in the Southcrest community.
  • Ballpark Storage, a 611-unit downtown apartment building by Cresleigh Homes. The San Diego Union Tribune in highlighting the project, references Circulate’s support and testimony. Circulate’s support was also mentioned by NBC 7’s coverage. The project was unanimously approved by the planning commission.

“The Circulate Mobility Certification is an independent and respected certification that confirmed with the Vista City Council the high standard CHW will design and build, consistent with the City’s vision.”

  • Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Vice President
    Development for Community HousingWorks

“Circulate’s Mobility Certification authenticates our decision to create middle income housing in an urban location and substantiates smart growth principles to help San Diego achieve its climate action goals. Cresleigh endorses Circulate’s work to promote better transit and smart land use in San Diego”.

  • Jeremy Lui, Director of Development
    Cresleigh Homes 

If you have a smart growth project in the development pipeline, we’d like to help. To find out more about the program, visit our website at