August 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maya Rosas, Director of Policy
310-804-5256 | [email protected]
SAN DIEGO (August 7, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, awarded its smart growth certification, the Circulate Mobility Certification, to the 6th & Olive mixed-use project from Greystar.
Located in Bankers Hill, the 6th & Olive project from Greystar earned the Circulate Mobility Certification for proposing a 204-unit residential building, including 18 affordable units, in close proximity to transit routes and other amenities. In addition to the 204 rental units, there is a 10,500 square foot proposed courtyard that will be available to the public, nestled between the existing St. Paul’s Cathedral and the proposed development.
The planned mixed-use residential building is a five- to six-minute walk to the adjacent bus transit stops with key destination points to various employment centers, including Hillcrest and SDSU. By bike, residents will use the 4th and 5th Avenue bikeways to reach Hillcrest in 6 minutes, or could commute by bike into Downtown’s employment center in 10 minutes or less. This project will provide 8 short-term and 107 long-term bicycle parking spaces for its residential and non-residential users to support alternative modes of transportation.
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel at Circulate San Diego said, “the new Circulate Mobility Certification is proud to recognize the 6th & Olive project as an example for sustainable growth in the region.”
The certification comes as Circulate San Diego re-launches their former MOVE Alliance certification as the new “Circulate Mobility Certification.” The MOVE Alliance program has been certifying development projects since 2012, and the new program uses the more recognizable branding associated with Circulate San Diego.
About the Circulate Mobility Certification
The Circulate Mobility Certification, formed in 2012 as the MOVE Alliance and relaunched as the Circulate Mobility Certification in 2018, provides certification for transit-oriented, smart growth projects in the San Diego region. The Circulate Mobility Certification Committee members consist of local experts in smart growth planning and sustainable transit oriented development disciplines, including planners, developers, urban designers, and transportation engineers. By recognizing and supporting projects which meet the Circulate Mobility Certification criteria, we can help to create complete communities, one project at a time. For more information, go to http://www.circulatesd.org/certified.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.