Last week, city council member Christopher Ward talked in San Diego Downtown News about the future of the East Village neighborhood. This is about 40% of downtown or 130 blocks. Our newest council member has a background in urban planning and will be a great asset to the future of this neighborhood.
In a nutshell here's what the East Village is planning over the next few years.
The East Village Green Phase I. This green phase will create a whole bunch of new parks in the area offering community amenities unlike any other neighborhood in the area. The final phases, II and III, will attract families to the East Village community. There will be great uses for open spaces and high-tech companies relocating to the East Village neighborhood promoting the expansion of the UCSD facilities and other higher education institutions. Ward also talked about small startup business promotions which are an essential part of a successful neighborhood. He's planning on reaching out to the community for feedback on the best way to promote changes and encourage community involvement.
Christopher Ward also puts a lot of emphasis into housing. He feels that affordable housing is required for young professionals and families to fill the numerous jobs that will be created by these new facilities and businesses. Surprisingly, he hopes to have this affordable housing within the range of $300,000-$500,000, quite low for the East Village neighborhood in general.
Landscaping is also on the agenda and because of Ward's knowledge of urban planning, he's excited to create a world-class landscaped community to bring many elements of the future together in one neighborhood. His goal is to create a place that people can live, work, shop, learn, and play all within an area that has access to open space, transit services, and basic needs and amenities.
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