There will be an “interactive workshop” tonight, Wednesday, April 3rd, being held at Robb Field for local residents’ visions of downtown San Diego. The workshop is being run by the San Diego Downtown Partnership, a non-profit founded by the San Diego Foundation primarily to figure out how to make downtown more “accessible” to residents throughout the city.
The workshop will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Robb Field Recreation Center, which has an address of 2525 Bacon Street.
The Partnership held a similar workshop in Pacific Beach last night, April 2nd. These series of workshops are totally independent of the on-going planning committees of the various neighborhoods.
In fact, tonight’s workshop overlaps the time for the OB Planning Board meeting, which meets at 6pm at the OB Recreation Center on Santa Monica Avenue. Current and past Board members of both the OB and Peninsula Planning committees had not even heard of the workshop tonight until contacted by the OB Rag. One former member had heard of the organization and had attended a previous workshop held by the group.
I spoke with Partnership representative Jared Emmitt, and he told me that the workshop leaders will throw some little known facts about downtown San Diego and get people’s responses. “It’s inter-active”, he said. “We want the opinions of how to make downtown more accessible.” Downtown is the city’s hub, he started, before I politely told him he was preaching to the choir.
If anyone has questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Emmitt at (619) 234-0201 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is the email announcement of the Downtown Partnership, sent to us by a friend.
Interactive Workshop Agenda Items:
- Our Greater San Diego Vision Update
- Preparing for the Future of San Diego
- Accommodating Expected Growth & Why Downtown Matters
- The Planning Process & Action Plan Moving Forward
San Diego is growing. Let’s plan responsibly together! To reserve a space in this town hall, please contact Jared Emmitt at the Downtown San Diego Partnership at (619) 234-0201 or email@example.com. For more information about “Our Downtown” Vision, please visit www.downtownsandiego.org.
(hat tip to Debbie Greene)