The nearly 180-page document is divided into several areas: historic preservation, land use, mobility, urban design, economic prosperity, public safety, recreation, conservation and noise. The plan was developed in collaboration with Old Town stakeholders and City staff and incorporates changes to meet the goals of the City’s Climate Action Plan.
Some of the changes in the proposed Community Plan update are highlighting Old Town as more of a residential community, improving pedestrian and bicycle connections to key community destinations and looking for more opportunities for visitor-oriented parking.
The updated Community Plan includes measures to increase use of transit, improve commuter walking and biking opportunities and targets transit-oriented development within transit priority areas.
“Old Town is unique to San Diego, serving as both a major historical destination and a residential community. I’m pleased that the updates included in this community plan will add much needed density to our housing stock and strengthen walking and biking connections between this community, the adjacent Midway community, and San Diego River Park,” said City Councilmember Chris Ward.
Old Town is a historic and cultural destination for visitors and contains several historically designated landmarks including Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Heritage County Park and Presidio Regional Park.
The plan was last updated in the late 1980s.
To see the complete plan please go to www.sandiego.gov/oldtownupdate.