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Title: Downtown San Diego Needs Assessment for Open Space, Parks and Recreational Opportunities


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Downtown San Diego Needs Assessment forOpen
Space, Parks and Recreational Opportunities
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Purpose
  • To understand needs of both existing and
    projected population (from 30,000 to 90,000
    residents, 75,000 - 168,000 workforce,
    visitors)
  • To build community consensus regarding needs
  • To translate needs into programs for both
    existing and proposed parks
  • Existing downtown system not meeting current
    needs
  • Planning to add /- 52 acres of new parks

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Needs and Priorities Assessments (Triangulation)
Quantitative
NEEDS
Observations
Qualitative
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Process/ Methodology
  • I. Existing Conditions Analysis
  • Existing Data Review
  • Site Visits
  • II. Qualitative Assessment Techniques
  • Public Workshops (2)
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Recreation Provider Interviews
  • Intercept Interviews
  • Childrens Workshop

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Process/ Methodology
  • III. Quantitative Techniques
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Public Opinion Surveys Residents, Workers,
    Visitors
  • Benchmarking
  • IV. Trends Analysis
  • Demographics
  • Recreation Trends
  • Growth
  • Employment
  • Lifestyles

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Process/ Methodology
  • V. Open Space Development Program
  • Community-wide Development Program
  • Neighborhood Development Program(s)
  • Civic/ Core
  • Columbia
  • Convention Center
  • Cortez
  • East Village
  • Horton Gaslamp
  • Little Italy
  • Marina

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I. Existing Conditions Data Review
  • San Diego Downtown Community Plan
  • Complete Community Complete Mobility Plan
  • Recreation Element of the General Plan
  • Centre City Planned District Ordinance
  • North Embarcadero Visionary Plan
  • San Diego Association of Governments Demographics
    Projections (SANDAG)
  • And many more

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DCP Open Space System Vision
  • Comprehensive Open Space System w/ Diverse Range
    of Outdoor Opportunities
  • Public Open Space Within Walking Distance
  • Improved Accessibility to Waterfront, Balboa Park
  • New Parks and Public Space to be Harmonious,
    Inspirational and Source of Pride Engage
    Community
  • Comprehensive Maintenance Program

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Priority Needs Data Review
  • Bicycle/ skating trails
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Sidewalks / walkable streets
  • Waterfront access
  • Transit

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Site Visits
  • Neighborhood/ Community Context
  • Role/ Function Within the Overall System
  • Individual Function as a Successful Public Space

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Site Evaluation Criteria
  • Existing Uses/ Site Features
  • Adjacent Land Uses, Potential Joint Use
    Opportunities
  • Access and Linkages
  • Comfort and Image
  • Uses and Sociability
  • Opportunities to Meet Recreational, Social Needs

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General Observations
  • Many parks do not function as people places -
    over-designed, lack human comforts
  • Need more multi-use, flexible spaces with better
    furnishings and amenities outdoor living
    rooms
  • Need better bicycle/ pedestrian connectivity
  • Need to address homeless population

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High Priority Needs Site Visits, Analysis
  • Bicycle/skating trails
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Sidewalks / walkable streets
  • Waterfront access
  • Address homelessness
  • Concessions/ food in parks
  • Signage/ wayfinding

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II. Qualitative Techniques
  • Public Workshops (2) ( /- 100 participants)
  • Stakeholder Interviews ( /- 58 participants)
  • Recreation Provider Interviews ( /- 12)
  • Intercept Interviews ( /- 20)
  • Childrens Workshop

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Priority Needs - Public Workshops, May 28,29
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Playgrounds or tot lots
  • Jogging paths
  • Bicycle/ skating trails
  • Community/ recreation centers
  • Dog parks
  • Natural areas
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pools/ aquatic centers

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Stakeholder Interviews
  • AIA, APA, ASLA
  • Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative
  • Barrio Logan
  • Bright Horizons
  • Business High School
  • CCDC Board, Staff
  • Center City
  • Citizens Coordinate for Century 3
  • San Diego City Council, Staff
  • Commission for Arts and Culture
  • Convention and Visitors Industry
  • Downtown Partnership
  • Father Joes Village
  • Churches and Schools
  • Convention Center
  • City, County Parks and Recreation
  • San Diego Symphony
  • SANDAG
  • SD-Fun
  • Others

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Priority Needs Stakeholder Interviews
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Bicycle/ skating trails
  • Sidewalks/ walkable streets
  • Playgrounds or tot lots
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Community/ recreation centers
  • Jogging paths
  • Swimming pools/ aquatic centers
  • Baseball/softball fields
  • Restrooms
  • Basketball/ sports courts
  • Historic/ cultural centers

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Priority Needs Recreation Providers
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Jogging paths
  • Playgrounds or tot lots
  • Sidewalks/ walkable streets
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Transit
  • Soccer fields/ athletic fields
  • Youth/ teen centers

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Priority Needs Intercept Interviews
  • Playgrounds or tot lots
  • Address homelessness
  • Historic/ cultural centers
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Interactive fountain/ water play
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Picnic areas
  • Fishing piers

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Priority Needs - Childrens Workshop
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Basketball/ sport courts
  • Interactive fountain/ water play
  • Playgrounds and tot lots
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer fields/ athletic fields
  • Concessions/ food in parks

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Priority Needs Qualitative Techniques
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Playgrounds / tot lots
  • Bicycle and Skating Trails
  • Dog parks
  • Sidewalks / walkable streets
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Basketball courts
  • Community / rec centers
  • Jogging paths
  • Soccer / athletic fields
  • Baseball / softball fields

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III. Quantitative Techniques
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Public Opinion Surveys Residents, Workers,
    Visitors
  • Benchmarking

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Spatial Analysis
  • Public Space ¼ mi
  • Playground ¼ mi
  • Walking trail ¼ m
  • Off-leash dog park ¼ mi
  • Waterfront ½, 1 mi
  • Programmed athletic fields ½, 1, 2 mi

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Off leash dog walking areas
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Access to athletic fields and recreation centers
1/2 mile
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Access to athletic fields and recreation centers
1 mile
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Water access 1 mile with barrier
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Water access 1 mile without barrier
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Priority Needs Spatial Analysis
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Jogging paths
  • Playgrounds/ tot lots
  • Better waterfront access

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Public Opinion Survey - Residents
  • Mailed to 4000 downtown households, followed by
    electronic voice message, phone calls
  • 960 completed surveys
  • 95 confidence level, /- 3.2 precision

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Priority Needs Residents Survey
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Natural areas
  • Jogging paths
  • Bicycle/skating trails
  • Historic/ cultural centers
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Hiking trails
  • Sidewalks/ walkable streets
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Swimming pools/ aquatic centers
  • Picnic areas
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming beaches
  • Health/ fitness facility

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Top Priorities by Neighborhood
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Public Opinion Survey Workers, Visitors
  • 200 Intercept Surveys (100 workers, 100 visitors)
  • Priority needs
  • Natural areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Historic/ cultural centers
  • Outdoor seating areas

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Priority Needs Quantitative Techniques
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Dog parks/ dog runs
  • Playgrounds / tot lots
  • Sidewalks / walkable streets
  • Bicycle and Skating Trails
  • Jogging paths
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Historic / cultural centers
  • Natural areas (access to)
  • Swimming / aquatic centers
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming beaches
  • Hiking trails

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IV. Trends Analysis
  • Growth, Demographics, Employment
  • Lifestyles
  • Trends

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Growth, Demographics, Employment
  • /- 49,000 new downtown residents by 2030
  • Median age increasing from 43.3 to 46.7 yrs
  • Increase in Hispanics, Asians decrease in
    Whites, Blacks
  • Household size will remain small (1.5 persons)
  • Income will rise disparity will increase
  • 80 non-traditional family composition
  • 31 increase in hotel rooms
  • Increasing retail and service employment

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Lifestyle and Trends Analysis
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Priority Needs Summary
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Dog parks
  • Playgrounds / tot lots
  • Sidewalks / walkable streets
  • Bicycle and Skating Trails
  • Jogging paths
  • Picnic areas
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Swimming / aquatic centers
  • Community / rec centers
  • Historic / cultural centers
  • Natural areas (access to)

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V. Open Space Development Program
  • Community-wide
  • Neighborhoods

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Community-wide Program (15 minute walk)
  • A centrally located community or recreation
    center
  • A swimming pool or aquatic center
  • Athletic fields
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Historical or cultural center
  • Signage and wayfinding system

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Neighborhood Program (5 10 minute walk)
  • Jogging paths (5 min)
  • Sidewalks/walkable streets (5 min)
  • Outdoor seating areas (5 min)
  • Multi-purpose open space
  • Dog parks and dog runs
  • Playgrounds/tot lots
  • Bicycle/skating trails
  • Picnic areas
  • Access to natural areas, waterfront and hiking
    trails

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Example Civic Core Area
  • Multi-purpose open space east of 3rd Ave
  • Jogging paths
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Walkable streets
  • Enhanced access to natural areas, waterfront,
    hiking trails

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Summary
  • There is a need for both community-wide and
    neighborhood parks, open spaces and recreational
    facilities
  • Both existing and future parks and open spaces
    should be (re)designed to meet these needs
  • Access and amenities are critical
  • Street right-of-ways provide a great opportunity
    to enhance recreation opportunities and quality
    of life
  • Properly designed parks and open spaces the
    public realm - can improve the physical, social
    and economic sustainability of downtown

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Downtown San Diego Needs Assessment forOpen
Space, Parks and Recreational Opportunities
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