Central Waterfront Concept Plan
Over the past year, residents, businesses, neighborhood groups, local agencies and non-profits, the Planning Department staff and a team of consultants have collaboratively grappled with difficult issues regarding the development of the Central Waterfront. We've worked together to imagine a better neighborhood, discussed the issues facing the city and neighborhood, listened as people shared their ideas and concerns, and sought experts to help us find good solutions. These explorations have addressed critical issues concerning the future of industry in the area, the role of this neighborhood in the City's context, how the area's land use patterns can build off of transportation infrastructure to support local residents and businesses, and how to create a physical place capable of being both an enriching pedestrian-friendly neighborhood and a thriving place of business.
Presented here are the essential components of a Concept Plan that synthesizes the results of these explorations: a land use program, transportation strategies, and an urban design framework. The images and descriptions on this page represent a series of concepts that were presented for review by community members at a series of workshops in September. We are currently refining these proposals based on comments from community members.
If you would like to comment on any of these proposals, please contact us.