One of the beautiful things about living in downtown San Diego is that this fine city is still growing it’s idenity and the community can help to mold this idenity into one complimenting it’s resident’s. The city has recently planned to cut a plan with a private developer to destruct and rebuild the 1960s-era Civic Center and create a new Civic Center. Two developer finalists are asking the publics opinion and feedback.
Why care? What is a Civic Center anyway?
A Civic Center is generally is a prominent space within a community that is constructed to be its focal point or center. Usually it contains one or more dominant public buildings, often times a government building and major permormance center. One of the most well known and well developed Civic Centers is the San Francisco’s Civic Center. San Francisco’s Civic Center is comprised of an area that contains many of the city’s largest government and cultural institutions. It has two large plazas; the Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza, and a number of buildings in classical architectural style. Their Civic Center includes City Hall,, Supreme Court of California, San Francisco Public Library, War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theater, Asian Art Museum and much more. It is a cultural hub of the highest form where all of the cities important decisions and events take place.
So what would you like to see developed?
Comment on the San Diego Civic Center project.
- March 13: 6:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium, Club Level, 9449 Friars Road.
- March 15: 10 a.m. at Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St.
Check out this Union Tribune article for more information….See You There!