Cultural Village Plan
Community teams and partners have stepped up to work together on a cultural village plan. Beginning in 2010 this cultural village plan takes the planning for the Market-Euclid hub in southeastern San Diego to the next level. This fourth round of planning builds on the work that preceded it with the Euclid Place3s Plan, the EMAT Plan, and the City of Villages Plan. Each cycle of planning has solidified the action steps for the next set of priorities and at the same time deepened and broadened resident participation in envisioning the future of the community they want for themselves and for their children.
The teams working to change the Market-Euclid intersection envision this area as the center of a vibrant cultural village which includes a large-scale network of commercial, cultural, and residential projects. They are at work creating a landmark cultural destination – planned, designed, built, managed, serviced and owned by the community. When complete, the Cultural Village Plan will be submitted to the City of San Diego for inclusion in the larger Southeastern San Diego Community Plan.
What are the goals of the Cultural Village Plan?
The overall goal of the Cultural Village Plan is to create a detailed, holistic plan for development of a cultural village – with a focus on healthy living, supportive learning, compact design, walkability, transit-oriented development, equity, environmental sustainability, and resident ownership. The Plan will be a physical, social, civic, and economic map of a healthy village that celebrates culture and promotes cross-cultural understanding.
How will the planning be coordinated?
To keep the work comprehensive and connected, organizing networks will be formed through resident-led Village Planning Teams. These teams will develop goals, strategies, and outcomes for each planning area and build networks of non-profits, public sector and philanthropic partners to support and implement the plan. Project VOCAL (Voices of Community at All Levels), a network of community organizations and cultural groups will serve as a Coordinating Team to planning is connected across health, education, arts and culture, family support, safety, economics, the environment, and land use.
Phases of the Plan
The Village at Market Creek planning process includes three phases:
Phase 1 (July 2010 — June 2011): COMPLETED
Community Vision, Values and Principles, Land Use, Draft Plans for Mobility, Urban Design, Parks and Open Space
Phase 2 (July 2011 — June 2012): COMPLETED
Draft Plans for Economic Prosperity, Public Facilities, Conservation, LEED Neighborhood, Noise, Historic Preservation and Community Health
Phase 3 (January 2012 — December 2012):
Arts & Culture, Education, and Safety
Phase 4 (January 2013 — June 2013):
Implementation Plan—Programs, Resources & Funding, and Outcome Indicators