Uptown Gateway District

San Diego, CA

The Uptown Gateway District is a community plan depicting a renewed and vibrant center for San Diego’s Hillcrest community. A 2015 update to the Uptown Community Plan proposed significant down zoning to all of Hillcrest, including its commercial core. The moratorium on future development discourages rejuvenation and encourages a mass migration of businesses to more dynamic parts of San Diego. The Uptown Gateway District plan introduces height to enhance a decaying public realm and promote revitalization and economic growth. Density allowances call for smaller, more affordable housing units with flexible parking standards to encourage use of public transportation and compliance with a newly passed Climate Action Plan.

Client: Uptown Gateway Council