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CHAPTER 5 Supporting the Vision’s Goals

Big Ideas Rich, Vibrant Infill Development Weave together all that we love about welldesigned neighborhoods – layout, multiple uses, walkability, vibrancy, proximity to transit options, and the sense of community. Then leverage new technology and develop neighborhoods to be rich with energy and life. As an example, nearly two-thirds of Show Your Love responses agreed that Qualcomm Stadium could be redeveloped into a vibrant new town center with jobs and housing.

#2: Housing Options Match What People Want and Can Afford Potential strategies to achieve goal #2: 1. Continue to develop and refine region-wide goals for the amount and type of housing needed for the long-term growth. 2. Enhance regional collaboration to identify locations to accommodate growth, through expanded development in existing communities, and strategic new growth. 3. Continue to identify and reduce barriers (regulatory costs, uncertainty, and approval delay) to housing development. 4. Reduce transportation costs by locating more new housing near jobs and public transportation, and new jobs and public transportation near housing. 5. Reduce household utility costs by helping residents identify ways to save energy and water.

credit: Fregonese Associates

Potential new development replacing Qualcomm Stadium, as depicted in the online choosing.

6. Explore elements of Our Greater San Diego Vision to include in the next RCP update. Supporting actions to consider: • Expand transportation investments that align housing growth with existing and future transit. • Work with larger employers to implement EmployerAssisted Housing Programs. • Promote small-scale infill, such as mother-in-law apartments. • Set local and regional housing goals that result in a mix of price and type. • Explore a variety of approaches, including increased rentals, co-housing, ground leases, and land trusts. • Explore cooperative housing agreements between local jurisdictions. • Collaboratively identify and pursue government grants, financing, infrastructure assistance, and tax credits.

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Our Greater San Diego Vision

Our Greater San Diego Vision-Full Report  

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