The vision for the boardwalk revitalization began as dream for Chris Olson, local resident and member of the PB Planning Group. He started the conversation about the project and through many community meetings a consensus for change was developed. A group of volunteer professional planners & designers from the local community was formed to develop and present the ideas gathered from the community meetings. These ideas have already been presented to the following community groups:
Pacific Beach Town Council, February 15, 2012
Discover PB, March 13, 2012
Pacific Beach Planning Group, March 28, 2012
Mission Beach Precise Planning Board, June 19, 2012
Kevin Faulconer’s Office, ongoing
The goal of this process is to involve all of the stakeholders and concerned parties so that the resulting project reflects Pacific Beach as a whole and the ideas and concerns of all are taken into consideration. There has been a particular effort to involve the property owners, business owners and residents in the immediate area of the project. While this project will live completely in the public right of way, it is very important that the adjacent parties are part of the process.
Letters of support have already been obtained from many of the community groups and a report containing all of the ideas and work so far is being compiled. The next step is a feasibility study which will provide vital information about the future of the project. This study will include a traffic and parking study which will provide the hard facts on what can be done in this area. The feasibility study will also include: Landscape Master Plans, a Base File Survey and Civil Impacts Analysis, Code Research & Analysis, a Community Sustainability Report and Cost Estimating.
Community Meetings to Date:
There have been over 30 meetings with community groups, stakeholders and organizations to receive input and gain support.
Submit for Planning Grants to further refine the Conceptual Plan to a schematic Design. Continue with Community input through this process and address implementation issues.
SANDAG Grant Proposal:
The following community groups have already issued letters of support for the conceptual plan and further necessary feasibility studies.
The Pacific Beach Town Council
The Pacific Beach Planning Group
The Mission Beach Precise Planning Board
SUBSEQUENT TO THESE ACTIVITIES IN THE EARLY YEARS, A SERIES OF MILESTONES HAVE TAKEN PLACE THAT ARE SUMMARIZED HERE