PB EcoDistrict

beautifulPB promotes the EcoDistricts Model  for the PB community. Working at the neighborhood level, the EcoDistrict imperatives increase equity, resilience, and climate protection in Pacific Beach. 


About the EcoDistrict

Alignment with public policy

EcoDistrict goals are top local government priorities:

  • City of SD Neighborhood Economic Plan
  • City of SD Climate Action Plan with mobility and equity
  • VisionZero: transportation fatalities to zero
  • Affordable housing
  • Placemaking policy
  • Safe Routes to School


The generosity of grassroots volunteers has sustained EcoDistrict Development from achieving zero waste materials management to highlighting pedestrian crossings with collaborative community art administered by hundreds of volunteers. The organization has raised well over $600,000 across all sectors, and has tens of thousands committed into 2019 from JNFinancial, San Diego Credit Union, and local businesses. Karl Strauss and Amplified Ale produce a local Pathway Ale to sustain bPB efforts

Local engagement

beautifulPB has a stellar record of including local resident leadership via community organizations, direct contact, and events (ie. EcoDistrict Holiday Lane). It will expand engagement via its Art in Place program, outreach to business housing leaders. Partners include many with signed agreements (below) and collaborative history: Sustainability Matters, PB Planning Group, APA, ULI, MB Town Council, DiscoverPB , SavePB.org, Friends of Rose Creek, SD Audubon Society, and SD Coastkeeper.


EcoDistricts eliminate silos in the development field, impacting socioeconomic outcomes regardless of income. The result is systemic multi-level change. PB EcoDistrict to date defined and supported CAP policy, Placemaking Policy, Safe Routes and equity aims. Its success is partly its emphasis on resilient socioeconomic and ecological systems. A CIT provides opportunity underserved businesses, while environmental protection is resource-smart and minimizes long-term risk for those same businesses.

Documents and Resources

EcoDistrict Framework

EcoDistrict Community Partners commit to the EcoDistrict Principles and define their individual roles for strengthening our community foundation in the Declaration of Cooperation.

Project Design Cheklist

For EcoDistrict compatibility.

Declaration of Cooperation

beautifulPB in collaboration with the Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) developed a checklist for EcoDistrict compatibility. The checklist is used during project review by the PBPG.

Covid-19 Resource Guide

As of April 2020.