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 Why the Downtown Community Plan is a Crisis in Planning

The Downtown Community Plan will not provide enough parks.

Based on the proposed Downtown Community Plan, downtown San Diego will be over 400 acres short of park land, and about $8.5 billion short of needed funding:

Downtown Plan image

Detailed information can be
found in Friends of San Diego's
City Park Land Document
* This analysis is based on:
  • existing General Plan standards
  • the draft Downtown Community Plan (“Plan”) dated June 2005
  • information provided by the Park and Recreation Dept in their letter to CCDC dated 9/12/05
  • Centre City Public Facilities Financing Plan, dated 4/1/05 (used to determine cost of acquiring and developing parkland downtown, and the park demands from non-residential development)