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Downtown San Diego Partnership reaches out to plan for future growth

SAN DIEGO -- To some, Downtown San Diego is a treasure to explore; to others it is a tangle of cars and crowds. Either way, Downtown possesses some of the city’s finest resources for residents, visitors and employees. The Downtown San Diego Partnership and San Diego Foundation co-hosted a town hall meeting in Uptown to discuss how to develop and integrate Downtown resources.

The Downtown Partnership is in the process of holding several town-hall style meetings over three months, including the April 30 meeting in Hillcrest. The goal is to take feedback from the greater San Diego region – called “stakeholders” – to develop an action plan to work with future growth.

“We believe that only through collaboration of all stakeholders can we truly craft a representative plan,” Downtown Partnership President and CEO Kris Michell said in a press release. “The conversation moves from Downtown outward to our regional communities.”

At the April 30 meeting, which was to solicit input from Hillcrest, Mission Hills and Old Town residents, Michell said they were working to “gather ideas” regarding greater San Diego and “how Downtown can fit” into those ideas.

“Downtown is a neighborhood at the same time that is a regional resource,” she said. Upcoming town halls will be held in North Park May 23, City Heights May 29 and Kensington and Normal Heights May 30, among others.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.