This past spring, over 600 Santa Rosans provided their visions for downtown. That input has shaped three alternative approaches to land use, connectivity, and design downtown. Now we need your help to choose the best features to combine in a Preferred Plan Concept around which to update the Plan. Over the summer, you’ll have multiple opportunities to weigh in. Help choose the future of downtown!

+ What is an alternative?

The alternatives represent different scenarios for future land use mix, connectivity, and design downtown. Each is designed to highlight different opportunities and tradeoffs to test various strategies and help people think about which strategies to include in the updated Plan.

+ HOW WERE THESE ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPED?

The alternatives were shaped by public input gathered this past spring at community workshops, neighborhood meetings, pop-up outreach events, online surveys, and other community engagement strategies. To read more about outreach techniques and themes emerging from public input, click here.

+ I DON'T SEE AN IDEA THAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME IN THE ALTERNATIVES. ARE THESE CONCEPTS FINAL?

The alternatives are a vehicle for testing different options and strategies that can achieve the project objectives and they are designed to provoke thought and discussion on concepts that could be incorporated into the Plan. We need your input to choose the best features to combine in a Preferred Plan Concept to guide the Plan update. Feel free to mix and match concepts from Alternatives 1-3 or add your own ideas.

+ HOW CAN I GIVE INPUT?

Over the summer, there will be multiple opportunities to give your feedback on the alternatives. Join us for a community workshop on July 29 or share your thoughts in the comment boxes on the Alternatives pages (links below). City staff, consultants, and CAC members will also be doing pop up outreach at events around the community and there will be two web-based surveys this summer. Sign up for the mailing list or check the website for updates! You are also welcome to contact Patrick Streeter at any time.

Click onthe links below to learn more about the alternatives and share your thoughts.

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Click on the icons below for more details about each of the alternatives