Mira Mesa Community Plan Update
Through an as-needed contract with the City of San Diego, Dudek prepared a comprehensive update to the Mira Mesa Community Plan, updating all of the plan’s elements and providing urban design services for four focus areas within the community.
- City of San Diego
- Mira Mesa (San Diego), California
- Spanning 10,500 acres
- 80,000 residents
- 80,000 jobs
- Unanimously approved by the San Diego City Council
Mira Mesa is located between Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar on the south and Los Peñasquitos Canyon on the north, and between the I-805 and I-15 freeways. At approximately 10,500 acres, Mira Mesa is the largest and most populous of the City of San Diego’s 50 community plan areas with over 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs. The updated Community Plan is needed to address growth, community needs, and infrastructure demand; enhance quality of life, and take action for the environment.
Dudek tested and illustrated new approaches to land use, development standards, and mobility improvements to revitalize four focus areas and retrofit suburban shopping centers with transit-supportive uses and development typologies. Dudek also assisted with advisory committee meetings to educate and inform the public on how urban design can be used in the public realm and provided examples of suburban retrofit concepts. Additionally, we prepared electronic 3D urban design concept models for each of the four focus areas.
The Plan was unanimously approved by the San Diego City Council in December 2022. As one of the largest communities of San Diego in land area, population, and employment, the Mira Mesa Community Plan provides the framework to increase housing supply, reduce automobile dependency, and allow aging suburban malls to reemerge as walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods.
Burbank Complete Streets Plan
“Complete Our Streets” is the City of Burbank’s Complete Streets Plan for future street improvements citywide. Funded by a Sustainable Communities Grant from Caltrans, the Plan implements the City’s General Plan Mobility Element and identifies goals, policies, guidelines, and an implementation plan for future right-of-way projects. The Plan prioritizes and locates improvements to connectivity, access, and safety in areas of greatest need first—Burbank’s downtown core, disadvantaged communities, transit districts, and neighborhood schools.View Project