The consulting team from Sasaki brought their plan to the convention center this afternoon. There was a huge crowd, nearly filling Meeting Room 5 at 2 P.M. on a Monday afternoon.
The Plan brings light rail all the way to the Dome site. Medium-density redevelopment along 19th Street. The Oceanfront redevelopment focuses on the block between Atlantic and Pacific Avenues. The streetcar for Pacific Avenue was dropped, with buses going one direction each on Atlantic and Pacific.
The SAP will be tweaked before going to the Planning Commission. Items brought up: needs to be more bicycle-friendly, more green space along 19th Street, and more youth areas.
Humorous moment: Reba McClanan showed up. Think she's sweating?
The SAP should soon be on the City's website for download.