Members of the public are invited to share their ideas about improving the appearance and accessibility of downtown Chula Vista at two upcoming meetings scheduled for July 14 and 17. The meetings begin the design process for the Third Avenue Streetscape Plan, an effort to beautify the downtown and improve pedestrian and bicycle access between E and H Streets.
Meetings will be held at the Norman Park Senior Center (270 F Street) on Monday, July 14 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 a.m. The morning session includes a walking tour of Third Avenue. Participants will be asked for their impressions and suggestions concerning the location of trees, benches, bike racks, planters and other additions to the Third Avenue corridor.
Chula Vista’s Urban Core Specific Plan (UCSP) provides the framework for streetscape improvements along city sidewalks in the downtown area. When it’s completed, the Third Avenue Streetscape Plan will focus on the details.
Improvements will be influenced by the art-deco style referenced in the UCSP. Preliminary designs will be displayed at the Lemon Festival on August 10 for public review and feedback. A final Third Avenue Streetscape Master Plan should be submitted for City Council approval by the end of the year.
For more information, contact Steve Power at (619) 409-5864.