Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects
Smart Growth Design Guidelines
The quality of a community’s design can make the difference between a sense of overcrowding and a feeling of vibrancy. This is particularly true where smart growth development principles result in more intense development and a greater mix of uses.
Designing for Smart Growth, Creating Great Places in the San Diego Region is a valuable resource for policymakers, local agency planning and engineering staff, developers, and interested citizens that shows how good design can contribute to the quality of life in the San Diego region.
The guidelines address the importance of design in maintaining and enhancing community character and in creating great public places. It serves as both a primer and a technical reference. Among the subjects covered are such community defining topics as site design, and street design and parking to support mixed use development and a variety of transportation options.
Designing for Smart Growth, Creating Great Places in the San Diego Region was accepted by the SANDAG Board of Directors on June 26, 2009. The document is available for download below.
- Title Page & Introduction
- Designing for the Region
- Site Design
- Building Design
- Multimodal Streets
- Transit Stations
- Civic Buildings
- Parks and Civic Space
- Smart Growth Scorecard
This report also is available on CD by contacting the SANDAG Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with local jurisdictions, SANDAG held two workshops during the development of the guidelines to solicit feedback on the initial effort to draw up the guidelines. The presentation and display boards from the workshops are available below as downloads.
- Presentation: Designing for Smart Growth
- Display Board: Smart Growth Principles
- Display Board: Smart Growth Place Types
- Display Board: Site and Building Design
- Display Board: Mutilmodal Street Design
- Display Board: Sustainable Design
- Display Board: Smart Growth Scorecard
Stephan Vance, Senior Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1924, Email: email@example.com
For media inquiries, please contact David Hicks at (619) 699-6939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.