The Character of Infill: A Case Study of Hillcrest's Uptown Shopping Center

by: jlngo
March 9, 2010
DOI: 10.4016/16502.01
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Conference:
Urban Expo 2010
Key findings:
Community participation in the design of the development was essential to its success. The participation of the public sector in creating redeveloping an empty big-box lot recaptured lost space for the community. The public sector, the City of San Diego and a number of local community groups, in partnership with private developers Oliver McMillan and Odmark & Thelan, took a proactive role in developing the site into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development. This community-focus design effort was essential to the way in which the site was developed and it is this focus that has arguably been key to the site’s success. By creating a pedestrian-scale development, breaking down the masses of the building and lining University Avenue with storefronts, the site provides public space suited to the larger context of Hillcrest.
Description:
As new undeveloped land becomes scarce in San Diego and the economic downturn has put pressure on existing developments, particularly retail and... » More