San Diego to issue request for bids for $46M park

California – The City of San Diego plans to start the bid solicitation process in late summer for a $46 million downtown park. The proposed 4.1-acre East Village Green will sit between F and G Streets stretching from 13th Street to 15th Street.
Some of the features of the new park include:
  • An 8,500-square-foot children’s play area with an interactive water feature and play equipment;
  • An 820-square-foot, shaded performance pavilion for outdoor performances;
  • An 11,000-square-foot multi-purpose lawn that is surrounded by sitting areas and table tennis;
  • A 14,200-square-foot, two-story neighborhood community center. The building will house a half basketball court that doubles as an auditorium, a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes, a yoga studio, city staff offices, public restrooms and other community spaces. It will be programmed by the city’s parks and recreation department.
  • A paid parking garage with 185 spaces underneath the west block;
  • Separate-but-adjacent off-leash dog parks; and,
  • Two cafe buildings operated by a third-party vendor.
The city hopes to begin construction by early 2021. Renderings and phase development plans can be seen here.