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By: Ryan Ponce On: January 18, 2023 In: Cortez Hill, Downtown San Diego, East Village, Lifestyle Comments: 0

East Village Green Has Started Construction

The much anticipated East Village Green project has started construction! This is a very exciting time in East Village because the neighborhood is growing rapidly. The project, designed by OJB and Safdie Rabines Architects, is a 4.1 acre urban park that is tailored towards meeting the needs of this growing community. East Village Green will include a community center, children’s park, off-leash dog areas, cafés, plazas, multiple lawn areas, a performance pavilion and underground parking.

One thing that I like about this project is the thought that went into creating a sense of community. The designers of the park used their interactive website and held community outreach workshops in order to gather information as to what the residents were looking for. They really wanted to design a project that fit the community’s vision of an urban park.

East Village Green

  • 4.1-Acre Urban Park
  • 14,200 sq ft Community Center
  • Children’s Playground with an interactive water feature
  • Off-Leash Dog Parks
  • Central Lawn Area known as “Great Lawn” with Performance Pavilion
  • Game/Reading Area
  • Public Restrooms with an Attendant Booth
  • Pedestrian Improvements along 14th
  • Two Levels of Underground Public Parking

*Plans subject to change.

More Details on East Village Green

East Village Green started moving forward as of August 2022. The official website projects completion early-mid 2025. OJB is the landscape architect for the park and Safdie Rabines is  the architect for the community center. We reached out to OJB Landscape Architecture for more information on the project. They said that the project will consist of two phases.

  • Phase One – This phase will be focused on creating an expansive park setting. This phase includes the Community Center, Performance Pavilion, Great Lawn, Children’s Park, Bark Bar, café, and public restrooms.
  • Phase Two – They plan on taking the existing substation building and moving it underground. This would allow for additional park space where the existing substation is.

The current neighborhood is in transition and they are expecting the area to evolve into a mixed-use community of nearly 30,000 residents over the next decade. This park will be a staple to the neighborhood and the goal is to create a sense of community around the space. East Village is growing rapidly and I am excited to see the transformation!

Renderings of East Village Green

Courtesy of OJB Landscape Architecture 

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Give me a call today at (619) 228-6790 or email me at Ryan@livingthesandiegolife.com for more information or to schedule a tour of the neighborhood!

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