Downtown Riverside Specific Plan
Client: City of Riverside
This comprehensive, area-wide specific plan addresses land use, urban design, circulation, parking, streetscapes and gateways, historic preservation, arts and culture, housing strategies, and economic profiles and strategies for revitalization for Downtown Riverside. Downtown is the historic and cultural heart of Riverside and the Inland Empire, as well as the center of financial, government and judicial activities. It also includes several historic residential neighborhoods. The plan establishes key linkages between the cultural facilities, open spaces and neighborhoods in the downtown. The planning approach helped the community define a new vision for their downtown as well as identify key sites for redevelopment to trigger downtown revitalization.
The Downtown Riverside Specific Plan received a Planning Implementation Award from the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association (APA) and an Award of Merit from the California State APA.