So who is CCDC and what do they do? In a nutshell, the Centre City Development Corporation, is the governing body that helps and oversees Downtown San Diegos development. The public, non-profit organization was formed by the City of San Diego in 1975 and is involved in many aspects of the citys growth.
CCDC not only governs Downtowns redevelopment, but it also seeks projects that will help our young Downtown mature into a thriving city. This means that CCDC not only approves residential and commercial development plans, but it also plays a large role in the cultural and educationalsector. President Nancy Graham leads CCDCs 48 employees, which is supported by volunteers like myself, who work in the Downtown Information Center (DIC)
If you havent been to the DIC, I highly recommend you go and check it out. Not only does it have tons of valuable information, it has a really impressive model of Downtown. Its constantly being updated and allows you to see how much growth is actually going on. You can also find out about upcoming events, meetings and the citys future plans.
The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, for example, is a $228 million dollar CCDC (and Port of San Diego) governed project that will essentially revamp the entire northern waterfront. The current esplanade will be widened, the Broadway pier will be rebuilt, new stores will be established and roughly 1,800 trees will be planted. CCDC is also heavily responsible for the Childrens Museum, Tweet Street Park, the Downtown First-Time Homebuyer Program, the Quiet Zone Act and the Bayside Fire Station.
While there are decades of work ahead(and millions of dollars to be raised), those are just a few examples of why Downtown San Diego is, and will continue to be, one of the best cities in the world. To find out more about whats going on Downtown, check click here, or contact me.
And that, is who CCDC is.