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City aims to start bidding to construct East Village Green park this summer

Posted at 4:21 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 19:24:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — City officials hope to get the construction process for a proposed downtown park, aimed at being an anchor for San Diego's East Village, off the ground this summer.

The proposed 4.1-acre, $46 million East Village Green will sit between F and G Streets stretching from 13th St. to 15th St.

The massive stretch of green space in the heart of downtown San Diego will feature an 11,000-square-foot multi-use lawn, plaza and fountain areas, children's garden, 14,200-square-foot community center, dog parks, and room for food facilities, according to development plans.

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The green would also include an underground parking structure for 200 vehicles.

"The City will be maintaining and programming East Village Green, and Civic [San Diego] hopes to start the bid solicitation process in late summer," according to Kimberly Moore with Civic San Diego.

Plans show an additional multi-use lawn, children's garden, and casual park space in the park's future. Part of the construction process will also involve restoring nearby historic homes, which sit at the corner of F and 15th Streets.

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The city hopes to begin construction by early 2021. Renderings and phase development plans can be seen here.

Officials say the park has the ability to serve as a way to give East Village's residents an "engaging and interactive" place for community events and daily use.