Downtown has become the center of life for the San Diego region. Its continued growth contributes to the vitality and economic success of San Diego, while adding much needed housing units to the region at a variety of affordability levels, allowing more people to live close to work, transit, recreation, and culture, creating equal access to opportunities and resources thus creating a Downtown for all of us.
Updated January, 2023
The Urban Division of the Development Services Department provides the planning and development functions to implement the vision of the Downtown Community Plan. With key partnerships and unique programs, our team provides a streamlined review process and focused approach for Downtown projects.