San Diego Civic Center Facilities Needs Assessment

San Diego, California

Seeking to reduce the long-term costs of housing its downtown workforce, the City of San Diego and the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) engaged Gensler to conduct a Facilities Needs Assessment to evaluate the possible development of a new civic center and mixed-use complex. After quantifying the staff and space needs required over a 50-year period and addressing critical adjacency needs for internal departments and public-facing requirements, Gensler recommended the creation of a new, efficient civic center that reduces occupancy costs, improves public access and governmental transparency, and aligns workspaces to support departmental needs.

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