In December 2016, the City of Seaside entered into a Purchase and Sale agreement with the KB Bakewell Development Partnership to develop ~85 net acres on the former Fort Ord Army Base. This development is directly south of the California State University – Monterey Bay campus, and will be designed to provide arts, entertainment, retail, recreation and housing opportunities to students, faculty and to the region at large.
We are seeking your help in designing the new Campus Town Specific Plan. In fact, we want your help so much that we will be having a week-long effort to develop an innovative and inspiring plan for this project!
We invite you to participate by attending our Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening meetings - but also to drop in anytime on the schedule below to tell us what you think of the design, make suggestions and see those ideas unfold in real time. We even plan to have a live stream so you can participate from anywhere! (Technology willing!)
WHEN: October 30 to November 3, 2017.
WHERE: Soper Field Center at 220 Coe Ave, Seaside
SCHEULE: See below or click the schedule for a more detailed schedule
The proposed Project area is ~85 net acres near the freeway interchange at Lightfighter Avenue and Highway 1. Bounded by Lightfighter to the north, Gigling road to the South, 1st Avenue to the West and 8th Avenue to the East, this large infill project will replace a dilapidated portion of the former Fort Ord Army Base. Most of the property will have views of the Monterey Bay, Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough and the Fort Ord National Monument. The property is immediately to the south of the CSUMB Campus and only minutes from most of the popular Monterey Bay visitor attractions.
With This Project The City Desires To:
a) Create a strong “sense of place” and community identity that integrates well with the adjacent University;
b) Increase the availability of arts and entertainment destinations, work opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities, housing opportunities and visitor opportunities available to students and faculty at the University and to the region as a whole;
c) Provide quality housing for those working at the university and those working throughout the region in such a way that transit, bicycling, ride-sharing and other transportation options are viable for the residents of this development;
d) Provide new employment and mixed-use opportunities for the region; and
e) Attract visitors, regional shoppers and high quality employment opportunities to strengthen the City’s tax base.