Studio Gang will return to Seaside Creates on Thursday at 12:30 pm.
Last month, residents and key stakeholders participated in feedback sessions with the City of Seaside and consultant Studio Gang to listen and learn from individual residents, representatives from environmental groups, local schools and the business community who shared important ideas and insights about the City of Seaside and the potential impact of a new Civic Campus that places together a new City Hall, County Justice Center, and community facilities.
Several themes emerged from those discussions that highlight important considerations for the Study, including, but not limited to:
Need for careful attention to environmental impact
Interest in enhancing awareness, appreciation, and interaction with local natural resources and wildlife habitat in a sustainable way
Interest in telling Seaside’s story from an inclusive range of perspectives
Desire to celebrate Seaside’s rich, multicultural identity
Importance of Fort Ord as a recreational resource
Support for increased transparency and easier access to government services
Importance of adequate mobility and transit to enhance access to a civic campus
Preservation of ocean views and ensuring public access to those views
As a result, the following four goals were the guiding principles for the design studies; Nature & Local Ecology, Civic Identity, View sheds and Access and Opportunity.
This Thursday, Studio Gang will be returning to Seaside to present the preliminary findings, goals, and illustrations from the Study. Clear your calendar and join us for the next Seaside Chat, a public dialogue meeting at the Seaside Creates office (656 Broadway Ave) this Thursday, May 2nd at 12:30 pm to hear the preliminary findings and to share more opinions. Lunch and simultaneous Spanish translation services will be provided.
Please come for the presentation, stay for the discussion, and sign up to stay part of the conversation in the future.