From the utsandiego.com:
CARLSBAD — Carlsbad is set to host a series of events beginning Wednesday asking the public to share their ideas for future development in the Village and Barrio neighborhoods.
The city is preparing a new master plan for the downtown area that will set guidelines for development. Officials said they hope the master plan will connect business, entertainment and residential districts into one comprehensive area. The Village and Barrio are Carlsbad’s oldest neighborhoods, located along the coast between the Buena Vista Lagoon and Tamarack Avenue and come together along Oak Avenue.
Earlier this year, the city hired Dover, Kohl & Partners, a Florida-based firm, to draft the plan.
The firm will hold several events over the coming week, including two hands-on design sessions, walk-in technical meetings with the design team, an open house and a work-in-progress presentation.
“We’re reaching out very broadly and inviting everyone to come,” said Jason King, senior project director with the firm.
During the hands-on design session, residents will get crash course on traditional planning, smart growth and community revitalization. Then, they will be asked to work with their neighbors to shape their vision for the Village and Barrio. The Village area will be discussed from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and the Barrio area from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Both session will be held at the Carlsbad Senior Center.
For the design and technical meetings, residents are invited to stop by the studio — at the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Village Terrace meeting room — to talk with the design team and provide input. The studio will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Sunday through Sept. 17. On Sunday, the hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An open house to review community input will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the meeting room at the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Village Terrace. The work-in-progress presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Carlsbad Village Theatre.
For more information, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/villagebarrio.