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Salinas Downtown Vibrancy Plan

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Downtown Salinas is poised for a new community-based vision plan for pedestrians, bicycles, traffic flow, sustainable parking and attractive sense of place. The proposed Vibrancy Plan is intended to address serious needs to update Downtown's infrastructure to assure pedestrian safety, calm vehicular traffic to encourage increased bicycle use, provide a sustainable parking strategy, and create a sense of place through art and culture that attracts visitors to a new, safe destination.

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Mission

While preserving the connection to History, Downtown Salinas will offer a vibrant place where the City’s past and future come together to create a healthy mix of residences, businesses, civic institutions, recreation and culture in a fun, safe and family-friendly setting.

Description

Downtown Salinas is poised for a fresh new vision that incorporates recent changes and addresses the challenges that have risen over the past two years. There is a serious need to update Downtown's infrastructure to assure pedestrian safety, calm vehicular traffic to encourage increased bicycle use, provide a sustainable parking strategy, and create a sense of place through art and culture that attracts visitors to a new safe destination. The Plan will rely strongly upon local stakeholder feedback through the use of a Downtown Stakeholders Team, and provide a funding and implementation strategy that emphasizes action.

Final Draft of the Downtown Vibrancy Plan is Here!​

Salinas Downtown Vibrancy Plan presents a clear and detailed vision for the future of the heart of Salinas. Its recommendations include new policies, processes and many new capital improvements Downtown that build on the momentum already a-buzz. It calls for a bold new Downtown that will attract new visitors, build homes for new residents and provide a safe, clean, and relaxing environment for their enjoyment.

​​The Downtown Vibrancy Plan was developed through an extensive outreach process and shaped by public input, in fact, nearly all of the ideas and concepts presented in the following plan were discovered through dialogue with residents, property owners, business owners, and other who cared to share their aspirations. Through this process, the plan evolved to include the following four major themes: Destination Downtown, Building the Heart of Salinas, Managing Parking Resources, and Stimulating Development Activity.​