The people of San Diego have spoken… and they like to ride their bikes!
… or, more specifically, they like Studio E Architects’s proposal for Bikeway Village in the south bay city of Imperial Beach – as the project was honored by Move San Diego in their 2013 awards program, CIRCULATE: New Directions for Complete Communities.
At a ceremony held last Tuesday evening at the new Central Library’s 9th floor event center, Bikeway Village pedaled home with one of three of Move San Diego’s “Complete Communities Awards” – bestowed upon projects that recognize and support the importance of multi-modal transit in their design. In front of a packed house that included local dignitaries and bicycling & transit advocates of all stripes, Studio E’s John Sheehan and Jim Janney, Mayor of Imperial Beach accepted the award on behalf of the project’s developer, Rex Butler.
Bikeway Village repurposes two nondescript concrete masonry warehouses— totaling almost 30,000 square feet of prime real estate adjacent to the San Diego Bay and the Bayshore Bikeway — as an alternative retail center focused on fitness and outdoor activities. Studio E’s design intentions include: bringing the Bay to the city through material selection, detailing and landscape design, enhancing views, and improving public access; creating a shared amenity that benefits bicyclists, strollers, birdwatchers, and retail patrons; and creating a model of sustainable redevelopment. For more on Bikeway Village, click here.
Move San Diego is a non-profit that organizes and serves a broad collaboration of people and organizations to prioritize, fund, and implement sustainable, healthy, convenient transportation and related land use solutions. To learn more about Move San Diego and their events and programs, click here.
All of us at Studio E Architects would like to express our sincere gratitude to the folks at Move San Diego for the honor and recognition!