Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision

Dublin, CA | retail/mixed use | urban design/planning

A new vision for downtown Dublin brings a sense of pride to a suburban community.

The City of Dublin selected ELS in partnership with Urban Field Studio, to develop an actionable urban design plan for their downtown. The resulting Preferred Vision includes a new and extensive street grid network, including a main street experience, a new town square, and a mix of supportive land uses such as retail, office, hotel, and residential. The plan will create a focal point and sense of place for the surrounding community. The district is anchored by a town square, a one-acre park envisioned with surrounding shops and restaurants. Featuring open space designed for activation, the town square could host classes, concerts, movies, markets, and other events. Surrounding the square, a new street grid breaks down existing blocks into smaller, more walkable segments, lined with active ground-floor uses. The mixed-use format of the proposed downtown helps diversify the economic base of the entire district, inviting a range of activity and creating the flexibility to endure changing economic conditions. The Preferred Vision reflects influence and support from both private and public sectors and will guide future development, elevating the City’s ability to be a regional destination for jobs, housing, and cultural activities.


Honor Award, AIA California Urban Design Awards

Project Stats
  • Client

    City of Dublin


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