How should the City plan for a thriving Downtown area?
Over the next year, the City of Manhattan Beach will be working with YOU to define a future for our downtown. Starting with confirmation of the community’s vision through this online survey, the Downtown Specific Plan process will guide the community through development of design strategies, economic development programs and a regulatory framework that will enhance and preserve the unique character of Manhattan Beach’s Downtown.
Many of the ideas included in this survey are the result of a week-long community visioning exercise led by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in January 2015. A complete summary of outcomes from that event and additional project details can be viewed here.
In February 2015, the City conducted a statistically valid Community Survey to take a broad look at how residents feel about Manhattan Beach, various City services and other priorities including questions related to Downtown Parking and Development (view Community Survey results).