Click this link to optimize Open Town Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
Open Town Hall
Open Town Hall

Tell us what you think of developing and connecting Mission Valley.

151 registered responses


Rank each option from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley. Begin by selecting your most preferable initiative, then your second, etc. (Each image will display for reference when you click on the option.)

What would motivate you to WALK instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Pedestrian bridges over the San Diego River 62.5% 90
Pedestrian bridges over freeways 61.1% 88
Pedestrian connections through large scale developments 57.6% 83
Pedestrian connections to transit stops 53.5% 77
Street trees, benches, and other streetscape improvements 56.3% 81
More sidewalks (where sidewalks are missing) 69.4% 100
High-Visibility Crosswalks 34.7% 50
Other 22.9% 33

What would motivate you to RIDE YOUR BIKE instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Bicycle bridges over the San Diego River 65.6% 86
Bicycle bridges over freeways 68.7% 90
Bicycle connections through large scale developments 45.0% 59
Bicycle connections to transit stops 39.7% 52
Buffered bike lanes (separated from traffic) 78.6% 103
Street trees, bike racks, and other streetscape improvements 57.3% 75
Bike share stations 23.7% 31
Other 19.1% 25

What would motivate you to use TRANSIT instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Express transit services (limited stops) 37.8% 51
Bus-only lanes (allows buses to bypass traffic) 25.2% 34
Additional bus/trolley stops 37.0% 50
Bicycle and pedestrian connections to transit stops 50.4% 68
Street trees, benches, and other streetscape improvements around transit stops and trolley stations 39.3% 53
Aerial tram/cable car (aerial cars suspended from cables used to transport passengers) providing access to Hillcrest and North Park 57.8% 78
A community circulator/shuttle on Camino de la Reina 28.9% 39
Other 22.2% 30

Within 35 feet of the San Diego River? Select your top three (3) options.

Response Percent Response Count
Trails 59.2% 87
Bikeways 42.2% 62
Fitness stations 8.2% 12
Picnic areas/seating 29.9% 44
Art 7.5% 11
Habitat restoration areas 41.5% 61
Sensitive habitat buffer zones 30.6% 45
Pedestrian/bicycle bridges 33.3% 49
Overlooks 24.5% 36
Wayfinding 5.4% 8
Educational exhibits 4.8% 7
Other 7.5% 11

Beyond 35 feet of the San Diego River? Select your top five (5) options.

Response Percent Response Count
Trails 45.6% 67
Bikeways 46.3% 68
Fitness stations 11.6% 17
Picnic areas 36.7% 54
Sports fields 17.0% 25
Playgrounds 30.6% 45
Art 17.0% 25
Habitat restoration areas 32.7% 48
Sensitive habitat buffer zones 27.9% 41
Pedestrian/bicycle bridges 44.2% 65
Overlooks 25.9% 38
Wayfinding 12.2% 18
Educational exhibits 11.6% 17
Restaurants 33.3% 49
Specialty retail 10.2% 15
Residential 4.1% 6
Hotels 0.7% 1
Office 0.7% 1
Other 8.2% 12

Would you like to see a “main street” in Mission Valley?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 62.2% 89
No 16.8% 24
Not sure 21.0% 30

If yes, where do you think a “main street” should be created in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Along Camino de la Reina 22.5% 27
Along Mission Center Road 15.0% 18
I am interested in seeing the development of several smaller main streets throughout Mission Valley 39.2% 47
I am interested in seeing village centers (pedestrian-oriented, clusters of diverse business) developed around Trolley stations 64.2% 77
Other future development 9.2% 11

What commercial developments should be the focus of Mission Valley 20-30 years from now? Select your top three (3) options.

Response Percent Response Count
Hotels 8.6% 12
Professional services (insurance offices, financial offices, law offices) 11.4% 16
Flex office 14.3% 20
Research and development; high-tech 28.6% 40
Health care 15.0% 21
Education 25.7% 36
Shopping and personal services 36.4% 51
Arts and entertainment 58.6% 82
Restaurants 48.6% 68
Specialty retail 12.1% 17
Other 15.7% 22

Mission Valley is composed of many large-scale developments, which can feel isolated from each other. What strategies would you support to help Mission Valley feel more “connected”? Select whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

Require newly developed/redeveloped city blocks to be smaller/easier to cross by bicycle, car, transit, or foot
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 90.5% 133
Disagree 4.1% 6
Undecided 4.1% 6
Connect new streets to the surrounding street network
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 66.0% 97
Disagree 10.9% 16
Undecided 18.4% 27
Require developments along the San Diego River to provide public access to the river
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 81.0% 119
Disagree 6.1% 9
Undecided 10.2% 15
Designate pedestrian-oriented streets where restaurants, retail, and other active uses should occupy the ground floor of new buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 86.4% 127
Disagree 4.8% 7
Undecided 4.8% 7
Require that primary entrances of new buildings face the street
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 52.4% 77
Disagree 12.9% 19
Undecided 24.5% 36
Require that parking be located within or behind buildings, rather than between the building and the sidewalk
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 78.2% 115
Disagree 4.1% 6
Undecided 12.9% 19
Provide wider sidewalks
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 74.8% 110
Disagree 6.1% 9
Undecided 11.6% 17
Provide more on-street parking
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 32.7% 48
Disagree 38.8% 57
Undecided 15.6% 23
Require more amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders (e.g., lighting, benches, street trees, bike racks)
Response Percent Response Count
Agree 91.2% 134
Disagree 2.7% 4
Undecided 2.0% 3

I would like see the WESTERN area become...

Answered
106
Skipped
45

I would like to see the CENTRAL area become...

Answered
106
Skipped
45

I would like to see the EASTERN area become...

Answered
104
Skipped
47

I would like to see SOUTH of I-8 become...

Answered
90
Skipped
61
Kerry Nye inside Mission Valley Boundary
July 11, 2016, 9:45 PM
  • Rank each option from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley. Begin by selecting your most preferable initiative, then your second, etc. (Each image will display for reference when you click on the option.)
    No response.
  • What would motivate you to WALK instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.
    No response.
  • What would motivate you to RIDE YOUR BIKE instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.
    No response.
  • What would motivate you to use TRANSIT instead of drive for local errands in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.
    • Bicycle and pedestrian connections to transit stops
    • Street trees, benches, and other streetscape improvements around transit stops and trolley stations
    • A community circulator/shuttle on Camino de la Reina
  • Within 35 feet of the San Diego River? Select your top three (3) options.
    • Trails
    • Fitness stations
    • Picnic areas/seating
  • Beyond 35 feet of the San Diego River? Select your top five (5) options.
    • Fitness stations
    • Art
    • Pedestrian/bicycle bridges
    • Restaurants
    • Specialty retail
  • Would you like to see a “main street” in Mission Valley?
    • Not sure
  • If yes, where do you think a “main street” should be created in Mission Valley? Check all that apply.
    • Along Mission Center Road
    • I am interested in seeing the development of several smaller main streets throughout Mission Valley
    • I am interested in seeing village centers (pedestrian-oriented, clusters of diverse business) developed around Trolley stations
  • What commercial developments should be the focus of Mission Valley 20-30 years from now? Select your top three (3) options.
    • Research and development; high-tech
    • Health care
    • Education
  • Mission Valley is composed of many large-scale developments, which can feel isolated from each other. What strategies would you support to help Mission Valley feel more “connected”? Select whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.
    • Require newly developed/redeveloped city blocks to be smaller/easier to cross by bicycle, car, transit, or foot - Agree
    • Connect new streets to the surrounding street network - Agree
    • Require developments along the San Diego River to provide public access to the river - Agree
    • Designate pedestrian-oriented streets where restaurants, retail, and other active uses should occupy the ground floor of new buildings - Agree
    • Require that primary entrances of new buildings face the street - Agree
    • Require that parking be located within or behind buildings, rather than between the building and the sidewalk - Agree
    • Provide wider sidewalks - Agree
    • Provide more on-street parking - Agree
    • Require more amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders (e.g., lighting, benches, street trees, bike racks) - Agree
  • I would like see the WESTERN area become...
    No response.
  • I would like to see the CENTRAL area become...
    No response.
  • I would like to see the EASTERN area become...
    As the need for Jack Murphy stadium is eclipsed, Eastern Mission Valley should become the Torrey Pines/Qualcomm Corp. of Mission Valley, a Research-Education-Tech-Venture Capital-Manufacturing partnership for development of fresh technical concepts and products that enhance living.
  • I would like to see SOUTH of I-8 become...
    No response.
Open Town Hall is not a certified voting system or ballot box. As with any public comment process, participation in Open Town Hall is voluntary. The responses in this record are not necessarily representative of the whole population, nor do they reflect the opinions of any government agency or elected officials.

Your answers will NOT be saved

This is the form that was used to collect responses. It's here so you can try it and see how it worked when the topic was open.

The topic is now closed, and anything you enter into this form will not be saved.

Sign in and be yourself

Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >

Sign in and be someone

Sign in and let others know what you think. Only OpenGov will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >
* required

Be anonymous

We recommend against this option. Even though your response will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.

Concerned about sharing your contact information with OpenGov?

Read more about privacy >

Read more about privacy >

Open Town Hall has two participation channels:

  • The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your response. Either way, Open Town Hall will show your response on this website.
  • The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Open Town Hall will just share your response with Mission Valley Community Plan Update staff.

Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Open Town Hall). Registration is free.

The Mission Valley Community Plan Update team has contracted with Open Town Hall to monitor responses shown on this website.

  • To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the Mission Valley Community Plan Update team restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Open Town Hall enforce this restriction.
  • Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Open Town Hall uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
  • If a user posts a response that does not meet the Mission Valley Community Plan Update team guidelines for civility, Open Town Hall uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.

Open Town Hall will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the Mission Valley Community Plan Update team to hold it in strict confidence per their privacy policy.

  • Since you'll see your own response on Open Town Hall, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
  • You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.

Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.

While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Open Town Hall is able to secure the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.

Open Town Hall is unable to secure the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.

Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.

Users can participate on the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The Mission Valley Community Plan Update team offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.

The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.

The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.

OpenGov is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The Mission Valley Community Plan Update team has contracted with OpenGov to administer Open Town Hall.

Introduction

This brief activity is designed to generate priorities for possible solutions to issues identified in the Issues and Options Analysis.

For more information about the Community Plan Update and to stay up to date about the process, visit the Mission Valley Community Plan Update website.

If you have any questions about the survey or about the Mission Valley Community Plan Update, contact Nancy Graham, Senior Planner for the City of San Diego, at nhgraham@sandiego.gov or (619) 236-6891.


Promoting Connections Across Barriers

Major streets, highways, the Trolley line, and natural/topographic features can act as barriers to local trips in Mission Valley. Which strategies would you like to see used to make it easier to get around, especially on foot or on a bike? Review the options:

Item Up Down Remove
Item Up Down Remove



Alternative Modes of Transportation

Enhance and Preserve the River

The San Diego River is an important asset to the San Diego region both culturally and ecologically. Within Mission Valley, what types of USES (commercial, residential, office, etc.), EXPERIENCES (art, overlooks, viewpoints, etc.), and ACTIVITIES (trails, bikeways, fitness stations, picnic areas, etc.) would you like to see…

Choose at most 3 options
Choose at most 5 options

Need for a “Main Street”?

Many cities and communities have a main street with a lively mix of businesses and a good environment for pedestrians. A main street can mark the “center” of a community. 


Commercial Development

Choose at most 3 options

Promoting Interconnected Neighborhoods

Agree
Disagree
Undecided
Require newly developed/redeveloped city blocks to be smaller/easier to cross by bicycle, car, transit, or foot
Connect new streets to the surrounding street network
Require developments along the San Diego River to provide public access to the river
Designate pedestrian-oriented streets where restaurants, retail, and other active uses should occupy the ground floor of new buildings
Require that primary entrances of new buildings face the street
Require that parking be located within or behind buildings, rather than between the building and the sidewalk
Provide wider sidewalks
Provide more on-street parking
Require more amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders (e.g., lighting, benches, street trees, bike racks)
Check out our guidelines for civility
Back to Intro  
  Page 1 of 2