MW Steele Group was a key team member of the planning and design team which staged a series of public charrettes to explore the possibilities for physically linking San Diego and Mission Bays. The results of the study suggested that a water link is feasible and could substantially contribute to the revitalizations of a portion of the City.
With a continuous water connection, The Bay-to-Bay link, envisioned as a smart-growth neighborhood rooted in New Urbanism principles, provides a place where people can affordably live, work and play within a pedestrian friendly infrastructure and a street level human scale, featuring convenient access to multiple modes of transportation.
A key element in the creation of the Bay-to-Bay link is the concept of fine grain development. The plan organizes small blocks and grid patterned streets that support and encourage walking and other non-vehicular circulation. The pattern created allows effective mixed-use projects within the village to relate well to one another, resulting in a seamless urban realm.