Stockton Planning Downtown Revitalization
Plan aims to achieve infill goals, attract jobs and combat crime.
The City of Stockton is developing a Downtown Revitalization Plan to promote job creation and attract investment. “The health of our downtown is critical to the success of the city and the entire region,” said Deputy City Manager Mike Locke. “Blight results in crime and discourages investment and economic development, which causes businesses to leave our community, loss of jobs and high unemployment.
To spearhead the effort, the city council recently partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research organization that fosters and encourages high standards of land use planning and development. A team of ULI planners and other experts from around the country will conduct an evaluation of specific actions that can take place with public and private collaboration and investment, including transit-oriented solutions that are critical to achieving state requirements for infill and development within Stockton’s downtown core.