We are excited to introduce the first in the series of San Mateo Downtown Future Forums on Wednesday, April 1st from 6-7:30pm at the San Mateo Public Library. The forums are a key component of the San Mateo Downtown Engagement process, leading to an update of the City’s Downtown Area Plan later this year. This kick-off event will focus on the direction of regional social and economic development and how downtowns are responding to them (e.g., by balancing development activity with the need for a diverse range of housing, office space, retail, community-oriented amenities, and parking).
The discussion will include an overview of emerging socio-demographic trends impacting downtowns, followed by a panel discussion with local representatives from cities around the Bay Area who are leading Downtown initiatives. The format of the forum will be designed to encourage community feedback, interaction and discussion. We hope you can attend!
The Future Forums is one of several ways to participate in the Downtown Engagement strategy. Share your thoughts and be part of the process by visiting the Downtown Engagement website for more information, join the online conversation at San Mateo Town Hall, and visit us at Central Park on Saturday, March 21st to participate in a Pop-up Workshop. We want to hear from you!