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Pepper Canyon Neighborhood, UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Neighborhood connector.
Planning for a transforming culture.
Transit-oriented development.
UC San Diego is transforming into a primarily residential campus. HED and Walker/Macy collaborated with the campus on a Neighborhood Planning Study for this unique 63-acre site. Proposed development at the new light rail transit stop creates a new entry identity for the campus, as well as a more urban transit-oriented district. The study focused on constructing 3,400 new student beds in two villages that will include retail development and four additional projects. This was balanced with all the existing facilities and more than 20 active projects in the precinct, in coordination with other design professionals.
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Pepper Canyon's Neighborhood Planning Study infuses student housing into the canyon.
The network of pedestrian and bike pathways, as well as the light rail bisecting the canyon, provide a unique opportunity to bring students and visitors in close contact with nature in their daily experience on campus.
The extension through Pepper Canyon West will feature a Stuart Collection art installation, ‘Convergence’ by Ann Hamilton.
The Study encourages ground floor spaces be devoted to transit-oriented retail for joint use by student residents and campus visitors.
Study diagrams focused on connecting Pepper Canyon to campus features including the academic core, library walk and the Triton Pavilion now in development. Interstitial spaces between buildings are optimized to provide access to nature and connectivity across the expansive campus.
Planning for a transforming culture.
Pepper Canyon Neighborhood, UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Neighborhood connector.
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