The Community Design Resource Center has developed a series of design proposals and recommendations for future development within the International Management District.  Specifically, our work has focused on housing, economic development, public space, transportation, and pedestrian amenities.  In addition, we have identified six geographic focus areas that fall within five zones defined for the Management District to test ideas and strategies for future development and establish priorities for new development and public improvements.  

Our goal has been to emphasize and build on the existing strengths and resources of the District, while looking toward a future where the District is connected by transit, walkable, and home to diverse housing choices and mixed-uses.  We have also emphasized enhancing the overall identity of the area by first understanding how the District’s geographic areas are unique and building on these qualities, and second by developing a set of district-wide design strategies that build on the more general identity of the area.  

Finally, we have worked to introduce new models that would serve to diversify the area and provide a range of choices to potential residents, visitors, and investors by introducing different housing models, commercial development typologies, and public amenities.  

For a PDF of Zones and Strategies, click HERE.

Zones and Strategies

The goal of the project was to emphasize and build on existing strengths and resources, while looking toward a future where the District is connected by transit, walkable, and home to diverse housing choices and mixed uses.

Spring 2013
Location: International Management District
Design Team:  Susan Rogers, Andrea Gonzales, Ruqiya Imtiaz-uddin, Rose Lee, Ricardo Sepulveda