Rendering of proposed river park in Mission Valley
A rendering of the river park at the edge of the new San Diego State University campus in Mission Valley. Courtesy SDSU

San Diego State University will hold a workshop Saturday to take public feedback on designs for a river park in Mission Valley, part of the university’s redevelopment plan for the former Qualcomm Stadium site.

Residents will have the opportunity to discuss concepts for the river park during the event as well as how it could and should support the surrounding communities and the planned adjacent SDSU satellite campus. The Mission Valley redevelopment plan currently includes roughly 80 acres reserved for park space and open area, according to SDSU.

San Diego voters approved the redevelopment plan, then known as SDSU West, during the November 2018 mid-term election. The plan includes the construction of a new 35,000-seat stadium to be primarily used by the university’s football team, a satellite campus, the river park and commercial and residential space. SDSU is currently in the process of negotiating sale terms with the city of San Diego for the 132-acre parcel of land on which the aging stadium sits.

The workshop will be held in the Templo Mayor meeting room in SDSU’s Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, located at 6065 Aztec Circle Drive. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

— City News Service

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