RTB/ Bay Park Boardwalk is a grass-roots organization made up of residents who live or work in Bay Park, Bay Ho, Overlook Heights, Western Hills, and the greater Clairemont Mesa neighborhoods.
Our goal, since organizing in February of 2014, has been to provide an additional, and less formal, venue for public engagement in the planning process of our community.
We do not supplant the Community Planning Groups (specifically Clairemont Community Planning Group, Morena Specific Plan Ad Hoc Subcommittee, and the Linda Vista Planning Group), but rather, hope to provide more access and input to these groups.
Many residents are comfortable expressing their concerns, wishes and desires within our informal meetings, blogs, and surveys/polls, than attending their local city recognized planning groups. Many have been unaware that the planning groups exist. Some do not have the time or resources to attend the planning group's regularly scheduled meetings. We actively support these planning groups and encourage our membership to attend their meetings, workshops, etc. We also see the need for engagement by residents who are unable, for any reason, to participate in the Community Planning Group Meetings - this is the need we seek to fill.
From the time RTB/Bay Park Boardwalk Committee organized to disseminate information about future planning, we have actively sought connection with potential investors, landowners, and developers in order to host our neighborhood meetings in venues where they can meet our residents face-to-face in settings less stringent than the official Planning Group Meetings.
Potential issues can be resolved through these discussions, before investors make formal project application, thereby streamlining the planning process. One great example of this process and its success is the future development of the vacant lot on the corner of Clairemont Drive and Morena Blvd where residents and developers got together to discuss the best use of the property. With this "agreement up-front" between residents and the investor-developer of the lot, the approval process for the final ultimate project approval will be a streamlined; one where the major issues were resolved between all parties prior to engagement with the status quo process of beginning the conversation with a community planning group.
If you are considering investing in our neighborhoods, please feel free to contact us byclicking here and a committee member will respond with availability and scheduling.