Selected design for the new Southeastern Live Well Center
The County of San Diego plays a critical role in providing a variety of health and community services to promote the well-being of residents. The new Southeastern Live Well Center will provide a single stop for residents to get these services in a convenient and modern location. It will also serve as a hub for community meetings, educational opportunities and workforce training. Due to unforeseen circumstances attributed to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the center is now expected to break ground in summer 2021 and open in spring 2023 (dates subject to change). We are working closely with the community to develop the project, and your feedback is welcome.
The 80,000 square foot building will house a 4,000 square foot conference center and community services. It is the sixth regional community service hub providing a variety of health and community services to San Diego County residents. The new facility will be located on the corner of Euclid Avenue and Market Street and include a parking structure with approximately 400 parking spaces.
Plans include a wellness and meditation garden, a walking path connecting to Chollas Creek trail, a coffee cart, local artwork representing the culture and history of the community, a play area for children in the Family Resource Center waiting area and dedicated workspace for community organizations.
Competitive design proposals from three design-build entities were evaluated over a two-month period by a Source Selection Committee (SSC) that was formed in fall 2019. The committee included County experts and community members. The SSC also conducted several meetings with a larger group of community members in the form of a Community Technical Advisory Committee that reviewed the proposals in detail and provided significant feedback, which helped inform the SSC’s selection.
The three proposals and designs contained several features that came as a result of the discussions with the community. In October and November of 2019, the three conceptual designs were shared with the community at over 30 community locations, events and meetings. As a result, more than 1,200 comments by residents were received. Those comments were compiled into a report that was reviewed by the SSC.
Above is the design that was selected for the County of San Diego Southeastern Live Well Center.