At any given time, numerous projects may be under construction in downtown, creating noise, dust, street and sidewalk closures, and temporary removal of parking spaces. Additionally, numerous special events and activities take place downtown that often result in street closures and other inconveniences. Keeping track of these projects and events and communicating their impacts to the public is the job of Paradise in Progress.
In 1999, when the number of redevelopment projects first topped 100, 12 public and private organizations, including CCDC, came together to create Paradise in Progress, a management and information program that analyzes, tracks and provides information about changes in traffic patterns and best travel routes.
At the heart of the program is a 24-hour hotline for the public to call if they need information (or want to give us information) on a construction project or special event. The number to call is (619) 533-7150. It is answered by a live person from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, otherwise leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP.
Paradise in Progress continues to be one of the most successful and innovative programs of its kind in the United States. Since its inception, Paradise in Progress has helped mitigate numerous potential conflicts. It has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, modeled in other major cities and has served as the working solution when events and construction converge — thus enabling downtown San Diego to continue its urban renewal process while allowing all to enjoy the amenities.