North City Public Art and Cultural Activation Plan

Aerial view of North City Holiday Market, Photograph by Brian Doll

View of North City Drive with Weekly Farmers Market, Buildings by Safdie Rabines Architects Photograph by Brian Doll

Sea Breeze Properties
San Marcos, CA

Public Art and Cultural Activation Plan

Crafting a 21st-century Public Art Program

San Marcos, California is a vibrant and growing city in San Diego County, home to
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). North City, a new mixed-use development, encompasses 200 acres of residential units, hotels, retail, and office space connected through public spaces.

DVDL is working to implement a public art and cultural plan for North City and developing a set of urban principles and an activation plan with programs that combine public art, culture, mental and physical well-being, and public space to be integrated into the ongoing, multi-phase developments.

Cultural Forecasting | Public Art Planning

Public Space Activation Strategies