lake elsinore, california



lake elsinore

redevelopment agency



+/- 150 acres



1.9 million sf


Land Uses:

retail, restaurants, office,

entertainment, residential,

hotel, environmental

center, museum, &

open space

Downtown Lake Elsinore Master Plan

The Lake Elsinore Downtown Master Plan created a vision, form-based code and guidelines for the creation of revitalized downtown area. Main Street, as the “great street” of downtown, became the organizing element for creating five walkable districts: Gateway District, Garden District, Cultural District, Historic District, and Waterfront District. Each district has a distinct land use mix and character that create a sequence of events and experiences both from a vehicular and a pedestrian point-of-view. Instead of the previously proposed centralized civic center, the plan positions facilities of the planned civic center within a mixed use Main Street context to facilitate pedestrian movement and activity along the great street of downtown.


The Downtown Master Plan places great emphasis on the quality of the public realm and its role in creating an integrated urban fabric and memorable experience. From the 15 Freeway, Main Street serves as the gateway entrance to downtown and entire public realm treatment of this mile-long corridor reconfigures Main Street to culminate at the waterfront with the creation of a world class waterfront park and pier. This establishes the lake as the most valuable resource within downtown, both from an environmental perspective and as an economic generator.


The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.