Creating a Downtown DUBLIN                            Town Square/Public Space

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We invite you to reimagine your downtown experience as we embark on an exciting new development project to build a new Downtown Town Square/Public Space. The Town Square will transform the downtown area to a gathering place for the entire city, as well as provide the potential for future development.

There will be a variety of updates and new details to share with you throughout the process. We've created this page to keep you up-to-date with all aspects of the project.​

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Downtown Town Square/Public Space Community Engagement


The City of Dublin is working toward identifying a location for a new Downtown Town Square/Public Space in the Retail District of the Downtown Specific Plan area. The goal is to create a new Downtown Town Square which will be a civic focal point and gathering spot for the Dublin community. The Downtown Town Square would create a place where life and events can be shared and celebrated in public.

As part of that goal, the City hired a design team, Urban Field Studio, to work with the City Council on concepts of where a downtown Town Square could be located. The City of Dublin is now seeking community feedback on three proposed locations.

​Proposed Town Square/Public Space Locations


Below are three design concepts that show where a Downtown Town Square could be located and how development could occur around it in the years to come:

Downtown Town Square Concepts A, B and C
Note: Scroll to the bottom of this page to view a larger version of the design concepts.

Concept A: Dublin Square
This concept would place the Town Square inside of the Dublin Place shopping center property. You would also be able to see the Town Square from Dublin Boulevard. This concept has the most potential for development to occur in the near future, and the City Council preferred this concept over the others.

Concept B: Central Park
This concept would place the Town Square inside the Dublin Place shopping center property in front of the Hobby Lobby store. This Town Square would be more linear and be located in the middle of the property. This concept would impact the frontage to Hobby Lobby, parking, and the drive aisle into the shopping center, and would, therefore, require a longer time frame before a Town Square could be built.

Concept C: Dublin Porch
This concept would place the Town Square adjacent to Dublin Boulevard, running parallel with the street. The Town Square would be highly visible and linear, but may require changes to Dublin Boulevard, and would, therefore, require a significantly longer time frame before a Town Square could be built.


Community Survey

Sharing your thoughts with us on the three proposed design concepts of the Town Square/Public Space location through the online Community Survey:

Community Meeting Held



 A community meeting was held on June 13, 2019. At the meeting, the City's consultant, Urban Field Studio, made a presentation on the three proposed design concepts of the Town Square/Public Space location and then solicited feedback from community members during an open house session.  Download the meeting presentation.

Three Downtown Dublin Town Square/Public Space Concepts