SAN DIEGO – The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (BIA) announced today that it will host its second “Blvd. 20/20 Town Hall” on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The community is invited to provide input and feedback as the organization works to develop its new vision for the historic mid-city corridor.
The “Blvd. 20/20 Plan” envisions El Cajon Boulevard as a model for successful transit-oriented communities in San Diego. The BIA is engaging with the community through a series of public workshops on topics such as neighborhood amenities, affordability, accessibility, cultural enhancement and urban living. The first Town Hall was held in June, in collaboration with the Housing You Matters Coalition, and focused on the subject of developing housing for all income levels within the community.
The Dec. 4 Town Hall, which will focus on mobility issues, will be held at the Rock Church in City Heights (4001 El Cajon Blvd.). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the program running from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will include Transit Center Foundation visionary Kirk Hovenkotter, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3) to discuss various issues relating to transit-oriented development (TOD). Representatives from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will also attend to discuss planning and policy updates along the Boulevard, including advancement with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), transit lanes, modal balance and more. More information is available on our Facebook event page.
“Our corridor has experienced tremendous progress since our famous Boulevard sign was installed in 1989,” said Tootie Thomas, president of the El Cajon Boulevard BIA. “We believe the best is yet to come and the Blvd. 20/20 Plan will guide us forward as a model for smart living and working in San Diego’s vibrant urban core. We value the diverse voices of our neighbors and community partners and hope they will take the opportunity to be part of this exciting process.”
About the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association
Formed in 1988, the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association is an economic development agency comprised of over 1,000 local small businesses committed to improving the physical and economic conditions along the El Cajon Boulevard corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods in Mid-City San Diego. The district encompasses 60 blocks along El Cajon Boulevard, from Park Boulevard to 54th Street, including the communities of University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge and City Heights. More information is available at www.theboulevard.org.