El Cajon Boulevard Tour 2.0
El Cajon Boulevard, a historic commercial corridor bound by some of San Diego’s oldest and finest neighborhoods, is in the midst of an urban renaissance that is redeveloping single-story commercial buildings, surface parking lots, car dealerships and repair shops with much-needed multi-story transit-oriented residential, craft beer venues, great multi-cultural restaurants and pop-up eateries, as well as community gathering spots.
The 4-mile stretch of road spanning from the intersection of Park Boulevard and El Cajon Blvd and heading east to the intersection of 54th and El Cajon Blvd is anticipating the delivery of hundreds of new apartments that will include market rate, affordable and senior housing located along a dedicated Bus Rapid Transit line that efficiently moves residents between San Diego State University, the Interstate-15 transit connections to northern and southern employment centers, and Downtown San Diego. This is a far cry from the conditions we saw three years ago on the ULI investor tour.
Starting at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park, we will learn how investors have leveraged new market tax credits, tour innovative developments and hear from some of the early-entrepreneurs who saw the opportunities and were among the first in the neighborhood to set up shop. We will also get an update on the incentives included in the recently updated North Park Community Plan that potentially allows for up to 200 dwelling units per acre along El Cajon Boulevard. We will learn how the recommendations of ULI’s 2016 technical assistance panel have provided economic development opportunities for small businesses and helped to weave the communities together.
We will then move to Kensington, Talmadge and City Heights where ample new development opportunities abound along El Cajon Boulevard, including adjacent to the Interstate-15 bridge decks, the Little Saigon District and the Fair@44.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City of San Diego | Councilmember Georgette Gomez,
CIty of San Diego District 9 | Councilmember Christopher Ward, City of San Diego
District 3 | Peter Dennehy, ULI San Diego – Tijuana District Council co-Chair | Tootie
Thomas, President El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association | Mike
Burnett, FoundationForForm Architecture & Development | John O’Connor, El Cajon
Boulevard Business Improvement Association | Michael Lengyel, Civic San Diego |
Alison Mandelbaum, Price Family Charities | | Sharon Cooney, MTS | Tram Lam,
Little Saigon District | Maxine Ward, Studio E Architects | Jay Wentz, the Lafayette
Hotel | Beryl Forman, El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association | Brandon Nichols, Alliance Residential | Sylvia Martinez, Community Housing Works | Maria Cotez, City Heights CDC | Randolph Van Vleck, City Heights CDC | Erik Tilkemeier, City Heights CDC | Rosie Ulloa, CIty Heights CDC
Private Member / Nonmember: $35 / $50
Public Member / Nonmember: $25 / $35
YLG Member / Nonmember: $25 / $35
Student Member / Nonmember: $15 / $25
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