Transforming "The Boulevard":
Enhancing Commerce and Culture
Come learn how planners and community leaders are creating a culturally diverse, economically profitable, walk, bike and transit-friendly corridor along Historic Highway 80, also known as El Cajon Blvd. Listen to experts talk about how business and cultural districts can build upon the assets of a growing ethnic population, and how various organizations are partnering to forge new business and branding opportunities.
A high percentage of residents along this corridor are of multi-national, culturally diverse origin. The Boulevard’s recent history is one of collaboration and cooperation among various stakeholders who are interested in furthering community and economic development efforts. Join us in learning how far the San Diego segment of the old Highway 80, this new corridor of commerce and culture, has come and its future plans for redevelopment and revitalization.
2012 Breakfast Dialogue Sustainability Partner:
Steven Russell – City Heights Community Development Corporation, former Senior Policy Advisor to San Diego City Councilmember Toni Atkins
Mike Singleton, Principal – KTUA+A Planning & Landscape Architecture
Beryl Forman, AKA "Ms. Boulevard," Marketing Manager – El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association
Hiep Diep –Little Saigon Foundation and Boulevard Restaurateur
Mike Stepner, Professor – New School of Architecture,
former City Architect for City of San Diego