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Serve on our Board of Directors!

Serve on our Board of Directors!

Are you a North Park Business owner looking to get involved in our community? Consider joining our Board of Directors! Applications must be received by North Park Main Street by 12 noon on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to be considered by the Nominations Committee Board members are elected to 2 year terms (October 2015 – October 2017) Must attend 1 Board Meeting per month (2nd Wednesdays at 7:30 AM) and at least 1 Committee Meeting (dates vary by committee, click here for details) Must be in good standing per NPMS Bylaws and must provide proof of Business License Please review our Bylaws for more information DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION HERE: Board Candidate Application – 2015 Election Contact North Park Main Street at (619) 294-2501 or for more information or to answer any questions

Ramona Theater Update - 3020 University Avenue

Ramona Theater Update – 3020 University Avenue

After months of questions, we have some information on the rental status of 3020 University Avenue, formerly the Ramona Theater: 3020 University Avenue – FOR RENT Approximately 4,226 square feet including mezzanine – Ideal location  

University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project

University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project

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North Park Mainstreet

North Park Mainstreet and 30th

North Park Main Street is a Business Improvement District (BID) in San Diego, California and is a joint program of the City of San Diego, the San Diego BID Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is primarily a volunteer based organization. The North Park BID is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the revitalization of the North Park neighborhood in San Diego. To do such, it follows the Main Street Four Point Approach TM, Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. North Park Main Street embarks on many ambitious and worthy endeavors, all aimed at bringing new life and a lasting vitality to North Park.


Sustainable North Park Mainstreet

North Park Farmer's Market

The Sustainability Challenge:

In 2009, Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer, challenged North Park Main Street to become the state’s first Sustainable Main Street program.

Community leaders embraced this challenge and later that year convened a group of local stakeholders to develop the framework of a sustainability plan in North Park. Working in partnership with volunteer professionals at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, OBR Architecture, and Zagrodnik+Thomas Architects, NPMS drafted a
set of goals & objectives for a Sustainable North Park Main Street Program:

  • Maintain the cultural and historic
    integrity of the built and social environment;
  • Increase resource efficiency and
    conservation within the District;
  • Increase internal community
  • Provide a setting for a sustainable
    green economy.

The Implementation Plan: (Download 18 MB PDF)
A volunteer effort over eight months enabled North Park Main Street to secure a grant from the State Office of Historic Preservation to develop the Implementation Plan, which is to be used in a number of ways:

  • Using individual buildings as precise case studies, this Plan is intended to be used as a handbook for Main Street Sustainability Program Staff to educate and
    inspire building owners and business operators about how they can participate in the broader vision of a green North Park.
  • By demonstrating the discrete components of a sustainability program, the Plan can be used by North Park Main Street to generate interest in potential funders to implement the various components of the plan.
  • By illustrating the vision of coordinated public investments in the right-of-way,the Plan serves as a handbook for the public agencies and community advocacy groups who oversee and implement public works.
  • Designed with “open architecture”, the publication is intended to be a living, growing document that can be augmented with additional digital building models, completed projects, or community proposals.
  • The appendices serve both as technical manuals and as on-going records of the accomplishments of the district toward meeting its sustainability goals.