Wang’s North Park would like to invite you to a community wide event we are hosting on October 6th to thank all of those involved in the situation surrounding the recent attacks in North Park. We know it was a concerted effort which brought together many agencies and operations and ultimately led to the arrest of an individual. It also instituted changes that have made the neighborhood a safer place to live and work. The merchants and residents of North Park should have the opportunity to thank those responsible for the quick mobilization of resources and the task forces that were created. We are hoping that there can be representatives from local business and the community to help thank all those involved. Wang’s North Park is providing the venue and refreshments for all those who attend that evening. If any other merchants, restaurants or bars would like to get involved we would welcome any and all participation. We are hoping to make this a community wide celebration that will receive media attention and help show San Diego that North Park is a safer neighborhood because of the combined efforts of business, volunteers, Police and government working together to make itmore
From the article “In North Park it’s time to say, ‘Thanks’” from UT San Diego by Diane Bell: As surprising as it seems, the brutal attacks on women in North Park had one positive result. The neighborhood came together to protect one another, to enhance lighting and safety and to hunt down the offenders. Now that suspect David Angelo Drake II, 23, is in custody thanks to a tipster who recognized a shirt emblem on a fuzzy surveillance video, community members are rallying around a new cause: saying “thanks.” Restaurateur Joel Herzer is inviting police officers, members of the North Park Community Association, Lions Club, North Park Main Street, the local hospitality association and the community at large to a free buffet. City Council President Todd Gloria plans to address the gathering. “It was a concerted effort that brought together many agencies… and ultimately led to the arrest of an individual,” said Herzer. Volunteers organized a Take Back the Night rally, self-defense workshops, street patrols and a survey of lighting needs and inoperative streetlights. Restaurants, including Wang’s, which has 40 employees, encouraged workers to leave in pairs and offered single women escorts to their cars. “It instituted changes that havemore
What: Happy Hour Smart Growth Conversation & Meeting of the Minds When: Wednesday, October 8th | 5:00pm-6:30pm Where: Modern Times Flavordome (North Park) | 3000 Upas St. Save the Date and Join in the Conversation. We are gathering some of the community’s top experts, planners and Council President Todd Gloria to discuss the subject of Smart Growth. This interactive and lively meeting of the minds will focus on creative urban design and ways to build attractive places for people to live work and play. Brought to you by North Park Main Street and San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) Howard Blackson: Director at HB3 Urban Design Studio. Howard advocates time-tested planning strategies that are proven to add value to communities – one neighborhood, one block, and one building at a time. Craig Abenilla: Owner at FoundationForForm Architecture & Development FoundationForForm Architecture & Development is an award-winning design studio specializing in Urban Design, Mixed-Use Developments, Multi-Family Housing, Custom Residential, Furniture Design and good ‘ole office fun. Mathew Segal: COO Jonathan Segal, FAIA Jonathan Segal FAIA is considered one of downtown San Diego’s most successful and pioneering residential architectural/development companies and has a reputation for providing superior housing at a lower costmore
North Park Mainstreet
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
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
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.