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American HomeBrewers Conference Comes to North Park

American HomeBrewers Conference Comes to North Park

In celebration of the HomeBrewers Association’s National Conference in San Diego June 11-13, North Park Main Street is pulling out all the stops with fun and unique events throughout 92104!  FREE all day shuttle from The Town and Country Resort to the heart of San Diego’s beer community, North Park, chock full of craft brewers, beer joints, vintage shops, art galleries, and fabulous restaurants! Check below for full bus stop schedule. June 9th, 2015 5pm-8pm $20 Celebrate the craft brew lifestyle with a special Tuesday Taste of North Park! Come sample, sip and shop at some of North Park’s best restaurants and boutiques at this self guided walking tour of the well-known 30th Street craft beer corridor. Stop and enjoy bite size samples from North Park restaurants and sip 4 ounce samples of craft beer in North Park’s finest boutiques and galleries. For one ticket you will experience 15 different restaurants and sample 5 different locally crafted breweries! Get tickets HERE June 10th, 2015, 2 seatings 1:00pm and 3:00pm $25 Hess Brewery Taco-Fest! Cask, and Keep the Glass! Free T-shirt too…  Meet Mike from Hess Brewery as he shares his story of becoming one of the premier craft brewers in Sanmore

North Park Supports Jefferson Elementary

North Park Supports Jefferson Elementary

Check out this Union Tribune article entitled “North Park Residents Return to their Neighborhood School” by Maureen Magee detailing the resurgence of support toward North Park’s Jefferson Elementary School San Diego Unified promotes local campuses amid school choice campaign

Keeping Small Biz Smiling

Keeping Small Biz Smiling

Check out this amazing interview from the Voice of San Diego featuring North Park Main Street alum, Liz Studebaker! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for North Park!!! Keeping Small Biz Smiling Around the city’s commercial neighborhoods, someone’s responsible for keeping small businesses happy. That means everything from maintaining the community’s reputation as a nice shopping and street fest destination to negotiating with the city to ensure policies are in place to make business owners’ lives a little easier. In San Diego, that someone is Liz Studebaker. After a stint in Sacramento at the helm of the the Midtown Business Association, Studebaker came back to San Diego to fill a new position as advocate for the city’s Business Improvement Districts. I chatted with her on this week’s podcast to find out how exactly that translates to the average San Diegan’s experience, and how you’ll be able to tell if she’s doing her job well. Click here to Listen! View the full article here:


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.