El Cajon Boulevard Infrastructure Projects
Beginning in the 1980s, with the construction of landscaped center medians and The Boulevard sign, the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association has been working to bring resources to The Boulevard. In partnership with other community non-profits and government groups, millions of dollars of improvements and maintenance have helped improve and brand The Boulevard.
The North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), a legal mechanism by which property owners voted to assess themselves to pay for and receive services above and beyond what the City normally provides in the areas of street lights, street cleaning and landscape maintenance. The North Park MAD was created in 1996 and was approved by a majority vote of property owners in 1998. The El Cajon Boulevard BIA serves on the advisory committee, which is now under the North Park Planning Committee.
The El Cajon Boulevard Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), originally known as the “Mid-City Maintenance Assessment District, Sub-District #13,” was established by the City of San Diego in 2000 by City Council Resolution R-293589. The El Cajon Boulevard BIA was instrumental in working with the community to establish The District. The purpose of the District was, and still is, to fund specifically identified improvements and activities within the boundary of the District. The El Cajon Boulevard BIA serves as the advisory committee for the district, which is managed by the City of San Diego.
List of infrastructure projects
|1980’s||Median Landscaping- Park to Texas||$850,000|
|“Boulevard” Sign at Georgia||$200,000|
|1990’s||Median Landscaping- 30th to 805 (2 phases)||$600,000|
|Electrical Work on 805 bridge||$7,000|
|Cut, paving and install decomposed granite around trees.||$7,500|
|People for Trees||$25,000|
|Ornamental Lights- Altadena to 54th||$70,000|
|Medians Landscaping, Trees, and Streetlights 805 East to I-15 (2 phases)|
|1) 37th St- 39th St.||$650,000|
|2) 805-37th St.||$900,000|
|Ornamental Lights in Gateway||$60,000|
|Sidewalk Repairs- 805 west||Completed|
|Additional Ornamental Lights||$50,000|
|2000’s||El Cajon Boulevard Transit Plaza||$1.9 Million|
|Median Landscaping- Interstate 15 to 43rd St||$1.6 Million|
|Street Trees Interstate 15 to 43rd St.||Completed|
|Ornamental Lights- Side Streets Central to Copeland||$150,000|
|Ornamental Lights- 50th to Dawson||$150,000|
|Medians, Landscaping and Trees Texas to 30th||$1.2 Million|
|The Boulevard Sign Repainted||$21,039|
|The Boulevard Streetlights Repainted||Completed|
|2010’s||Euclid Ornamental Lights- Orange to Monroe||Completed|
|35th St Ornamental Lights- Orange to Meade||Completed|
|44th St Ornamental Lights-Orange to ECB||Completed|
|46th St Ornamental Lights- Orange to ECB||Completed|
|Median Lighting Restoration||Completed|
|CenterLine Transit Plaza (SANDAG/TransNet)||$32,500,000|
|Boulevard Transit Plaza Signage||$38,000|
The Mid-City Community Parking District
The Parking Meter District Program was established in 1997. The program distributes a portion of the parking meter revenue to the district and the funds may be used to increase parking, mobility improvements (pedestrian and bicycling), valet parking, signage, landscaping, maintenance, and security.
The El Cajon Boulevard BID serves as the fiscal agent and administrator for the Mid-City Parking Meter District. Through the leadership at the ECBBIA, hundreds of new parking spaces have been added to the Mid-City area. Click here to learn more.