FEATURED THIS WEEK
Old Escondido Neighborhood Historic District Sign Toppers
Old Escondido Historic District, Escondido’s first and only officially designated historic district, was awarded “Grants to Blocks” funding that will be combined with their own fund raising effort for the fabrication and installation of Historic District sign toppers throughout the District. The “Grants to Blocks” program affords opportunities for residents in designated neighborhood groups to collaborate on features for their community that promote and enhance identity, aesthetics, and neighborhood pride. The Old Escondido Neighborhood Historic District generally includes properties along 5th Avenue, east of Escondido Boulevard, north of 13th Avenue, and west of Chestnut Street. The sign stoppers will be installed in Spring 2019 in time for Historic Preservation Month and the Old Escondido Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour. Old Escondido Historic District’s website is: https://www.oldescondido.org/
New Housing Regulations Demonstrate Success
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) help meet the City’s affordable housing needs in existing neighborhoods by providing a housing resource for seniors, students, families, and low- and moderate-income households. Last year the City Council updated Escondido’s ADU regulations to allow accessory dwelling units to be detached from the primary residence and up to 1,000 square feet in size. These modified regulations recently completed their first year and the results are impressive. During the past year, 18 new accessory dwelling units were approved compared to two that were approved in the prior 12-month period before the regulations were updated.
Congratulations Officers and Pups!
Congratulations to Officer Moore, with Police Service Dog ‘Aros’, and Officer Brown, with Police Service Dog ‘Roy’, for successfully graduating the 231st Adlerhorst Police Service Dog Basic Handler’s Course. This is a great accomplishment and the first step in a long career with the city of Escondido.
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