March 6, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Plan 9 Ale House, which has plans to locate in the old Theatrx building at 155 E. Grand Ave., will be making improvements to the space and applying for a façade grant. The 3rd Annual Spring Forward Festival will take place this Saturday in Grape Day Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a free, family friendly event with live . . . read more

February 27, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Two Façade and Property Improvement projects were completed earlier this month:  A chiropractic office located at 556-560 South Escondido Boulevard received a grant in the amount of $6,000, and a fast food restaurant located at 1707 East Valley Parkway received a grant in the amount of $14,000. Combined, these properties . . . read more

February 21, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Sales Tax revenue for December 2012 increased 18.6% over the same period in 2011.  This was substantially more than the statewide figure of 8.1%.  In the Year-over-Year comparison the increase in Escondido was 17%, while the statewide figure was 8% (See attachment). COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: Westfield – . . . read more

February 14, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The City’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) was approved by the Los Angeles office of the Economic Development Administration (see attached approval letter). Heritage Gardens/Juniper and Grand: That agreement was finalized and signed by the private parties yesterday morning and is awaiting City . . . read more