Town Hall 2 – Find Out What’s Coming to the Neighborhood, June 25

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Be part of creating a more walkable and beautiful community! Come learn about new options for housing, dining, entertainment, and much more.

JOIN US!
Thursday, June 25

5:30 pm
St. Rita’s School Auditorium
5115 Churchward Street
San Diego, CA 92114
(Directly across the street from St. Rita’s Church. Free parking is available) 

Your comments and ideas are valuable to the revitalization of the Diamond Neighborhoods!

Refreshments will be provided by True Roots Catering, a social enterprise of the Jacobs Center.

All are welcome to attend this FREE event. RSVP by Friday, June 19, to Liz Faris at LFaris@jacobscenter.org or (619) 527-6161 ext. 376.

Join the conversation on social media using #JacobsTownHall.

The Jacobs Center is All About that Jazz

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Back by popular demand, the Jazz at the Creek concert series returns to the Jacobs Center, bringing sultry grooves for a good cause to Market Creek Amphitheater.

This exciting concert series, brought to you by Jacobs Presents in partnership with M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, features three concerts over the summer.

The first concert in the series is on June 13. Jessy J is turning up the heat on the saxophone, Melina will dazzle with her R&B-tinged vocals and the CEO’s Rhythm Section will keep the good vibes going throughout. It’s going to be a great evening of good music.

The hits keep on coming on July 11 as Chanté Moore, L.A. Collective and J Boykin hit the stage, then again on August 15 when we welcome Daneen Wilburn, Reggie Codrington and Nick Colionne.

To cap off a summer of great jazz events, the Jacobs Center will host a special evening supper club featuring Latin jazz trio Besos de Coco and superstar jazz performer Michelle Coltrane, daughter of the legendary John Coltrane, on October 2. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting event!

Tickets for individual Jazz at the Creek concerts are available online, or you can buy all three at a discounted rate. A portion of the proceeds from Jazz at the Creek ticket sales will go to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides backpack full of food to needy elementary school children and their families. Click here to purchase!

Walgreens Brings Happy and Healthy to the Diamond Neighborhoods!

This past Saturday, residents of southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, District 4 Councilmember Myrtle Cole and other community leaders joined officials from the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the long awaited grand opening of Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue – a milestone in revitalization of this community.

Members of the Walgreens team join District 1 County Supervisor Greg Cox, Jacobs Center Board Member Valerie Jacobs Hapke, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, District 4 City Councilmember Myrtle Cole, and Jacobs Center President and CEO Reginald Jones to officially cut-the ribbon to open the Walgreens near the corner of Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

Members of the Walgreens team join District 1 County Supervisor Greg Cox, Jacobs Center Board Member Valerie Jacobs Hapke, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, District 4 City Councilmember Myrtle Cole, and Jacobs Center President and CEO Reginald Jones to officially cut-the ribbon to open the Walgreens near the corner of Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

The opening of this Walgreens is significant because this is the first time the more than 88,000 residents of the Diamond Neighborhoods have had convenient access to a pharmacy in their neighborhood. Previously residents had to travel to Lemon Grove, National City or Downtown to get the essential goods and services provided by a drug store.

City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks residents and community leaders at the grand opening celebration for the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks to residents and community leaders at the grand opening celebration for the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

Prior to its opening, the Jacobs Center partnered with Walgreens and South Metro Career Center to host interview workshops and hiring fairs. Of the 15 permanent positions Walgreens was hiring for nearly all were filled by residents of the Diamond Neighborhoods.

Demetrius Morissette, a resident of southeastern San Diego's Diamond Neighborhoods in one of the new team members at the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

Demetrius Morissette, a resident of southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods is one of the new team members at the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

“Walgreens is evidence of our redevelopment progress and what can be achieved when we work together with the residents of this community. We know residents are ready to support Walgreens and other developments of this nature. Today we celebrate the grand opening of Walgreens, but we are also here to let San Diego know that the Diamond Neighborhoods are open for business! ” said Reginald Jones, president and CEO of the Jacobs Center.

Children from southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods enjoyed getting their faces painted at the grand opening celebration for the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue

Children from southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods enjoyed getting their faces painted at the grand opening celebration for the Walgreens near Market Street and Euclid Avenue

Bringing Walgreens to the area is part of the Jacobs Center’s master redevelopment plan to revitalize and encourage investment along the Market Street and Euclid Avenue corridors. The Jacobs Center plans to develop the remaining 50 acres they own in the area over the next 15 years and provide more options for housing, dining, and entertainment. Two more of the Jacobs Center’s redevelopment projects will break ground before the end of this year.

More photos from the Walgreens Grand Opening celebration can be seen here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Parking Area Repairs and Improvements, Market Creek Plaza

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

May 11, 2015

Parking Area Repairs and Improvements

Market Creek Plaza

342 Euclid Avenue

San Diego, CA 92114

Proposal Final Due Date:  May 29th, 2015

Contractor Walk Thru:  May 22nd, 2015 at 11am in front of Felix’s BBQ

Contact:  Dennis J. Notaro, Sr. Regional Property Manager, Capital Growth Properties, Inc.

Contact information:  858-729-9314 or preferably dnotaro@cgpinc.com

Proposals must be received via email, snail mail, or hand delivery by May 29th, 2015.

SCOPE:

Repairs, Slurry Seal Coating, & Striping:

  • Removal and haul away of approximately 6800 square feet of oil saturated asphalt in 9 locations.
  • Repave these areas with 4 “of hot mix asphalt (red striped areas on diagram) (pick the worst areas in parking slots).
  • Remove and haul away approximately 300 square feet of failed asphalt in 2 locations.
  • Repave these areas with 4” of hot mix asphalt (yellow areas on diagram).
  • Clean surface and apply hot oil tack coat and overlay approximately 650 square feet of deteriorating asphalt in 2 locations with 1” average of new hot mix asphalt. (Blue areas on diagram).
  • Slurry seal entire parking lot. (Approximately 124,000 square feet including all driveways.
  • Restripe all parking slots and affected areas.
  • Repaint all curbs existing colors.

SEPARATE PROPOSAL :  ADA Work  

  • Remove and replace 6 concrete ramps and repour for ADA compliance.
  • Repave 3 ADA parking landing areas to meet ADA compliance.
  • Install 11 new updated ADA signs in ADA parking spaces.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Exterior Painting, Market Creek Plaza

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

May 11, 2015

Exterior Painting

Market Creek Plaza

342 Euclid Avenue

San Diego, CA 92114

Proposal Final Due Date:  May 29th, 2015

Contractor Walk Thru:  May 22nd, 2015 at 12 noon in front of Felix’s BBQ.

Contact:  Dennis J. Notaro, Sr. Regional Property Manager, Capital Growth Properties, Inc.

Contact information:  858-729-9314 or preferably dnotaro@cgpinc.com

Proposals must be received via email, snail mail, or hand delivery by May 29th, 2015.

SCOPE:  3 Retail buildings, one monument sign, dumpster enclosures, light poles.

Exterior Painting:

  • Preparation
    See attached Painting Specifications from Dunn Edwards.
  • Finishes—All Dunn Edwards Products
    See attached Painting Specifications from Dunn Edwards.
  • EXCLUSIONS
    Unpainted block walls, tenant added items, window mullions, roof equipment, roof/jacks, plant and dirt covered surfaces, bridge items, wood trellis, metal repairs, mailboxes, washing of windows, curbs, stenciling, striping, perimeter wrought iron fence shared with Jacobs Center, yellow bollards, SDGE boxes.
  • Painting Specifications and color palette attached.
    No deviation from color palette provided.All painting specifications to be followed per Dunn Edwards Painting Specifications report.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Landscape Improvements, Market Creek Plaza

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

May 11, 2015

Landscape Improvements

Market Creek Plaza

342 Euclid Avenue

San Diego, CA 92114

Proposal Final Due Date:  May 29th, 2015

Contractor Walk Thru:  May 22nd, 2015 10am in front of Felix’s BBQ

Contact:  Dennis J. Notaro, Sr. Regional Property Manager, Capital Growth Properties, Inc.

Contact information:  858-729-9314 or preferably dnotaro@cgpinc.com

Proposals must be received via email, snail mail, or hand delivery by May 29th, 2015.

SCOPE:

  • Removal of existing plant material in planers throughout property. (No large tree or pigmy palm removal).
  • Installation of additional 28- 15 gallon Pigmy Date Palms to match existing throughout.
  • Installation of 900 + 5 gallon plants. (palette contractor choice) ( must provide renderings).
  • Installation of 60 yards of premium landscape mulch—2” deep throughout.
  • Irrigation repairs in affected planters.
  • Planters to be re-landscaped:

    – Raised Circle Planters in Parking Lot—4 total (Do not remove trees)
    – Parking Lot Island Planters—10 total
    – Rectangle Planters along walkways –11 total
    – Rectangle Planters in Parking Lots –15 total
    – Store Front Planters at 336—342
    – Back side of Buildings 336—342
    – Raised Planters behind 336—342 (2 total)
    – Food 4 Less front planters
    – Euclid Avenue Driveway entrance planters and around monument sign
    – Patio area between Starbucks and Wells Fargo

Separate Bid:

Scope:  Replant existing large pots throughout the property with fresh potting soil, and palette of short, medium, taller, and cascading plant material that is drought tolerant.  Finish surface with mulch.

Summer is Full STE[+a]M Ahead Program – APPLY TODAY!

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Summer is Full STE[+a]M Ahead! Are you Ready? 

Spend your summer doing fun hands-on activities that help better your community. Apply TODAY for the Full STE[+a]M Ahead Program! This annual summer program builds off of the national STE[+a]M education movement that combines the arts with science, technology, engineering, and math. The program offers activities related to science, food justice, urban gardening, and photography providing a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare students in southeastern San Diego for competitive careers in the 21st century. Students in grades 9 – 12 who live or go to high school in southeastern San Diego are eligible for this FREE program. 

Two Tracks Offered: 

TRACK 1 July 13 – 31 – From Food Swamps to Green Communities: Leading the Good Food Revolution 
Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Elementary Institute of Science (608 51st Street)

TRACK 2 July 27 – August 7
 – Placemaking in a Digital World, Storytelling through Photography
Monday – Thursday 1 – 5 pm at Project New Village (5106 Federal Boulevard, Suite 103)
Fridays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Elementary Institute of Science (608 51st Street)

Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to receive college credit!

Applications are available at www.jacobscenter.org/impact_steam.htm 

Completed applications can be emailed, faxed, or dropped off to:

Joseph French, Program Coordinator
Phone: 619-527-6161 ext. 365 • Fax: 619-527-6162
Email: JFrench@JacobsCenter.org
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

Applications due by 5 pm, Friday, June 12.

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Trolley Residential Project – BID OPPORTUNITY

BID OPPORTUNITY

Trolley Residential

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and Chelsea Investments Corporation

Construction of a (52) multi-family apartment units in a 3-story structure over podium with subterranean garage including common facilities.

The plan room with the project details, project plans and RFP can be accessed via the link below. In the “View Specs” tab is where you will find the bid package, prevailing wage determination, section 3 documents, soils report, acoustical report, etc.

Culinary Fusion Festival – FREE May 16

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Join us  for a celebration of healthy living and cultural entertainment – Striving to be COCONUTS about Health!  All are welcome to attend this FREE event.

Saturday, May 16
10 am – 3 pm
Market Creek Amphitheater
Parking is available at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue

Our theme is coconuts, a healthy and delicious treat with many beneficial characteristics. Enjoy delicious food, healthy cooking demonstrations, live music and dance, and awesome resources shared by the various cultures that make up STRIVE San Diego!

STRIVE San Diego is the work of community partners that make up the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Health Network, a project of Operation Samahan, Inc.

For more information visit www.OperationSamahan.org 

Northwest Village Creek Phase 2 – Notice to Qualified General Contractors

NOTICE TO QUALIFIED GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation,
Northwest Village Creek Phase 2

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) (Owner), invites sealed bids from qualified General Contractors for providing the materials & installation of the Northwest Village Creek Phase 2 project at 4970 and 5050 Market Street and 504 and 602 Euclid Avenue between Market Street and Guymon Street, San Diego, CA 92114.

Sealed bid packages will be returned to Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation at 404 Euclid Ave (third floor), San Diego, CA 92114 no later than 2:00 pm PST on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. A mandatory pre-bid job walk with the owner representative’s will be held on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am PST, to review construction administration procedures, existing site conditions, construction access, staging areas, safety and protection. Each contractor shall RSVP their attendance at the mandatory site visit/job walk to the Construction Manager, Mitch Whitson: mitch@whitsoncm.com via email: with cc: to Ryan Melow, Project Manager; rmelow@whitsoncm.com

This project is partially funded by the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and as such the entire project is subject to Davis-Bacon Wage Determination (PREVAILING WAGE and CERTIFIED PAYROLL); and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act [12 U.S.C. 1701u and 24 CFR Part 135]. Section 3 is HUD’s legislative directive for providing preference to low- and very low-income residents of the local community (regardless of race or gender), and the businesses that substantially employ these persons, for new employment, training, and contracting opportunities resulting from HUD-funded projects. Additional funding is provided by the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Prop 84).

Please note that all RFP and bid documents will be available on multiple construction bidding sites (TheBlueBook.com; SDDT.com; BidClerk.com).  Whitson CM can also provide a link to the documents via their sharefile site.  Please contract Whitson CM for link to documents.

Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, color, ethnicity, and national origin have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. JCNI reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Jacobs Center to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant. Award is Among 1,023 Made Nationally.

15-007_ChollasGroundBreaking_100Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $30,000 award to the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation to support its Chollas Creek Gateways project. The grant will allow the Jacobs Center to work with artists and design teams to develop design concepts for artistic gateways as a complement to the Chollas Creek Restoration Project. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from the Jacobs Center represents an investment in both local communities and our nation’s creative vitality.”

“Projects like the Chollas Creek Gateways help enhance the natural beauty of southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods and provide residents and visitors with attractive places to gather and enjoy the outdoors. We are grateful for the support we have received from the National Endowment for the Arts in the past and for this new opportunity to advance our work to revitalize our community” said Jacobs Center President and CEO Reginald Jones.

Over a two-year period, the Jacobs Center will undertake an open competitive process to commission artists/design teams to develop concepts for Chollas Creek Gateways. The project will result in the design of prominent, art interventions announcing a 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek. The project supports City of San Diego and community planning efforts to revitalize the creek, which runs through southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods to the San Diego Bay.

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov.

Join us to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Walgreens! May 16 at 10 a.m.

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Market Street and Euclid Avenue is your corner for happy and healthy! The Walgreens near there is NOW OPEN, providing you with easy access to a pharmacy and much more right in your neighborhood!

Join us to celebrate this milestone in the revitalization of southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods.

Bring the family and enjoy a jumping castle, face-painting, and DJ. Walgreens will have a raffle for great prizes and offer giveaways and special promotions at this location only.

All are welcome to attend this FREE event. Please contact Liz Faris at LFaris@JacobsCenter.org or 619.527.6161 ext. 376 with any questions.

For more information visit JacobsCenter.org or connect with us on social media.

Grow Fresh Opportunities for Your Business. Join Our Preferred Caterers List!

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Are you a local caterer with a unique style? Are you the go to caterer for certain celebrations? Then Jacobs Meetings and Events wants you on our preferred caterers list!

Our 40,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor venue hosts:

  • Community meetings
  • Conferences
  • Quinceañeras
  • Concerts
  • Cultural Festivals
  • Weddings

Increase your business’ exposure while helping us better serve our community’s diverse cultural needs.

Click here for the selection criteria.

Applications are due by May 22.  

POSTPONED: Chollas Creek Construction Jobs Hiring Fair

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The Chollas Creek Construction Jobs Hiring Fair originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 from 3-5 p.m. at the Jacobs Center has been postponed due to the timing for selecting a contractor for the project.

This event will be re-scheduled in the near future. We will let you know as soon we have a new date and time for this hiring event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information or questions, email DiamondJobs@JacobsCenter.org

This project is funded in part by the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Prop 84) and with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Jacobs Presents – Tyler’s Suite, A Celebration of Life! May 7

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One in Three Students Have Been Cyber Bullied.

As part of their 30th anniversary celebration, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents a special FREE youth performance about the life of Tyler Celmenti. Tyler’s Suite offers a message of hope and dignity for all LGBT youth and their families.

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Tyler’s Suite
Thursday, May 7
6 p.m.
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 

For FREE tickets click here or call (619) 432-2244.

This inspiring choral performance, composed in memory of Tyler Clementi, the gay Rutgers College student who committed suicide after being bullied by his roommate, was co-commissioned with six brother choruses and Oscar and Grammy winner Stephen Schwarz, (Wicked and Pippin.)

Star/Pal United for Youth Celebrity Luncheon – May 1

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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is excited to host the Star/Pal United for Youth Celebrity Luncheon on May 1! Local celebrities will team up with San Diego law enforcement to serve tables in our Celebration Hall, in an effort to raise funds for Star/Pal.

Meet members of the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers and other local celebs as they wait on you! Every dollar raised will go towards Star/Pal’s efforts to keep kids safe, in school, and away from crime and violence.

Click here for ticket information and be a superhero to youth TODAY!

What Do You Want to See in Your Neighborhood? Take This Survey For a Chance to Win a Prize!

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You’re busy. We understand. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could save a little time by having more places to shop and dine right in your neighborhood?

We want to know what restaurants, retailers and service providers you want to see in the Diamond Neighborhoods so we can better focus our efforts on bringing you the places you want to visit!

Please take a couple minutes to fill out a few multiple choice questions. We’ve listed some places that are looking for opportunities to grow for you to consider.

This survey will be available until May 15. We will share the full results at our next Town Hall focusing on redevelopment planned for this summer.

Survey participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 gift card to the top selected full service restaurant. Make sure to include your contact information so we know how to reach you if you win!

Click here to be taken to the survey