DBA ACCOMPLISHMENTS & EFFORTS

FOLLOWING ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE DBA:

EVENTS

  • Escondido Tamale Festival

  • For the Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival

  • Wedge - Escondido Cheese Festival

  • Grand Avenue Street Faires (Spring & Fall)

  • Escondido Farmers Market

  • Cruisin' Grand - Co-created by DBA

  • Fashion Week

  • Downtown Haunted House and trick or treat

 

ADVOCACY

  • For sidewalk dining, pedestrian safety & beautification

  • To allow urban residential zoning in the downtown

  • To protect and expand central park

  • To change zoning around park to allow additional retail/office/residential use

  • To city to ease restrictions on Grand Ave microbreweries and alcohol ­serving businesses/hours of operation,

  • To city to ease restrictions parking requirements for Grand Ave businesses

  • Much more

 

DOWNTOWN ACCESS

  • Successful lobbying for re­opening Grand Ave west across Centre City Pkwy to allow direct access to downtown business district from freeway

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Assisted City in Grand Avenue Vision design

  • Creation of historic storefront visitor center from former blighted building on Grand

  • (Former) pocket park on Pennsylvania replacing blighted lot

  • Flowers on medians

  • Additional/upgraded trash containers in the downtown

 

BANNERS & FLAGS

  • Seasonal and hometown heroes street banners

  • American flags on Grand on major holidays

LIGHTING

  • Additional downtown lighting on streets and in alleys

​​​SUPPORT & OUTREACH

  • Free design support to member businesses

  • Design assistance supporting preservation of historic buildings

 
 

The DBA listens to its member businesses, works to stay abreast of urban trends, works with police and city staff on security, beautification, business and economic issues, and continues to follow guidelines of the successful National Main Street program for healthy historic downtown districts.

Improving Downtown Escondido since 1962!

 

ESCONDIDO

Downtown Business Association

243 S Escondido Blvd, #701

Escondido, CA 92025 

(760) 207-6321

 

An all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)6, for the marketing, support, and preservation of the

127 year Old Historic Downtown Business District.  

 

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Christina MacLachlan

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Katherine Zimmer