Community leaders and residents gather to celebrate the start of the Chollas Creek Restoration Project

Yesterday, City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Myrtle Cole, County of San Diego District 1 Supervisor Greg Cox, other community leaders and residents gathered in southeastern San Diego to celebrate the start of the Chollas Creek Restoration Project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 2 p.m. at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Guymon Street adjacent to the creek.

Community leaders and residents of the Diamond Neighborhoods gathered on March 26 to celebrate the start of construction on the Chollas Creek Restoration Project

Community leaders and residents of the Diamond Neighborhoods gathered on March 26 to celebrate the start of construction on the Chollas Creek Restoration Project

The project provides several environmental enhancements including re-vegetating the creek with native plants, removing invasive plant species and redirecting creek flows into the low channel to reduce flooding.  It will also beautify the area with public art works and create places for residents to gather and enjoy the outdoors. A pedestrian bridge across the creek will be added as part of the project, providing a safer pathway for students attending Horton Elementary School.

The restoration of Chollas Creek is  part of the our goal to develop the approximately 50 remaining acres owned by the Jacobs Family Foundation over the next 15 years. It also plays an integral part in transforming southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods into a more walkable community and encouraging future investments in the area.

From left to right: City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Myrtle Cole, Jacobs Center President and CEO Reginald Jones, Jacobs Center and Jacobs Family Foundation Board Member Valerie Jacobs Hapke, City of San Diego Economic Development Department Director Erik Caldwell, Jacobs Center Vice President of Impact and Marketing Angela Titus, Norm Hapke and County of San Diego District 1 Supervisor Greg Cox

From left to right: City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Myrtle Cole, Jacobs Center President and CEO Reginald Jones, Jacobs Center and Jacobs Family Foundation Board Member Valerie Jacobs Hapke, City of San Diego Economic Development Department Director Erik Caldwell, Jacobs Center Vice President of Impact and Marketing Angela Titus, Jacobs Center and Jacobs Family Foundation Board Member Norm Hapke and County of San Diego District 1 Supervisor Greg Cox

Creek restoration is scheduled to start construction in May and is anticipated to be complete this fall.

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