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