By Kim Simas
October 27, 2019 (Julian) - On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF) will host their second fundraiser benefitting the Julian Town Square Project. The group is spearheading the much-anticipated project to breathe life into the empty corner lot in the center of town. After three decades, the time is right to turn the space into something beautiful for Julian. Contaminated materials have been cleared from the vacant lot formerly owned by Chevron and county officials have given the green light to develop this property.
JCHF has been working with the current owner to purchase the property. They have also been working with the Julian Architectural Review Board, the Julian Historical Society and the San Diego County Planning Department to comply with historical standards and permit requirements. They’ve partnered with CASA for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, a San Diego non-profit organization, and have raised over $186,000 in donations and pledges so far.