Southeastern San Diego has a new partner in its revitalization – The City of San Diego. The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and the City have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a public-philanthropic partnership to improve infrastructure, strengthen the community, and enhance resident’s quality of life.
The Jacobs Center owns 60 acres of land in the Southeastern San Diego’s historically underserved Diamond Neighborhoods, and is the largest land owner in City Council District 4. The partnership between the City and the Jacobs Center helps realize the full potential of the land including
- Continuing to improve the area’s infrastructure, starting with the Euclid and Market Complete Streets Project which is funded in large part by a $4 Million Caltrans Active Transportation Program grant the City applied for in partnership with the Jacobs Center.
- Exploring the creation of a business incentive fund to encourage more retail, entrepreneurship and job creation in Southeastern San Diego.
- Working with public and nonprofit agencies to encourage businesses to create more job opportunities and skills training for youth.
The Jacobs Center looks forward to continuing to work closely with the City of San Diego to transform Southeastern San Diego into a vibrant community envisioned by its residents.