New City America has been awarded a contract to form and manage a new non-profit public benefit corporation (the East Village Improvement Association) representing the property owners of the East Village district of Downtown San Diego.  Defined by the fastest growing sector of Downtown San Diego’s neighborhoods including the San Diego Padres ballpark, City College, the IDEA District, Makers Quarter and thousands of new residents, the growing pains of this new city downtown neighborhood require innovative and contemporary management skills.  The East Village Improvement Association should receive its public benefit status by the summer of 2017.

New City America has been awarded a contract to manage all aspects of the Liberty Station Community Association Liberty Station as of December 1st, 2017.  NCA staff shall serve as the management entity which serves the Liberty Station Community Association Board of Directors and represents the 17 property owners of Liberty Station.

Liberty Station is a mixed-use development in San DiegoCalifornia on the site of the former Naval Training Center San Diego. It is located in the Point Loma community of San Diego. It has a waterfront location, on a boat channel off of San Diego Bay, just west of the San Diego Airport and a few miles north of Downtown San Diego. The 361-acre (1.46 km2) project includes several distinct districts:  a retail and commercial district, a promenade focused on nonprofit activities, an educational district, a residential district, a hotel district, an office district, and a park/open space area along the boat channel.

The Naval Training Center site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the individual structures are designated as historic by the city of San Diego. Dozens of the historical buildings are being adapted for stores, offices, schools, and other purposes.

The project started when the Navy announced in 1993 that it was closing the San Diego training center. The City of San Diego created a 27-member commission to determine what to do with the site. The commission developed and the city accepted a detailed plan that served as the basis for a request for quotation from a master developer; The Corky McMillin Company was selected. The base closed with a ceremony on March 21, 1997.

Along with its management of the Little Italy district in Downtown San Diego, New City America has excelled to become the leading district management corporation in the State of California. Liberty Station is the largest and most complex of all of the districts managed by NCA.

 

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, presented a report on the state of Little Italys nationwide at the Annual National Italian America Foundation Gala and Meeting on October 15th, 2016 in Washington DC.  Marco shared the speakers’ platform with John Calvelli, NIAF Executive Board member and member of the Arthur Avenue Business Improvement District, to discuss which Little Italys were thriving and which were struggling.  This will begin the effort on the part of NIAF to build support and an organizational network of Little Italys in the United States and Canada.

 

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, spoke in Rochester New York in early October about the emerging effort to establish a new Little Italy district in the adjoining Town of Gates.  Led by local leader Silvano Orsi, the Little Italy Rochester effort there is great momentum building for the creation of this new Italian business district in the Town of Gates.

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, was a panelist at the Council of State Governments Transportation and Infrastructure Workshop in Washington, DC on Friday, May 20, 2016.  Marco spoke about the building up of Little Italy as a Transit Oriented District and the impact that this has had on the tremendous growth since the late 1990s. The Council of State Governments ran an extensive interview of Marco in its January 2016 national magazine on the evolution of BIDs in the US today.  (see article in “Media” section of the website)

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, led a meeting with Chris Leinberger, Chairman of LOCUS – Smart Growth America, in a workshop on Placemaking in Union Square Somerville, MA.  Somerville is one of the fastest growing, densely populated and highly educated cities in Massachusetts today.  Union Square is set for tremendous growth based upon an anticipated rail link by 2020, and the issue of creating a placemaking strategy for a mixed use, mixed income and mixed race neighborhood was the basis of the meeting.  (May 2016)

New City America President, Marco Li Mandri, was interviewed for a feature article on urban forestry in the San Diego Business Journal.  The City of San Diego Urban Forrester believes that Little Italy, managed by New City America, is one of the best examples of a well-managed urban forestry programs in San Diego County today.

New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate a new Financial District CBD in the historic banking district of San Francisco.  The area including the Financial District includes some of the oldest, historic and architecturally significant buildings in the blocks north of Market Street in the City.  This CBD investigation should continue through the end of 2016 will a determination made, by the end of the year, on whether or not to proceed;

New City America has been awarded a contract to work with the Gaslamp Quarter Association to initiate new placemaking initiatives throughout the historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego.  A key component of this work will be to identify new signage, vacating of streets for public space, overseeing the renovation and management of Hilton Park and creating a new public benefit corporation known as the Gaslamp Quarter Alliance whose purpose is to consolidate property owners and community members and fund many of the new placemaking initiatives;

New City America has been awarded the contract to manage the “Top of Broadway” Community Benefit District in the historic Barbary Coast of San Francisco.  NCA employee Dominic Li Mandri will serve as the District manager for the oversight of this district.  The Top of Broadway CBD represents some of the oldest and most established businesses in San Francisco including a wide array of Adult Entertainment venues, the Beat Museum, City Lights Books, Tosca Bar, Tomaso’s restaurant and many new coffee/restaurants and bars which make this into one of the most exciting up and coming district in San Francisco;

New City America has been awarded a contract to work on the investigation of a new Community Benefit District in the City of Whittier CaliforniaWhittier is a small but beautiful city in Los Angeles County that is beginning to see the changes that can occur when market rate housing enters its Downtown and Uptown business district;

On September 1st, 2015, New City America formed its 77th Community Benefit District, this time Modesto California.  Property owners voted by a large margin to implement a new CBD totaling almost $700,000 per year in Downtown Modesto.  This is New City America’s 4th successful district formation in the Central Valley of California

On July 21st, 2015, New City America formed its 76th Community Benefit District, this time in Downtown Salinas in Monterrey County, California.  Property owners voted by a margin of 3 to 1 to support the new CBD, after a year of work in putting together a management plan, leading to the successful vote in July 2015;

On July 13th, 2015, NCA President Marco Li Mandri gave testimony to the House of Representatives and State Senate Joint Committee of on Community Development and Small Business in the Massachusetts State HouseThe testimony was related to new legislation that Smart Growth Massachusetts and New City America introduced into the Massachusetts legislature in January 2015.  House Bill 144, (Brighton/Donahue), seeks to expedite and update the current law which allows for the growth of new Community Benefit Districts throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts. (July 2015)

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, was featured on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune in discussing the progress and development of San Diego’s Little Italy, a district New City America has managed since the late 1990’s. (June 2015)

New City Public Spaces (a sister corporation of New City America) was awarded a major contract to provide sidewalk attendant services to the Downtown Glendale Community Benefit District.  The services include landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, pressure washing, seasonal displays, and public space development and management.  (June 2015)

New City America has been hired to manage the San Leandro Downtown Community Benefit District in the East San Francisco Bay Area.  NCA staff Dominic Li Mandri, will serve as the District Manager in this rapidly revitalizing, walkable, transit oriented Downtown area adjacent to a major BART station;

New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate the formation of a new Community Benefit District in Downtown Downey, CA.  Downey is a small, but growing city south of Downtown Los Angeles that is undergoing a tremendous revitalization in its Downtown area.  Market rate housing, public improvements and new retail is entering the Downtown at a greater pace than any time in the last 20 years.

New City America has been awarded a contract to advise the City of Somerville Massachusetts on strategies to revitalize their emerging business districts in anticipation of two new subway stations that about to open.   NCA was selected after a national solicitation of similar companies to provide professional services for stakeholder organization.  The contract is anticipated to last 3 years commencing in June 2014.

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, spoke in Rochester New York in early October about the emerging effort to establish a new Little Italy district in the adjoining Town of Gates.  Led by local leader Silvano Orsi, the Little Italy Rochester effort there is great momentum building for the creation of this new Italian business district in the Town of Gates.

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, was a panelist at the Council of State Governments Transportation and Infrastructure Workshop in Washington, DC on Friday, May 20, 2016.  Marco spoke about the building up of Little Italy as a Transit Oriented District and the impact that this has had on the tremendous growth since the late 1990s. The Council of State Governments ran an extensive interview of Marco in its January 2016 national magazine on the evolution of BIDs in the US today.  (see article in “Media” section of the website)

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, led a meeting with Chris Leinberger, Chairman of LOCUS – Smart Growth America, in a workshop on Placemaking in Union Square Somerville, MA.  Somerville is one of the fastest growing, densely populated and highly educated cities in Massachusetts today.  Union Square is set for tremendous growth based upon an anticipated rail link by 2020, and the issue of creating a placemaking strategy for a mixed use, mixed income and mixed race neighborhood was the basis of the meeting.  (May 2016)

New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate the possibility of a new financial mechanism to enhance marketing and parking in historic Downtown Fullerton, in Orange County, CA.  This is the fourth contract NCA has won in the rapidly growing Orange County region. (Anaheim, Dana Point, Santa Ana, Fullerton)

New City America President, Marco Li Mandri, was interviewed for a feature article on urban forestry in the San Diego Business Journal.  The City of San Diego Urban Forrester believes that Little Italy, managed by New City America, is one of the best examples of a well-managed urban forestry programs in San Diego County today.

New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate a new Financial District CBD in the historic banking district of San Francisco.  The area including the Financial District includes some of the oldest, historic and architecturally significant buildings in the blocks north of Market Street in the City.  This CBD investigation should continue through the end of 2016 will a determination made, by the end of the year, on whether or not to proceed.

New City America has been awarded a contract to work with the Gaslamp Quarter Association to initiate new placemaking initiatives throughout the historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego.  A key component of this work will be to identify new signage, vacating of streets for public space, overseeing the renovation and management of Hilton Park and creating a new public benefit corporation known as the Gaslamp Quarter Alliance whose purpose is to consolidate property owners and community members and fund many of the new placemaking initiatives.

New City America has been awarded the contract to manage the “Top of Broadway” Community Benefit District in the historic Barbary Coast of San Francisco.  NCA employee Dominic Li Mandri will serve as the District manager for the oversight of this district.  The Top of Broadway CBD represents some of the oldest and most established businesses in San Francisco including a wide array of Adult Entertainment venues, the Beat Museum, City Lights Books, Tosca Bar, Tomaso’s restaurant and many new coffee/restaurants and bars which make this into one of the most exciting up and coming district in San Francisco.

New City America has been awarded a contract to work on the investigation of a new Community Benefit District in the City of Whittier CaliforniaWhittier is a small but beautiful city in Los Angeles County that is beginning to see the changes that can occur when market rate housing enters its Downtown and Uptown business district.

On September 1st, 2015, New City America formed its 77th Community Benefit District, this time Modesto California.  Property owners voted by a large margin to implement a new CBD totaling almost $700,000 per year in Downtown Modesto.  This is New City America’s 4th successful district formation in the Central Valley of California.

New City America has been hired to form a new Community Benefit District in San Diego’s famous Mission Beach Community.  The investigation of the community will occur in the early Fall and a determination will be made in December as to whether support exists or not to proceed with the CBD formation.

On July 21st, 2015, New City America formed its 76th Community Benefit District, this time in Downtown Salinas in Monterrey County, California.  Property owners voted by a margin of 3 to 1 to support the new CBD, after a year of work in putting together a management plan, leading to the successful vote in July 2015.

In mid-August, NCA President Marco Li Mandri, was interviewed on Rudy Maxa’s Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, (the most popular radio travel show in the US), on Little Italy and how it developed over the past 15 years. (August 2015)

On July 13th, 2015, NCA President Marco Li Mandri gave testimony to the House of Representatives and State Senate Joint Committee of on Community Development and Small Business in the Massachusetts State HouseThe testimony was related to new legislation that Smart Growth Massachusetts and New City America introduced into the Massachusetts legislature in January 2015.  House Bill 144, (Brighton/Donahue), seeks to expedite and update the current law which allows for the growth of new Community Benefit Districts throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts. (July 2015)

Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, was featured on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune in discussing the progress and development of San Diego’s Little Italy, a district New City America has managed since the late 1990’s. (June 2015)

New City America formed its 75th District, this time in the Laurel District in Oakland CA.  This renewal of a previous district New City America formed in 2005, was approved by a margin of 20% greater support among voting property owners. (June 2015)

New City Public Spaces (a sister corporation of New City America) was awarded a major contract to provide sidewalk attendant services to the Downtown Glendale Community Benefit District.  The services include landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, pressure washing, seasonal displays, and public space development and management.  (June 2015)

New City America has been hired to manage the San Leandro Downtown Community Benefit District in the East San Francisco Bay Area.  NCA staff Dominic Li Mandri, will serve as the District Manager in this rapidly revitalizing, walkable, transit oriented Downtown area adjacent to a major BART station.

New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate the formation of a new Community Benefit District in Downtown Downey, CA.  Downey is a small, but growing city south of Downtown Los Angeles that is undergoing a tremendous revitalization in its Downtown area.  Market rate housing, public improvements and new retail is entering the Downtown at a greater pace than any time in the last 20 years.

New City America has been awarded a contract to advise the City of Somerville Massachusetts on strategies to revitalize their emerging business districts in anticipation of two new subway stations that about to open. NCA was selected after a national solicitation of similar companies to provide professional services for stakeholder organization.  The contract is anticipated to last 3 years commencing in June 2014.