WHAT’S NEW FOR NEW CITY AMERICA
On June 23rd, 2020, New City America successfully formed it 88th Business Improvement District. This time it was a renewal to a current BID in the historic Lincoln Heights Industrial Zone district in Los Angeles. The Lincoln Heights community is one of the original suburbs of Los Angeles and home to many great old-time manufacturing firms. The property owners voted overwhelmingly to support for renewal of the district by an overwhelming margin, during the height of the COVID crisis.
On June 23rd, 2020, New City America successfully formed its 87th Business Improvement District. This time it was a renewal of a current BID in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA. Pacific Palisades is one of the most exclusive business districts in the Los Angeles region and this district was renewed, by a vote of the property owners by a 4 to 1 margin during the height of the COVID crisis.
On June 16th, 2020, New City America successfully formed its 86th Business Improvement District. This was done through a mail balloting renewal process in Berkeley California in the famed North Shattuck Business Improvement District. North Shattuck is the home of the “Gourmet Ghetto” and California Cuisine which was developed here in the 1980s. Property voters overwhelmingly supported formation of the new district.
On November 19th, 2019, New City America successfully formed its 85th Community Benefit District, this time in the historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa California. Santa Rosa is located Sonoma County and has been a manufacturing area for over 120 years. Recently, high quality retail and restaurants and major hotels have moved into the area due to its proximity to the Wine country. In 2018, the SMART Train station opened in the heart of Railroad Square which will allow people to live in the district and enter the City of San Francisco in just a little over an hour. This Community is headed for major renewal and re-invention over the next ten years.
On August 20th, 2019, New City America successfully formed its 84th Community Benefit District, this time in the model community of Downtown Ontario CA. Known as the fastest growing complete City in the San Bernardino County area, Downtown Ontario is on the brink of great and rapid changes with the building of a new college campus in the heart of Downtown, the construction of hundreds of new market rate housing in the next two years, all centered our one of the most beautiful and historic streets in the State of California – Euclid Avenue. The property owners vote by a margin of 4 to 1 to support the creation of the new CBD.
New City America has been awarded a contract to serve as interim administrator of the newly formed Downtown San Francisco Community Benefit District. This 4 million dollar district hopes to find new ways to respond to the key issue of homelessness in San Francisco and hopes to form a strong bond between the Financial District property owners, the City of San Francisco and area businesses and tenants to develop one of the most dynamic business districts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
On July 16th, 2019, New City America successfully formed its 83rd Community Benefit District, this time in the historic Financial District and Jackson Square in San Francisco. After working on this effort for many years, the San Francisco Financial District was approved by over 70% support from the property owners in this historic district. The San Francisco Financial District and Jackson Square are perhaps the oldest and most established business districts on the west coast.
New City America has been awarded a contract to work under the City Manager in Oxnard California. Marco Li Mandri will be working with City Manager Alex Nguyen to work on Economic Development initiatives including attracting new businesses and property owners to Downtown Oxnard;
New City America has been awarded a contract to administer the newly formed Downtown Downey Community Benefit District. Downtown Downey property owners overwhelmingly approved this new property assessment district in the summer of 2018. Downey is a growing city with a vibrant Downtown just south of Downtown Los Angeles.
New City America has been awarded a contract to administer the newly formed Downtown Hayward Community Benefit District. Downtown Hayward is the heart of the San Francisco East Bay area and is undergoing tremendous growth as a historic district and transit-oriented community adjacent to a BART station. Dominic Li Mandri will serve as the District Manager of the Association.
New City America President Marco Li Mandri was recently featured in an article in Forbes Magazine based upon New City America’s work in San Diego’s Little Italy District. Forbes rated Little Italy as cone of the most improved neighborhoods in the country over the past decade.
New City America has been awarded a contract to investigate the feasibility for a new Community Benefit District in Downtown Anaheim. Downtown Anaheim is increasingly growing into a great urban center for Orange County, provided a dynamic counterpoint to the Resort area around Disneyland. The new Downtown is filled with entrepreneurial and cutting-edge restaurants, new housing and new public spaces. The investigative phase of this contract will be completed in early 2019.
New City America has been awarded a contract to form a new Community Benefit District along the West End of El Cajon Blvd in San Diego. After 60 years of very little economic development, this west end of El Cajon Blvd is booming with hundreds of new residential units under construction of in the planning stages. This district will comprise two distinct business districts, the West End and the new “Central Park Blvd” district. The district is planned to be established by the early summer of 2019.
New City America has been awarded a contract to form a new Community Benefit District, this time in Downtown Millbrae in the Bay Area. Downtown Millbrae is the last southern stop on the BART station, adjacent to San Francisco International Airport. Its Downtown is filled with many creative retailers and shops and has a huge growth potential around its large BART station.
On July 31st, New City America successfully established its 82nd Community Benefit District (BID), this time in Downtown Glendale California. This was an expansion and renewal of the current Downtown Glendale CBD formed in 2013 by New City America. New City America has managed this district since 2014 and has seen over 1,000 residential units and scores of new retail and commercial offices open since that time. Downtown Glendale is becoming the city center of the San Gabriel Valley surpassing even the successful Old Town Pasadena in the minds of many.