Our Mission

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF) was founded to preserve the history of the community of Julian and to promote the quality of life of persons of all ages living, working, and visiting this community. Read more about our mission and on-going efforts HERE

Town Square Project

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation has been actively working on a new initiative for the development of the corner lot on Main St. and Washington St. Our vision is the creation of a Julian town square and would serve as a community park & outdoor amphitheater. Julian town square will be an epicenter of art, theater and community gatherings.

Get Involved

You can help by contributing to our pledge-drive and sharing this information. This community driven project has been years in the making and various individuals, as well as organizations have been working very hard on making it a reality for our community. Anything you can pledge would be greatly appreciated. PLEDGE NOW...

HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

This is your opportunity to forever be part of a community project that will last into the ages. Visit our GoFund Me page to donate now.

Donations of $300 or more will have a dedicated name plaque on our donor wall at the town square site.

You can also donate via PayPal or send your checks to:

PO Box 1432 - Julian, CA 92036.

Make check out to Community Action, Service and Advocacy (CASA). Please write Julian Town Square Project on check memo.

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is honored to introduce our initiative for a community park & outdoor amphitheater.

For far too many years now, the corner lot on Main St. and Washington St. has remained a barren & empty space.  Our community has watched the years pass by while this beautiful & strategically located property remains unused. We believe it's time to change that and we need your help to make it happen.

A town square will help enhance & beautify Main Street. It will also help enhance our historical appeal & provide a public space for people to gather. We'll use the space for farmers market/art & gift fairs,  open air performances - music & theater & other community events. We look forward to transforming this empty lot into a beautiful community space that will benefit us all.

Much has been accomplished since we first announced the town square project earlier this year:

- Chevron donated $10,000 seed money.

- Preliminary lot designs were presented to both the county & ARB.

- Supervisor Diane Jacobs pledged at least $100K in county NRP funds (Neighborhood Reinvestment Program $50k for the purchase & $50k for the build out).

- Local development owners, Bob Schultz and Mike Peckham are negotiating the purchase of the lot and donated $50K

- Over 50 individuals & organizations also pledged for a total of over $150K pledged so far in just a few months. PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT NOW

ACCOLADES

All donors, no matter what the amount will be recognized on our web-site donor page. Other pledge options include a tree plaque, bench plaque & a prominently displayed plaque on the water tower. Your pledges will be going towards the purchase of the lot, as well as developments costs for the proposed town square design. Below are all of the available pledge tiers and corresponding accolades:

 

Name Plaque

$300

Tree Plaque

$5,000

Bench Plaque

$10,000

Tower Plaque

$100,000

PROPERTY TIMELINE

We put together an illustrated time-line depicting the property history dating back to 1910.

PROJECT BACKSTORY

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation started as a volunteer effort towards creating a Julian Town Square initiative. It has been in the works for many years now. Various individuals and organizations have already contributed to the project and our collective efforts have so far raised well over $100,000. We have presented the plans to Dianne Jacob, our San Diego County Board of Supervisors Representative, and she is also supporting the project. We are working with the Architectural Review Board to ensure we are in compliance with historic district building guidelines.

Our immediate goal is to raise the necessary funds to purchase the vacant lot. Read More...

 

The Julian Town Square Project

For far too many years now, the corner lot on Main St. and Washington St. has remained a barren and empty space. Our community has watched the years pass by while this beautiful and strategically located property remains unused. We believe it's time to change that and we need your help to make it happen.

The town square project is being proposed for the vacant corner lot on Main St. and Washington St.

We're currently accepting donations that will go towards raising the funds to acquire the lot.

We've partnered up with the non-profit Community Action, Service and Advocacy (CASA) and they'll be our fiscal agent and sponsor throughout the process. All proceeds will be going towards the funding of the town square project. Read More...

Dedicated to Julian, its citizens and visitors - Julian Community Heritage Foundation

Our story

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is dedicated to the citizens of our beautiful county & we're committed to the betterment of our community. Our motivations are to serve America's finest city & ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Jean Duffy JCHF President
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