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 entertainment space. Julian town square will be an epicenter of art, theater and community gatherings.
You can help by contributing to our fundraising-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 donate would be greatly appreciated. DONATE NOW...
This is your opportunity to forever be part of a community project that will last into the ages. Visit our PayPal 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 mail. Send your checks to:
Julian Community Heritage Foundation
PO Box 236
Julian, CA 92036
Make the check out to Julian Community Heritage Foundation. Please write Julian Town Square Project on check memo.
We're now in the process of fundraising for the development of the Julian Town Square.
All donors, no matter what the amount will be recognized on our web-site donor page. Other donation options include a tree plaque, bench plaque and a prominently displayed plaque on the water tower. Your donations 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 donation tiers and corresponding accolades:
Any person donating over $300 will have a dedicated name plaque on our donor wall at the town square site. We're still coordinating with the ARB and architects to designate a plaque design and exact location for the donor wall. Etch your name in stone among the great founders and citizens of our proud and historic Julian.
Any person donating over $5,000 will have a dedicated name plaque on one of our trees. We plan on having 10 trees planted at the site, which will be dedicated in your honor.
Any person donating over $10,000 will be recognized with a bench plaque at the site. We should have about 5 benches dedicated at the site.
Any person donating over $100,00 will have a dedicated name plaque on our water tower. We only have one spot on the water tower and the plaque is contingent on ARB and county approval.
We put together an illustrated time-line depicting the property history dating back to 1910.
The Julian Community Heritage Foundation started as a volunteer effort towards creating a Town Square for our historic town of Julian. 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 raised $600,000 for the purchase of the lot. The plans were presented to Dianne Jacob, our San Diego County Board of Supervisors Representative at the time, and she was very supporting the project. We have been working with the Julian Architectural Review Board to ensure we are in compliance with historic district building guidelines.
Our next goal is to raise the necessary funds to develop the vacant lot. Read More...
ABC 10 News ran the story about the Julian Town Square multiple times today. Rami Abdel and Kim Simas were interviewed for the story. This is great news for our efforts towards transforming the empty lot on Main Street and Washington Street into a town square. We appreciate all your continued support and donations. We're getting very close towards making this project a reality.
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The Julian Community Heritage Foundation was a community driven initiative for the creation of a Julian Town Square on the corner of Main St. and Washington St. The idea was the brainchild of Teak Nichols, along with the support of Jean Duffy and Dana Pettersen. Various other individuals and organizations have supported the initiative in various ways including: Chevron, The Julian Chamber of Commerce, the Julian Historical Society and the San Diego Backcountry Visitors Bureau, as well as Community Action, Service and Advocacy (CASA).
Many steps have already been taken to bring this project to fruition including:
Jean Duffy - JCHF President
Dana Pettersen - JCHF Vice President/Fundraising Chair
Teak Nichols - JCHF Development Director
Kim Simas - JCHF Treasurer
Joan Cirillo - JCHF Secretary
Advisory Community Members:
Jay Evarts - Architect
Sherry Horton - Julian Architectural Review Board
Hilary Ward - Julian Pathways, Inc.
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've received donations that will go towards acquiring the lot. The next step will be to raise funds for the development phase.
We partnered up with the non-profit Community Action, Service and Advocacy (CASA) and they were our fiscal agent and sponsor in the beginning of the process. Currently, the Julian Community Heritage Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization. All proceeds go towards the funding of the town square project.