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...
The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Julian and backcountry community. Our association will support this mission through lobbying and advocacy, awareness raising campaigns, community outreach, as well as collaborating with local citizens, stakeholders and authorities.
Our primary objective at this time is the creation of a Julian Town Square on the corner of Main and Washington Streets. A town square is usually found in the heart of a community and is an epicenter for gatherings and community events such as open markets, music concerts, theater and the arts. It's a centrally located town space for people to gather. This corner lot in Julian is the perfect location for the establishment of such a town square. We believe it is the most forward thinking development strategy for the empty lot, which will benefit our community and enhance our town.
For far too many years now, this lot has remained a barren and empty space. Our community has watched the years pass by while this beautiful and strategically located property has remained unused. We believe it's time to change that and we need your help to make it happen.
The Julian Town Square will help enhance and beautify Main Street. It will also help enhance our historical appeal and provide a public space for people to gather. We'll use the space for farmers market/art and gift fairs, open air performances (music, theater, etc.) and 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:
- Chevron donated $10,000 seed money.
- Preliminary lot designs have been approved in concept by both the Julian Planning Group & the Julian ARB.
- Supervisor Dianne Jacobs provided $110K in county NRP (Neighborhood Reinvestment Program) and CE (Community Enhancement Program) grant funds.
- Julian Lodge owners, Bob Schultz and Mike Peckham are negotiating the purchase of the lot and have donated over $100K
- JCHF received $330k in PLDO funds from the San Diego County
- Over 100 individuals & organizations also donated over $60K.
With your donations and support, we look forward to transforming the "corner lot" into our very own Julian Town Square park. DONATE NOW to the development phase of the Julian Town Square. With a variety of accolade levels, this is your opportunity to be a part of the project for many years to come.
The park will be developed in a series of phases. Below is a rough, preliminary outline of the phases.
Construction Phase 1:
Construction Phase 2:
2017 has been recognised as the International Year of Sustainability Tourism for Development by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.
The Agricultural Promotion Ordinance is a major step towards encouraging agri-business models in the rural parts of San Diego county. It will open up revenue generating opportunities for property owners & stake-holders, while stimulating much needed economic growth in our rural communities. This initiative also goes hand in hand with the development of sustainable & experiential tourism models such as agri-tourism, eco-tourism & glamping.
The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Julian and backcountry community. Our association will support this mission through lobbying and advocacy, awareness raising campaigns, community outreach, as well as collaborating with local citizens, stakeholders and authorities.
Our primary objective at this time is the creation of a Julian Town Square on the corner of Main and Washington Streets. We will be holding fundraisers in support of the project. You can simply donate now.
There are a few ways that you can get involved: