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 entertainment space. Julian town square will be an epicenter of art, theater and community gatherings.

Get Involved

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...

HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

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've Reached Our $600,000 Goal!

$440k received from San Diego County grant awards

$100k pledged from the Julian Lodge

$60k donated from over 100 individuals & organizations

Why a Town Square?

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.

The corner lot in Julian (Main Street and Washington Street) is the perfect location for the establishment of 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. 

With your donations and support, we look forward to transforming the "corner lot" into our very own Julian Town Square park.

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

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation has introduced a new initiative for a community park and outdoor amphitheater.

A 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 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 pledged $100K

- JCHF received $330k in PLDO funds from the San Diego County

- Over 100 individuals & organizations also pledged for a total of over $60K pledged so far. DONATE NOW

ACCOLADES

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:

 

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 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 so far raised $600,000. 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 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...

 

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 declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental, while raising awareness of the true dimensions of a sector which is often undervalued” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

“As the lead UN agency for this initiative, UNWTO is very much looking forward to proceeding with the organization and implementation of the International Year, in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations of the UN system, other international and regional organizations and all other relevant stakeholders”, he added. This decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that “well-designed and well-managed tourism” can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainable development, to job creation and to trade. 

The decision to adopt 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development comes at a particularly important moment as the international community embraces the new Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved by the UN General Assembly last September. Tourism is included as targets under three of the SDGs – SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production and SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

 

Original Article here

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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