We’ve been busy so far during 2012!
Have you noticed? Improvements are taking place
along Palm Canyon Drive.
In the past year, several attractive “pocket
parks” have been developed and unsightly asphalt has
been removed. These first steps were made possible
by donations of time, services and money by
residents, local businesses, and visitors alike.
Over the past few years with leadership from the
Borrego Springs Sponsor Group, Borregans devoted
thousands of hours defining key improvement
opportunities within our community.
Several open community forums were held to gather
feedback and ideas. The resulting Borrego Springs
Community Plan was developed and approved locally
and by the County Board of Supervisors.
With the Community Plan in place, the Borrego
Village Association (BVA) drafted the “Palm Canyon
Vitalization Plan” which envisions possible
improvements throughout Borrego Village, our core
business area. In the ensuing months, this plan was
positively received by business owners and other
community members through presentations to many
groups and organizations.
Building upon the positive results of the “pocket
parks,” the BVA prepared recommendations to improve
pedestrian safety and provide more parking for
automobiles and RVs within the Village.
Draft recommendations were presented at the open
Sponsor Group meeting in May. The recommendations
were approved by the Sponsor Group and submitted to
the County Traffic Advisory Committee for review and
Since the submission, concerns with some of the
recommendations have been raised by a few community
members. In light of these concerns, the BVA asked
the Sponsor Group to rescind the recommendations
until further refinements can be made.
While these initial recommendations are being
refined, the BVA continues to focus on future
projects within the public right-of-way. The BVA is
committed to identifying positive improvements,
consistent with our community culture and desert
environment. During this time of reflection, the BVA
will continue our two-way dialogue with business
owners and other community members on how to further
improve Borrego Village and the quality of life for
residents and visitors.
Borrego Village Association Board of Directors
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