Workshop set for revitalizing downtown Bishop

Press release

The City of Bishop will be hosting a community workshop on May 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Home Economics Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. The workshop will focus on gathering public input and ideas for revitalizing downtown Bishop, increasing housing options, and streamlining the Municipal Code to incentivize commercial activity.

The workshop is being funded through an Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Communities Grant the City was awarded in late 2016. The input from the workshop will inform a action-oriented plan that will provide the City with specific strategies to fulfill the goals established in the 2015 General Plan Economic Development Element Update, as well as an inventory of potential funding sources to implement those actions.

This grant opportunity was born out of the 2015 Economic Development Element update,” said Elaine Kabala, Associate Planner with the City, “We want to be able to draft a plan that we can implement, not a plan that sits on a shelf. We are hopeful that this technical assistance can be leveraged for future grant funding to implement some of the ideas from this workshop.”

The plan will be prepared based directly on in put received at the workshop. “The more residents and businesses that can come and participate, the better the outcome will be,” Kabala added.

Everyone is invited to attend and provide their insights and ideas for a better Bishop. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. For more information, please contact Elaine Kabala at 760-873-8458 or [email protected].


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