BRAWLEY – The Brawley City Council voted in favor of adopting a Resolution that establishes The Brawley Downtown Arts District (BDAD).
The North County Coalition for the Arts (NoCCA) was designated as the advisory agency for the BDAD.
The Resolution formally authorizes certification of the BDAD as a key component of cultural expression and diversity.
The BDAD will assist in the development of public-private partnerships which will endeavor to advance the goals, policies, and objectives of the city, BDAD, the General Plan, and the Downtown Specific Plan.
Brawley’s downtown area has deteriorated over the past several years. Arsons, earthquakes, and other socio-economic problems have all contributed to the decline.
Brawley is experiencing resurgence in business growth in the Wal-Mart corridor.
The downtown area has had its share of new activity. The Transit Transfer Station has garnered awards and replaced an eyesore with something the city can be proud of.
The restoration of the Brawley Playhouse Theatre is underway and has generated a lot of excitement for what can be done downtown.
One of the two burned down furniture stores will become a pizzeria with craft beer and entertainment.
It is hoped that the Brawley downtown will become a trendy, family friendly environment with restaurants, cafes, art galleries, etc.
The City has plans in the works for new lighting in the Plaza Park and some other features that will enhance Brawley’s downtown.
Brawley Chamber of Commerce, also very involved with the downtown revitalization, has plans for benches and other amenities to make the area more inviting.
Brawley’s downtown is coming back to life.