Tag: Village Renaissance

State of California Delays Village Renaissance Construction Project

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 29, 2012, 12:00 noon – At what was meant to be the groundbreaking ceremony in the Village this morning to celebrate the new Village Renaissance Construction Project, members who attended were shocked to hear that the project has been delayed by the State.  This project was to be one of the last items funded by the now dismantled Improvement Agency.  As of February 1st of this year, the State dissolved every Redevelopment/Improvement Agency Statewide.  However, the City Council funded the Village reconstruction project before the dissolution deadline set by the State.  According to Mayor Bill Jahn, the State informed the City of Big Bear Lake two days ago of an intent to challenge the City’s use of Improvement Agency funding and projects.  The City has released a statement explaining that they are optimistic about resolving the situation as soon as possible and that, in contrast to State deliberations have maximized the public process to fully inform citizens, businesses and State officials of their plans and funding priorities.  Additionally, the City says they have thoroughly complied with every request the State has made along the way in regards to the wind down of the Improvement Agency.  The Village Renaissance Construction Project was set to begin construction on April 2nd and run through the summer to include the complete reconstruction of the Village “L” with new...

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First of Two Community Meetings Begin Thursday on the “Village Renaissance” Project

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 7, 2012, 12noon: The City of Big Bear Lake will be conducting two community meetings to review the new Village Streetscape Reconstruction Project details and schedule set to begin construction on April 2nd and run through the summer.  The first meeting will be tomorrow, March 8th beginning at 5:30pm and the public is invited, and encouraged, to attend.  The second community meeting is scheduled for the following Thursday, March 15th, at 9:00am.  Both meetings will be held in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd.  The project has been coined the name “Village Renaissance” which will include the complete reconstruction of the Village “L” to include all new streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pavers, mid-block crossings, lighting, street signs and two outdoor fire pits and seat walls.  The Village will remain open for business during the construction period and no construction will take place from 12noon on Fridays through the weekends.  This project will be one of the last items funded by the now dismantled Improvement Agency.  Questions should be addressed to Lyle Haynes, Economic Development Director of the City at 866-5831, ext....

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