A few months ago I wrote about long-term plans the city of San Diego has for revitalizing Commercial Street and Imperial Avenue through Greater Logan Heights.

Today, long stretches of those two thoroughfares east of downtown are pretty bleak, punctuated by vacant storefronts or large, underused or abandoned industrial properties. In the next several years, the city’s planning department wants to get the blueprints drawn for what that revitalization will look like. Mixed-use development surrounding the trolley, which runs down Commercial Street, is sure to play significantly into those plans.

But now, the city wants residents, business and land owners and nonprofit workers to get involved. It’s started recruiting people from the communities surrounding those two streets to sit on a committee that will help define the vision for the Imperial and Commercial corridors.

If you live, own a business or own land on or near Imperial Avenue or Commercial Street, you can apply to be on that committee, which will meet regularly during the next year.

The city wants all of the applications by May 11. You can click here to visit the city’s planning department website for more information and for the application.

Please contact Adrian Florido directly at adrian.florido@voiceofsandiego.org or at 619.325.0528 and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/adrianflorido.

Adrian Florido is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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