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Bloomington residents, project developers discuss future at town hall

bloomingtontownhallBloomington residents and project developers gathered at Mary Lewis Elementary School on Thursday night to attend a town hall hosted by the County of San Bernardino’s Land Use Services Department to help plan for Bloomington’s future.

The town hall was held to hear ideas developed since last year’s Community Fair, to talk about Bloomington’s history and how the community wants to see Bloomington move forward.

The County Board of Supervisors has identified the Bloomington community and the Valley Corridor in particular as an area for concentrated reinvestment.

The project area stretches approximately 1.25 miles along Valley Boulevard between Alder Avenue to the west and Spruce Avenue to the east. This project supplements the ongoing investments on Valley Boulevard including construction of median improvements, sewer and water line extensions along Valley Boulevard, new housing, and a new branch library.

Part of the Valley Corridor Project includes implementing a “specific plan.” This plan will provide not only the general vision and policy framework to guide development, but also the regulatory mechanisms that foster timely and quality development.

“This Valley Corridor Project signifies a whole new frontier of opportunities for business owners and residents who call Bloomington home. We’re using this new project as a flagship for new standards and models for what is to come.” said 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales.

“I do feel the Valley Corridor Project is an important thing for Bloomington. We need to show improvements and growth in this town, and I believe this is a start. People are hopeful as to what’s going on with the library and other improvements,” said Betty Gosney, vice-chair of the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council.

Land Use Services has a website dedicated to the Valley Corridor Project. Visit www.valleycorridor.com for complete details.

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