Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Records

1991-2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Records
Dates: 1991-2005
Collection Number: 2006_02
Creator/Collector: Corona del Mar Business Improvement District
Extent: 2 document boxes.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Abstract: The collection consists of materials related to the activities of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID). The primary focus of the materials represented in the collection is the revitalization program for the Coast Highway, and an extensive amount of these files relate to the replacement of the ficus trees along the sidewalk with king palms and Hong Kong orchids.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Records. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by Wade Roberts in 2006.

Biography/Administrative History

The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID), created in 1997, comprises an Advisory Committee and a body of members made up of business owners within the boundaries of the Corona del Mar Business District. As part of its efforts to beautify the village of Corona del Mar, California, the BID undertook a large project to revitalize the Coast Highway which runs through the community which included refurbishing the medians at Marguerite and Pacific Coast Highway, replacing the ficus trees along the sidewalk with king palms and Hong Kong orchids, new trash receptacles, new bicycle racks, and new trash benches.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, notes newsletters, drawings and photographs related to the activities of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID). The primary focus of the materials represented in the collection is the revitalization program for the Coast Highway, and an extensive amount of these files relate to the replacement of the ficus trees along the sidewalk with king palms and Hong Kong orchids. There are also materials related to the BID’s interest in obtaining jurisdiction over the state-owned highway and sidewalks, preparing for the annual Christmas Walk, and planning for the celebration of Corona del Mar’s centennial in 2004.

Indexing Terms

Roads – California – Corona del Mar.
Corona del Mar (Calif.) – History – Sources.

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