Bakersfield Turns to Crowdfunding for Downtown Revitalization Plans

Here's an experiment worth watching: Bakerfield's Downtown Business Development Corporation (DBDC) has launched a crowdfunding website in the hopes of seeing its urban design plans come to fruition.

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February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


From the crowdfunding page on Idiegogo, Bakerfield's Downtown Business Development Corporation (DBDC) explains the reasons for its crowdfunding campaign: "The DBDC voted to hire Placeworks, a nationally esteemed space planner, to create an urban design plan for our city. The results are amazing! "

The campaign is seeking $150,000 to launch phase 1 of the project, which "will give our city the boost it needs to begin creating viable districts in our downtown (i.e. arts & entertainment, education, civic, and health districts)."

That $150,000 will go toward four projects: 1) Lighting and maintenance, 2) A mural for the18th Street parking structure, 3) alley revitalization, and 4) development of the Downtown Urban Master Plan.

Thanks to Marissa Aho for the tip.

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