BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A plan is in the works to change the face of downtown Bakersfield.
The push for urban development is being led by the Downtown Business Association Corporation.
The Urban Development Plan allows for many new businesses and events that will eventually bring more people downtown.
The DBDChas rolled out its framework for the plan and recently presented it to city leaders. The plan is to update and create new downtown districts.
Officials want to grow and improve city parks, as well as create a better lighting system to provide public safety.
Now, leaders would like to develop entertainment programs and a calendar of events.
They say having a strong venue for people to visit encourages public participation and creates a better sense of place.
A big part of the development includes fundraising.
An event hoping to raise enough funds for the plan is scheduled for September.
Carlos is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ carloscorrea23abc
Pig escapes from trailer on Stockdale Highway
A pig escaped from a trailer on Stockdale Highway and now the owner is searching for the pig.
Cal asks students for letters of recommendation
Any student looking to attend the University of California, Berkeley any time soon will have a little more work to do before they end up at…
Chris Christie takes shot at Speaker position
On Thursday, House Republicans will hold a secret vote as they look to name a new Speaker of the House.
Concrete to be poured at Hosking overpass
The overpass that would connect Highway 99 and Hosking Road should be complete by early 2016.