Joshua Neighborhood Revitalization
The geographical area located between Division Street and Challenger Way and between Avenues J and K, shall be referred to as the Joshua Neighborhood Vision Plan. The reference to this particular area is because of its central physical location within the urban core of the City and the importance of Joshua Elementary School’s facilities as a primary community feature within the neighborhood. A large portion of the westerly half of the Joshua neighborhood was primarily built during the late 1950s as part of the growth pattern of new development within the City’s urban core. This growth was heavily influenced by the regional access routes of Sierra Highway and the Southern Pacific Railroad and the juxtaposition that those arterials had on influencing development east of Division Street.
The primary objectives for the Joshua Neighborhood Vision Plan are: 1) to redevelop areas involving inconsistent patterns and densities of multi-family residential uses; 2) to mitigate the conflict of uses between some of the uses (e.g. mostly commercial to residential uses); 3) to develop programs and establish street patterns for the redevelopment and rehabilitation of older commercial and residential properties; 4) to enhance circulation and access, wherever possible; 5) to ensure and facilitate the construction of new infrastructure to support neighborhood growth and future investment; and 6) to create implementation tools and comply with environmental standards in order to realize the potential benefits from the resultant vision plan.