2013 Blueprint Awards - Historic Revitalization

Award of Merit
Historic Revitalization
2013 Blueprint Awards

The Downtown Stockton Alliance


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330 Van Ness Cottages

Downtown Stockton Alliance (DSA) is a Property Based Improvement District with a mission to develop, promote, and maintain historic Downtown Stockton as a regional business, cultural, and entertainment destination. We believe that our district exemplifies Blueprint Smart Growth principles on several levels.

DSA’s Board of Directors and staff strive to encourage our stakeholders to preserve quality in planning and development of the Downtown Stockton District through increasing the public’s awareness of our historic and cultural heritage as well as progressive and sustainable trends in business and economic development. Our goal is to foster an attractive, safe and welcoming community with a strong sense of place and to enhance the economic vitality of our city. To support these initiatives, DSA has developed and produced several publications and special events encouraging collaboration among local groups and institutions (e.g. seasonal Visitors Guides or Downtown Forums).

DSA has implemented initiatives (e.g. electric vehicles) and special events (e.g. Art Walks) to create walkable environment for our visitors and stakeholders alike. We support actions that encourage environmental resource management and cost effective decisions (e.g. recycling, LED lights, tree planting). Downtown Stockton is a lively waterfront community filled with signature historic architecture. Hockey, baseball, and basketball are enjoyed in the Stockton Arena and Banner Island Ballpark by thousands of cheering fans. The beautifully restored Bob Hope Theatre hosts the finest in live musical performances, along with classic films from Hollywood's Golden Years. The beautifully renovated historic Hotel Stockton opens to the lively Janet Leigh Plaza filled with restaurant and movie goers. A wide selection of outdoor dining options and a spectacular, interactive fountain at Weber Point mean lots to do for adults and families. Joan Darrah Promenade filled with public art and views of the picturesque waterfront, connects the historic heart of downtown to the state of the art Downtown Stockton Marina.


 Art Walk  Maintenance
 Downtown Ambassador
 Art Renovation
 Business Forum
 Tree Planting
 Electric Vehicles
 Farmer's Market