San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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Carson Street Corridor Transformation

Carson Corridor is a 1.75 mile stretch of commercial area of Carson Street from the 110 to the 405 freeway. The corridor is currently going through a makeover as part of a master plan to transform it a downtown district, characterized by vibrant, yet livable, pedestrian-friendly area with a “main street” feel.

Among the completed and/or ongoing projects on Carson Street include the mixed use development known as City Center development at the corner of Carson Street and Avalon Boulevard. Phase I of the project included a senior housing component and a remodeled IHOP, which currently ranks as the third highest in sales in the entire IHOP franchise. Phase II of the project is currently full swing and will feature 150 market-rate rental units, 25,000 sq. ft. of lifestyle oriented shops.

Another ongoing mixed-use development on the corridor is the Cityview Project, which will consist of 152 for sale residential units and 14,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space.

In addition to the mixed-use developments, the transformation of the Carson Street Corridor will include a series of physical improvements such as the construction of gateway monuments, the widening of sidewalks, adding street furniture, trees and public art.

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