The Vista at Sylmar
The Sylmar Business Improvement District (BID) was established by the approval of the Los Angeles City Council in 2006. A Steering Committee consisting of property owners was formed. They established proposed district boundaries, services, and budget. May 2011 Ground Breaking photos. Visit the Sylmar BID Blog.

The Sylmar BID includes a total of 43 parcels represented by 31 individual property owners fronting San Fernando Road. Nearly one mile long along San Fernando Road, from Hubbard Street to Polk Street. The commercial property owners within this district pay a self-imposed annual assessment of about $2,000 each annually to improve the economic vitality of the area as well as create an aesthetically pleasing environment for those that work, live and patron the corridor.

Council District 7, the CRA/LA and the BID have formed what is an excellent example of a public private partnership. The CRA/LA has allocated nearly $350,000 towards improving this much blighted area of San Fernando Road in this first phase. The landscaping of the medians will serve as a beautiful entryway to “The Vista at Sylmar” welcoming patrons to the area. The BID has recently planted 36 trees, installed decorative banners and will complement all of this with decorative benches and litter receptacles at the bus stops along San Fernando Road.

Phase I
Landscape 4 medians at Truman
Installed 36 street trees
Installed graphic pole banners
Bus Stop benches
Bus Stop litter baskets

Phase II
Install 5 additional medians on SF Road
Landscape railroad right-of-way
Install bike path rest area with shaded seating, water fountain, and bike racks

Get a pdf of the BID Presentation.

Median Decoration Proposal

Street Light Banners

Sylmar BID Ground Breaking - Thursday, May 12 Noon @ Median on San Fernando Road & Truman Street.

BID Ground Breaking
From left: Sal Martinez, Martinez Landscape; Chris Shows, Sylmar Neighborhood Council member; Duran Villegas, CRA/LA Project Manager; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Susan Levi, Sylmar BID Consultant; Al Avila, President, Sylmar BID; Albert Gonzalez, Owner, A.A. Gonzalez, Inc.

Golden Shovels
From left: Duran Villegas, CRA/LA Project Manager; Chris Shows, Sylmar Neighborhood Council member; John Meisner, CRA/LA Construction Supervisor; Sal Martinez, Martinez Landscape; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Al Avila, President, Sylmar BID; Susan Levi, Sylmar BID Consultant; Quyen Vo-Ramirez, President, Sylmar Neighborhood Council.
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