I am excited to present your Palisades Village project. It has been shaped over the past years by thousands of conversations and meetings with residents of this community. I thank you for sharing your views about the project and exciting changes coming to Swarthmore Avenue. We have listened to you and we have tried our best to reflect what you have told us about this special street and what it has meant to families for generations. This revitalization is designed to respect and honor its history and its meaning. My aim is to create a place that will reflect the heart and soul of the Palisades, scaled just right for its aesthetic and casual coastal lifestyle. It will be charming, vibrant and made to serve the people who live there. It will be your street, because it is shaped by the input of you and your neighbors.
Palisades Village will attract unique shops and great restaurants, many that you have told us you’d like to see along the street. There will be outdoor dining, a specialty grocer, a park and a place to host neighborhood meetings. Swarthmore will be pedestrian-friendly with a beautifully landscaped park serving as the centerpiece.
I am especially excited by the return of the Bay Theater, a treasured place for the community that we are taking great care to restore.
I want to thank the community for its support and input. You have my promise that the results will be beautiful.