Vision for an East Palo Alto

Cultural Arts & Business District


A cultural stronghold as the Bay Area continues to gentrify and drive out artists and Communities of Color.

Live music, cultural festivals, street performers, art exhibits, dancers, chefs, representing the cultural legacy of

East Palo Alto.


Black and Brown local businesses, preserving East Palo Alto's historical community. Shops, restaurants, barbershops, salons, art galleries, music venues. The new hot spot on the peninsula, a destination for locals as well as commuters.


Affordable housing for artists, local business owners, cultural leaders, teachers, etc. Mixed use units and lofts above shops and restaurants along with denser housing, parks, community gardens, car-free zones, all tied to the cultural hub of the city.

East Palo Alto University

(Working title)

A West Coast "HBCU"

A local 4-year university, community college and trade school on one campus, focused on the educational and professional advancement, and economic success, of Students of Color. Particular emphasis on tech, design, entrepreneurship, and other 21st century skills that make up the economic engine of Silicon Valley. Additional emphasis on trades and the arts. A culturally enriching learning environment rooted in community.

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