The Borrego Village Association (BVA) is a non-profit corporation formed with the specific charter of catalyzing the development and improvement of Borrego Springs' central business district.
Originally formed as an outgrowth of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, the BVA has formulated and begun implementing the Palm Canyon Vitalization Plan for Borrego's downtown core which includes pedestrian walkways, traffic calming medians, and community identity and wayfinding signage. The BVA and its Board members have also participated in other community planning activities involving the central business district included walkways and paths, community parks, and 'Dark Sky' improvements. Additionally, the BVA has conducted activities related to identifying Business Opportunities and market potential within Borrego Springs.
The BVA seeks the active participation and input of Borrego Springs' full and part time residents and businesses through participation in its committees and projects and through financial contributions.
With so many good things happening in our village, it’s an exciting time to be in Borrego Springs!
The transformation of Downtown over the past several years is eye-opening:
- More than 100 trees and shrubs planted and a dozen memorial benches installed in inviting pocket parks along Palm Canyon Drive
- New native demonstration gardens installed at ABDNHA building
- New desert landscape installed at Coldwell-Banker building
- Opening of Borrego Art Institute building and desert garden
- East gateway landscaping installed at northwest corner of Christmas Circle
- Attractive new business ventures (Stone Creek, Tribal Trading Post, Kesling's Restaurant) opened at Christmas Circle
- Walking path developed between The Mall and Palm Canyon Drive
There are more projects in the works, including an eye-catching and informative Visitor Directory, improvements to the Art Institute parking lot, and a much needed update to Borrego Springs’ community right-of-way development standards.
These efforts to create and sustain an attractive community are happening thanks to the enthusiasm, skill, and dedication of a host of volunteers. They are all committed to making the village core more pedestrian-friendly and appealing for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
It’s time for Borrego Springs to shine again. And thanks to people who care, it is.
Gwenn Marie, former BVA President