We’re a neighborhood development corporation investing in and improving the physical infrastructure, social services, public transportation, education, and job creation for The Historic Monterey Trail District’s residents, and business and property owners. About the Corporation
The Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation (‘Corporation’) is a 501c3 tax-exempt and tax-deductible neighborhood development corporation established to facilitate community development and revitalization of The Historic Monterey Trail District’s business and residential neighborhoods.
Since its inception in April 2014, the Corporation has raised approximately $70,000 from major contributors, individual donors and in-kind contributions. These funds have been used to develop various elements of the Corporation’s forthcoming Community & Economic Development Strategic Plan (‘Plan’) including a walk and bicycle audit of Franklin Boulevard, urban design drawings for a new streetscape and park projects, economic development and revitalization consulting, business and residential survey collection, and district rebranding efforts.
While the Plan will be complete by early 2017, its implementation has already begun. For example, in December 2015, the City of Sacramento successfully applied for and won a $443,000 Community Design Grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and leveraged an additional $450,000 of public funds for a total of $893,000 in streetscape funds.
Current Projects Underway
- Community & Economic Development Strategic Plan
- Pilot Commercial Solar and Other Energy Efficient Retrofits
- Franklin Boulevard Streetscape Project
- Fundraise to Acquire Property and Build a Park
- Pilot a Neighborhood Shuttle on Franklin Boulevard from Sutterville to Florin Roads
- Pilot MLK Community Resource Center
- Develop an Impactful Mural Project on Franklin Boulevard
2016 Board of Directors
Mike Bokan, President, Bokan Brothers
Jorge Plasencia, Vice-President
La Esperanza Bakery & Catering and Harvest Foods
Frank Cable, Secretary, Property Owner
Connie Herrera, Treasurer
Soccer Planet & La Pantera Club
Linda Avalos, Director, Jimboy’s Tacos
Aniceto Balingit, Jr., Director, Guardian Self-Storage
Lisa Cirill, Commercial Property Owner
Brad Clark, Director
Urban Equities Advisors
Jeremy Sands, Director, ABF Freight System, Inc.
Peggy Schwar, Director, Representing Property Owner