6/10/12 -- In this first installment of FLASHBACK we take you to the years from 1961 to 1967 when Vallejo was looking forward to a number of new downtown projects funded through redevelopment monies. Portrayed as a great asset to the city, The Marina Vista Apartments and waterfront revitalization were welcomed with great anticipation. The perception has certainly changed over the years, but here is a look back at when these projects were fresh and new. It certainly serves as a cautionary tale in the area of urban planning and the influence of big redevelopment projects on urban centers.
Below are two brochures from back in the day promoting the wonderful improvements afforded through cooperation with the Redevelopment Agency:
Marina Vista Brochure HERE
Urban Design for Marina Vista HERE
Special thanks to the anonymous patron who loaned these materials to be digitized.