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City Marks a Milestone with Paseo Santa Fe Completion

By   /  December 15, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA –After more than two decades, the City of Vista’s vision to revitalize the downtown corridor along South Santa Fe Avenue has come to fruition. The area, known as Paseo Santa Fe, encompasses the stretch of road along S. Santa Fe Avenue between Vista Village Drive and Civic Center Drive. Construction on the final phase of […]

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Paseo Santa Fe Project Update

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA –Paseo Santa Fe Project Update Phase III: Project Nears Completion. Second Arch Installed The new arch marking the entrance way into the Paseo Santa Fe corridor from Civic Center Drive has been installed. The top portion of the arch will remain covered until the project is completed in mid-December. The artwork for the newly constructed […]

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Street Improvements Project

By   /  November 13, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Project Update November 12, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Crews will be paving the road on S. Santa Fe Avenue on Monday, November 16 through Tuesday, November 17. The paving consists of the final cap or layer of the road from Slick’s Liquor to Civic Center Drive, which will complete all of the paving work. Crews will then […]

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Street Improvement Project At Paseo Santa Fe

By   /  August 14, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Street Improvements Project Project Update August 11, 2020 Phase III: Detour Change on South Santa Fe Avenue The detour on S. Santa Fe Avenue has been changed: southbound vehicles are no longer detoured to Mercantile and are now allowed to travel through the newly constructed west side of the road as of August 10. Northbound vehicles must use one […]

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Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvement Project

By   /  May 5, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvement Project The area, known as Paseo Santa Fe, encompasses the S. Santa Fe Avenue corridor between Vista Village Drive and Civic Center Drive. The City’s vision is to fill the area with retail/shops/restaurants topped with living spaces to revitalize the downtown area. Construction is taking place in three phases. Phase I was completed […]

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Phase II Nearing Completion on Paseo Santa Fe

By   /  February 25, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA –SDG&E has begun removing the above ground utility lines along S. Santa Fe Avenue from Oceanview Drive to Civic Center Drive as part of the Paseo Santa Fe Avenue Street Improvement project. The overhead lines are being placed underground to beautify the newly improved corridor. Once completed, all overhead lines will be underground from Main […]

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Grant to Continue Downtown Paseo Santa Fe Streetscape

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Local  /  2 Comments

The City of Vista has received a $2.8 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board. The City’s grant application was selected as one of the 27 projects recommended by the State Board. The grant funds will be used to supplement the stormwater and green street improvements within Phases II & III of the […]

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2nd Roundabout Property Purchase on Paseo Santa Fe

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Local  /  3 Comments

The City of Vista is purchasing the property at 444 So. Santa Fe Avenue in preparation to build the next roundabout at Guajome Street and So. Santa Fe Avenue.  The property at 500 So. Santa Fe Avenue, Aguilera’s Bookkeeping, is adjacent to this building and they are in negotiations with the City to purchase the […]

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City Council Proposes Buying Land for Next Roundabout

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Regular Consolidated Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PURCHASE The City has been working with Mrs. Beaty, a trustee of the trust that owns the property, regarding the  purchase and acquisition of the property located at 501 S. Santa Fe Avenue, which is adjacent […]

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Paseo Art Sculpture Installed Today in Roundabout

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Long-awaited sculpture to be constructed on the Paseo Santa Fe corridor began installation today.  

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Roundabout Sculpture Artist

By   /  June 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

In July 2015, a Call to Artists was issued for an art installation at the Paseo Santa Fe Roundabout. The City received nine submittals by six artists before the September 28, 2015 deadline. On October 6, 2015, the Public Arts Commission reviewed the submitted designs and selected “Prima Vista” as the winning design. “Prima Vista” […]

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Paseo Santa Fe Roundabout “Prima Vista”

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

  The newly installed roundabout at Eucalyptus and South Santa Fe was designed to include a public art component. In July 2015, a Call to Artists was issued for an art installation at the Paseo Santa Fe Roundabout. The City received nine submittals by six artists before the September 28, 2015 deadline. On October 6, […]

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The Definition of Beauty

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The definition of beauty is stated as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, which pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.” The new archway signage that spans S. Santa Fe appears beautiful to many Vistans but a few have complained to the City of Vista. Taking those complaints seriously resulted in […]

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Dedication of Veterans Memorial This Sunday 1:00 pm

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dedication of Veterans Memorial  Sunday 1:00 pm Ernie Pinamonti, raised in Vista, was a Marine Corps Private who was killed in Vietnam in May of 1969 just a few months after entering the service. His death was devastating to his family and friends. Ernie’s father, Carl Pinamonti,  dreamed of building a park and naming it “Ernie’s Place.” Ernie’s brother […]

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Paseo Santa Fe FAQ’s

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Local  /  5 Comments

Frequently asked questions about Paseo Santa Fe Reprinted from the City of Vista website WHAT IS PASEO SANTA FE & WHERE IS IT? For the past 25 plus years, the area along S. Santa Fe Avenue, from Main Street to Civic Center Drive, has been a blighted area full of crime and problems. The City […]

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Paseo Santa Fe Arch and Veterans Memorial Unveiled

By   /  April 7, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

On  Tuesday morning , April 5, 2016 in Historic Downtown Vista, people all around town and visiting dignitaries gathered for the unveiling of the new Paseo Santa Fe arch on South Santa Fe. Before the reveal, everyone gathered in anticipation to hear Patrick Johnson, City Manager of Vista, and Mayor Judy Ritter, speak about the […]

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Paseo Santa Fe Roundabout, Streetscape & Infrastructure Improvements

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Local  /  2 Comments

 Project Description Phase 1 of work installing new water, sewer, and storm drain lines in S. Santa Fe Avenue between Main Street and Ocean View Drive began in May, 2014. Work also includes placing overhead utilities and cables below the ground to beautify the road and to prepare it for the streetscape project. The streetscape improvements include a […]

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Prisoners of Big Development

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Local, News  /  No Comments

    By Pat Murphy….It reads like a Hollywood script. Small mom and pop businesses struggle to build a steady income. They are popular and become community icons. They work long hours and contribute to local causes. Their families and sometimes their friends become involved and soon they become successful. It’s the American dream. Then […]

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