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City supports the historic North Park Theatre and Villa Montezuma

(SAN DIEGO) The future of two valuable historic resources was brightened by recent actions by the San Diego City Council.

The North Park Theatre, a centerpiece to the revitalization of the neighborhood, will be further rehabilitated to improve its viability and decrease operating costs. North Park redevelopment funds will be used for the renovations.

Villa Montezuma, in Sherman Heights, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the City. It has been operated by the Historical Society as a museum and cultural center since 1972 but has been closed due to safety issues since 2006. The City Council recently approved renovations to the facility to again make it the community asset it should be.

“San Diego’s historic resources should be cherished and strengthened,” said Councilmember Todd Gloria, who supported both projects. “The neighbors in Sherman Heights and North Park appreciate these assets, and I believe using redevelopment funds to preserve our past is appropriate and responsible.”