Economic Development and Asset Management

Special Projects

What’s Happening in Downtown

In the last 5 years, the City of Upland has been steadily increasing resources to transform Historic Downtown Upland into a viable commercial and residential hub in the city.  These revitalization efforts have been made possible by federal dollars invested into Downtown specific economic development programs, Public Works infrastructure projects and proactive action by City staff to identify and recruit new business ventures and residential projects to the area.  The goal is to make Historic Downtown Upland a destination place that offers an enjoyable variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options for Upland residents and Upland visitors alike.

Downtown Parklet Program and Development Highlights

The Development Services Department has prepared a presentation that summarizes the Downtown Parklet Project and Development Highlights. Please click on the attached document below, for a summary of the Downtown Parklet Program, improvements and developments in the Historic Downtown, and notable development projects Citywide. In addition, the highlight summary includes a conceptual design for the proposed Urban Plaza within the Pacific Electric Bike Trail, a snapshot of the Downtown Upland Business Assistance Programs, and new residential in downtown.

Discover Upland! 

Downtown Beautification Program

Creating a pleasant and inclusive Downtown environment by improving the aesthetics of the hardscape and landscape while preserving historical character and charm. 
To view the Downtown Beautification Analysis and Proposal, please click on the PDF below.

Article in Inland Empire Magazine - Best Dining And Entertainment

Marketing and promoting Downtown as a viable and desirable place to live, work, shop and dine. 
To view the article, please click on the PDF below.

Downtown Plaza Project

The Development Services Department invites the public to participate in a Community Meeting for review and comment on the Historic Downtown Upland Urban Open Space Project (“Project”).

To create an epicenter for Downtown events, congregations, public art and open space

Project Title: Historic Downtown Upland Urban Open Space Project
                      (a.k.a. “Historic Downtown Plaza Project” a.k.a “Old Magnolia Plaza”)

Project No.(s): DSSP-2020-21-01

Project Location: The project site is located along the Pacific Electric Trail (aka Upland Bike Trail) between Third Avenue and Second Avenue in the City of Upland. The project encompasses Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 1046-393-02 and 1046-33-09.

Project Description: The project involves the Development of an urban open space on 0.69 acre in size of vacant land located on the Pacific Electric Trail between Third Avenue and Second Avenue to be used as a "Downtown Plaza" and continue the City's efforts to revitalize the Downtown area. Public Input is sought as to community amenities and overall design of the project.


Meeting Dates:

                                             Date:                                                                                                                        Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021                                                                              Wednesday, March 17, 2021
                                            6:30 PM                                                                                                                          6:30 PM

                                       NEW Location:                                                                                                      NEW Location:
                          Upland City Hall - Veteran's Plaza                                                                         Upland City Hall - Veteran's Plaza
                                      460 N. Euclid Ave.                                                                                                       460 N. Euclid Ave. 
                                     Upland, CA 91786                                                                                                       Upland, CA 91786


Refreshments Available
*Social distancing and mask mandates will be observed*

 Contact: For more information, please contact Liz Chavez, Development Services Manager at


To view more details, please click the PDFs below.


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.