Pacific View Alliance Touts Progress, Announces Donor Wall

As 2016 draws to a close, the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance has some good news for those who are looking forward to seeing what our 2.8-acre blufftop Pacific View property will become.

This year, EACEA president Garth Murphy says “we’ve been able to initiate the transformation of Pacific View into a thriving arts, culture and ecology center.” He cites over $175,000 in grant money from the county and EACEA members, and the newly extended Right Of Entry agreement with the city that allows them significant access to the property, as milestones in making the Pacific View dream come true.

With help from dozens of community volunteers, Murphy reports, the Alliance has been able  to “restore broken windows, install erosion-control berms, build a website, and relocate the perimeter fence to enclose and protect the historic 1883 schoolhouse. Next year, the Alliance plans to “re-roof, repair and repaint Pacific View’s exterior, sealing the buildings and preserving their transformation from blight to beacon.”

Here is an artist’s rendition of the Class of 2016 Donor Wall that will honor 100 early supporters of Pacific View’s transformation while raising much-needed funding for the project.

The Alliance has come up with a befitting way to support the transformation, honor its supporters, and commemorate the beginning of a new Pacific View era.

EACEA Board Member Steve Barilotti explains: “We’re launching a special limited-time offer to give our earliest supporters a chance to be part of  our community-driven project by donating much-needed operating funds. As recognition for your help we will be creating a “Class Of 2016” donor wall where each member of our Alliance can engrave their name and leave a few words of remembrance, encouragement or inspiration for others to read in years to come.”

More information can be found on EACEA’s website.

The “Class of 2016” offer is good until midnight, December 31st, and includes a one-year EACEA membership that features free admission to EACEA events “and a whole lot of gratitude,” according to Barilotti. “We hope Encinitans will be proud to be a part of the Class Of 2016, Pacific View’s first class since its closing in 2003.” stays on top of developments and sends email updates when new Pacific View events occur. You’re invited to stay up-to-date on Pacific View news by joining the email list here. Your name and email address will only be used by

Here’s the short video that helped Save Pacific View back in February, 2014:



The historic Pacific View property as it appeared before the City of Encinitas purchased it in 2014.

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