Expansion FAQ

 

Did Bayside close?

Bayside Community Center DID NOT CLOSE, but is rather expanding its operations to include multiple state-of-the-art facilities to be located at both 2202 Comstock St. and 6882 Linda Vista Rd, as well as other potential locations. These sites will continue to host Bayside programs and services including senior services, community event space, garden activities, educational and leadership classes, and more. Additionally, new programs and services will be made available to the community including a One Linda Vista mobile coffee cart and produce stand, as well as a commercial artist workshop as these sites are developed.

Where are the senior classes going?

Bayside senior fitness and nutrition programs, like almost all Bayside services and programs, will continue at the 6882 Linda Vista Rd. location, as the building remodeling progresses to completion. As of now, forms assistance services are available at 6882 Linda Vista Road by appointment. Similarly, Bayside’s Academic Club continues to offer afterschool literacy support at both Kit Carson and Linda Vista Elementary. Please visit www.baysidecc.org/programs for an updated list and projected timeline of when specific services and programs will be available at 6882 Linda Vista Rd., as well as what programs and services are currently available.

What is going to happen with the Linda Vista Community Garden?

Bayside staff, community gardeners, and students from the University of San Diego’s Engineering Department are diligently working on a number of garden expansion and relocation options for the current Linda Vista Community Garden including but not limited to: mobile garden beds to be temporarily housed at 6882 Linda Vista Rd., a community-wide plant care program and joint-use space within various local schools. Bayside has also been actively seeking to expand the garden to the plot of San Diego Unified School District land adjacent to the garden and connected to the Revere Center. For more information regarding how you can support the Linda Vista Community Garden’s expansion, please visit www.baysidecc.org/food-security

What is happening with the old building?

2202 Comstock will be redesigned in partnership with Thrive Public Charter Schools to be a state-of-the-art Community Learning Center inclusive of a brand new school complex, shared community space, and administrative center for Bayside staff. Bayside and Thrive Public Charter Schools will begin breaking ground June 23. For more information about the progress of this project and specific design elements, please visit www.thrive.org. For more information regarding the purchase of any salvage items from this property as it undergoes redevelopment, please contact Dave Gardner.

When is the new center going to open?

Bayside Community Center’s new center located at 6882 Linda Vista Rd. is currently open to the public. Services and programs offered at this location will continue to be limited or modified as the remodel of this space progresses. Please visit www.baysidecc.org/programs for an updated list and projected timeline of when specific services and programs will be available at 6882 Linda Vista Rd., as well as what programs and services are currently offered.