Old Town Newhall Story

Santa Clarita Investment in Old Town Newhall

In the last decade, public and private investments have transformed Main Street and surrounding areas of Old Town Newhall into a vibrant Arts & Entertainment District.  The charming 271-acre destination is home to eclectic boutiques, in-demand restaurants and historic points of interest that recall Newhall’s Wild West history. The area is also home to the newly-minted Old Town Newhall branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library, the Newhall Metrolink station, and a new Business Incubator catering to local creative and tech startups.

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1. Business Incubator 
Stimulating economic growth through entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

2. Streetscape Improvements
Landscaping, hardscape and amenities provide great opportunities for sidewalk dining, on-street parking for the businesses and a great backdrop for special events.

3. Façade Program for Businesses
Through a federal grant program, several businesses were able to upgrade their business fronts, making them more attractive and inviting to customers.

4. Veterans Historical Plaza
Public plaza hosts special events.

5. Roundabout
Provides a pedestrian-friendly link between Hart Park and the businesses on Main Street.

6. William S. Hart Park
Revamped with improved entry, meeting room, digital signage and landscaping.

7. Old Town Newhall Library
30,000 square foot, state of the art Gold LEED certified building with children’s library and fireplace reading room.

8. Former Redevelopment Block
Negotiations are in process to develop mixed-use block with live/work/restaurant/retail space, Laemmle Theater and parking structure.

9. Railroad Improvements
Lodge pole fencing and landscaping separate pedestrians and motorists from the railroad tracks.

10. Newhall Community Center
Connects with residents and provides quality programs and activities.

11. Newhall Metrolink Station
Serves as a hub for transit activity in the area and provides additional parking for Old Town Newhall.

12. Future Boutique Hotel
Currently under development. (Private development)

13. Pedestrian Improvements
Sidewalks include landscaped parkways and trees to separate sidewalks from traffic lanes.

14. Creekview Park
Five-acre community park with great amenities and play areas.

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