This page has been created for developing a vision for the future of the Epicentre
Background: The Mira Mesa Town Council has formed a subcommittee, chaired by Bruce Brown, to determine what the Community would like to do with the Epicentre, a city building, located at 8450 Mira Mesa Blvd. The building has been leased by Harmonium, a non-profit corporation, for the past sixteen years, running programs that served Teens and youth activities. Harmonium is in the process of terminating its lease with the City of San Diego and will no longer be providing youth services from this location.
Plans: The subcommittee is made up of members of the community and interested non-profits that are discussing what the needs of the community are and how this building could address those areas of needs in the future. The first meeting was held on Thursday October 1, 2015. From that meeting there was a broad consensus for the future use of the building and what should the building provide in the future. Those areas include the following:
- Civic Center – the building is located in the heart of Mira Mesa and could serve a range of needs from providing space for community meetings, debates, Fourth of July pancake breakfast, supply office space for community organizations to suppling many other activities that would serve the broader community
- Community Theater – provide our community’s Theater Guild a location at which they can perform plays and host the “Mira Mesa Got Talent” annual event. Also, allow citizens of all ages to learn the skills of putting on a theater production.
- Teen/Youth Services – Continue to provide youth services and host all age venues that would be run by teens for teens and provide training for the youth who want to go into the arts and entertainment industry.
- Education Center – provide space for class through community college/education classes that range from business training, time management, leadership, music lessons, art and gardening.
Minutes of the December 15, 2015 meeting. PLEASE NOTE: Both meetings mentioned in the minutes - the March 19 Visioning meeting and the January 4 Organizational meeting - have been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date. This was necessary due to deadlines in the city process that will take several months to complete. We will notify everyone of the new meeting date as soon as it can be scheduled.