Ontario Together is a community-driven movement to achieve measurable and sustainable neighborhood transformation through innovative implementation of GHG reduction projects.
Through a collaborative, community-based governance structure, we will implement projects which add affordable housing, integrate a network of pedestrian/bicycle facilities with high quality public transportation options, increase energy conservation, enhance food security, and create high quality, green jobs.
In challenging epistemic ideas of “disadvantaged” communities, this proposal will foster a thriving, resilient community, built to succeed in California’s green economy.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Grant?
Has the TCC funding already been allocated?
What are the TCC projects and where will they be?
Affordable Housing – a 101 unit housing development on Holt Boulevard just west of Grove Avenue.
Active Transportation – a 5 mile dedicated bicycle/pedestrian facility on Mission Boulevard; an adaptive re-use of the historic Fallis House into a “Downtown Mobility Hub” for bicycle parking/training/repair; a multiuse trail along Grove Avenue (North of Holt Boulevard); bicycle lanes on San Antonio Avenue south of Holt Boulevard; sidewalk gap closures; and significant crosswalk installations on Euclid Avenue and Holt Boulevard.
Omnitrans Bus Service Enhancements – improvement of Route 83 service (on Euclid Avenue) to 30 minute frequency; the installation of premium bus shelters in and around downtown; installation of real-time bus service electronic displays in new/existing bus shelters; modification of Route 86 routing to Bon View Avenue to include stops at Baldy View ROP and Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center.
Urban Forestry – 365 trees to be planted in downtown and along bicycle facilities.
Low Income Weatherization – creation of “Ontario Shines” program with non-profit partner GRID Alternatives to install solar panels on up to 100 rooftops along with 40 cool roof installations.
Green/Food Waste Diversion Program – creation of the new “Ontario Carbon Farm” where non-profit partner Huerta del Valle Community Garden will take green/food waste generated within the city and convert it to high quality compost.
Workforce Development / Small Business Support – the establishment of a San Bernardino County Workforce Development satellite office in downtown, along with small business support program through the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center located on Euclid Avenue.
Health and Well-being – augmentation of education programs through the Healthy Ontario Initiative to provide the community with information on healthy lifestyles as well as opportunities to engage in cardiovascular and leadership building activities.
When will all of these projects/programs start?
PROSPERITY – Access to Job Training & Careers
GHG REDUCTION – Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Equitable Housing & Neighborhood Development
Enhanced Transit Access & Mobility
Convert to Decarbonized Energy / Efficiency
Divert Waste through Materials Management
Expand Urban Greening / Infrastructure
Improved Health & Well-being
Workforce Development & Education
Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities including a 101 unit Affordable Housing Development as well as public transportation and pedestrian/bicycle improvements
Low Carbon Transit Operations including bus passes for project area residents, transit training, and headway improvements to Omnitrans Route 83