Mobile Workshop #18 - Lodi: Exploring the Wine Region of the Year and the City's Revitalized Downtown

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017, 1 p.m.
Monday, September 25, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT

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Over the past few decades Lodi has transformed from an over a century of wine grape growing to a leading wine production and tourism industry, being named Wine Region of the Year internationally by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2015.  In 2005, Lodi became a leader is sustainability by adopting “Lodi Rules” encouraging sustainable farming, a lighter hand with pest management and better air quality and water management practices. Add to the lure of high quality wines and agri - tourism, Lodi’s downtown revitalization in the 1990’s is an excellent case study on small town downtown revitalization without the use of redevelopment agency funding. What was a sleepy, underutilized downtown is now a vital center of entertainment, dining and speciality shopping, hosting a weekly farmer’s market during warm months in addition to car shows, and countless wine-industry related events. From a land use perspective, growing pains have occurred as wineries and hospitality services in the area struggle with the popularity of wine-related events which trigger noise and traffic concerns from local residents.


Mark Martin

Mark’s career has involved 26 years of private and public sector experience working with public agencies. He has served as a transportation planner/analyst for the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), principal and associate of private consulting firms helping public agencies plan and manage public infrastructure, and ... Read More

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