December 8, 2020 | Events

Epicenter of Giving

Epicenter of Giving
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Over 31 years ago, on October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated our downtown community. The 400 block alone lost 13 business, some of which relocated, but many didn’t. The City of Hollister has looked for a worthy project over the past 30 years that would fill the void and restore vibrancy and vitality to our downtown. Six years ago the Community Foundation began its search for a larger facility that would serve its growing needs and the needs of our nonprofit community, and in 2015 they partnered with the Del Curto Brothers on a project to build two buildings on the 400 block vacant lot that was accepted by the City of Hollister.

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The project is comprised of the Community Foundation building, called the “Epicenter”, which will house 7-10 nonprofits and have a community meeting space and a conference center, and the Del Curto Brothers project which will feature 10,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail space and a total of 22 apartments on the next two floors.

The goal of the Epicenter is to foster and encourage collaboration between the many organizations serving our diverse community. We hope the space will allow nonprofit leaders opportunity to connect, support and inspire each other as they do their work.

Construction of the Epicenter portion of the project began in 2020, and was celebrated with a socially distanced groundbreaking ceremony on September 14, 2020. The construction continues daily with an expected building completion in the winter 2021.

If you would like to learn more about the Epicenter, please visit The Epicenter page