Gaslamp Quarter Gateway Arch

Together we will build a second gateway arch on Fifth Avenue

between E Street and Broadway revitalizing the North End.

Designed in 1986, the Gaslamp Quarter arch can be found on the South End at Fifth Avenue and L Street. This iconic structure, known around the world, provides a formal entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter from the harbor and Convention Center. However, the North End is where the district touches the Civic Center, and Financial District; yet, it’s own arch was never funded, despite being planned. 

The Gaslamp Quarter Association, in coordination with the Gaslamp Quarter Alliance, is proud to support the construction of a second arch and complete the vision. We are confident the arch will act as catalyst for new investment in the North End. Please support our cause by purchasing a commemorative brick. For $1,000 you can help us pave the way to a better future!


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About the Gaslamp Quarter Alliance

The Gaslamp Quarter Alliance is a nonprofit entity, created organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with no ability to exercise a power that is in the exclusive province of the government itself. The organization qualifies for exemption under Section 1.501(c)(3)-1(d)(2) of the Income Tax Regulations which provides that the term “charitable” be used in its generally accepted legal sense, and includes activities that lessen of the burdens of government,  maintain public works, lessen neighborhood tensions, and combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency – all benefits to the overall community.

The mission of the Gaslamp Quarter Alliance is to seek opportunities to imbed those areas of comfort and provide public seating woven through the 14 blocks of this historic area.  It will do this through the identification and implementation of new public spaces and building various “places” within this historic neighborhood.  This is the next step in the achievement of our long term “place making” goals.

About the Gaslamp Quarter Association

The Gaslamp Quarter Association® (GQA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 merchants association, representing more than 400 businesses located in within the boundaries of the Gaslamp Quarter. The GQA is the second oldest Business Improvement District in the City of San Diego, having been established under City of San Diego Ordinance No. 15647 on January 4, 1982. The GQA is contracted by the City to manage and promote the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District, and is partially funded by the City of San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program.

The GQA’s operation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by four full-time staff members. The GQA Board and Staff works throughout the year to actively promote the Gaslamp Quarter as San Diego’s premier dining, shopping, and nightlife destination through community and media relations, special event production, management and growth of the Gaslamp Quarter digital footprint, and coordination various promotional programs, member workshops, and forums for the benefit of our vibrant community.