Begins on 227-acre Redlands Business Park
Issue Date: 5/03
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
REDLANDS -- Infrastructure site work has begun at the 227-acre Redlands Business Center.
The first phase of the business park will include a 47.5 acre, 1 million-sq.ft. facility for Salton Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of kitchen appliances.
Bastien and Associates of Tustin is the architect and Oltmans Construction Co. of Whittier is the general contractor. Thienes Engineering of La Mirada is the project engineer and Urban Environs of Redlands is the land planner. The project is being developed by Western Realco of Newport Beach.
Work is now underway on streets, lights, utilities, curbs and gutters at the development, considered one of the largest projects of its kind ever built in Redlands. Completion of this work is scheduled for October 2003.
Redlands Business Center, owned by Bixby Land Co. of Long Beach, is located just north of Interstate 10 between Mountain View Avenue and California Street.
Western Realco's plans include marketing fully-improved, 5- to 55-acre parcels to users and build-to-suit projects.
"Our game plan from the outset was to complete the infrastructure and market sites," said Gary Edwards, Western Realco vice president. "We are monitoring the market, and I anticipate that we will move forward with some speculative development by year-end."
Edwards said that Western Realco will soon approach the city with a variety of building plans.
"We expect to be prepared to move quickly when speculative space is warranted. Meanwhile, we are immediately pursuing build-to-suit opportunities," Edwards said.
With an estimated $150 million value upon build-out, Redlands Business Center is earmarked for a wide range of mixed business uses.
Mike Daley of Colliers Seeley's Ontario office is exclusive marketing agent for the center.