The Calimesa Planning Commission may have canceled its regularly scheduled meeting earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean building projects are not going on in the city.

There are several residential developments under construction. Among them is Summerwind Trails in the master-planned Summerwind Ranch Specific Plan, on the west side of Interstate 10 off the Cherry Valley Boulevard exit.

The first homes in the 3,600- to 3,700-unit development were available for sale in January 2019. DR Horton, Lennar and Meritage are all building homes, both single- and two-story plans, and have opened sales offices, while Richmond American received approval from the planning commission in November and has been issued three building permits.

Those aren’t the only residential projects, however. DR Horton is also building at JP Ranch and Mastercraft is completing the final phase in the Singleton Heights community, both off of Singleton Road.

“We are excited to see (Summerwind) Phase 1 residential and the Marketplace completed, along with Singleton Heights and JP Ranch neighborhoods,” said Maryn Wells, associated planner for Calimesa.

The Marketplace, she referred to, is also part of the Summerwind Ranch Specific Plan. It is expected to open its state-of-the-art Stater Bros this spring after breaking ground last summer. The Marketplace, located off Desert Lawn Drive and Cherry Valley Boulevard, also includes a UPS store, nail salon, Starbucks, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, an auto spa, 7-Eleven convenience store and fast-food drive-throughs Jack in the Box and Del Taco.

“We are excited to see the Summerwind commercial projects continue to move forward and hope to bring the next portions of this commercial development to Planning Commission in the coming months, pending applicant timelines,” Wells said. “We have entitled all of Summerwind Phase 1 residential, and are looking forward to providing commercial services to those neighborhoods.”

Also in progress are Country Club Village, two service stations along County Line Road and Rancho Citrus Business Park, a mixed-use commercial and light industrial park, and RV storage facility off of Desert Lawn Drive. Rancho Citrus Business Park received a one-year development extension in November.

The two service stations, which both also include a convenience store and car wash, are at opposite ends of County Line Road. A 76 fuel station is under construction at the eastbound exit at County Line Road off Interstate 10. The other fuel station is located at County Line Road and California Street.

Located at Desert Lawn and Champions drives, Country Club Village features assisted living, medical offices, a hotel, retail and restaurants. It just completed rough grading and submitted building plans for some assisted-living units in December.

The planning commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Norton Younglove Senior Center, 908 Park Ave.


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Beaumont's going to lose some business if they don't develop something decent on Oak Valley Parkway near the freeway. If they put in a stupid strip mall, forget it. Maybe now we'll have a Stater Bros in a better area. The one in Beaumont is right next to an ex-con halfway house.

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