What’s new: Temecula breaks ground on 77-unit affordable apartment complex – Press-Enterprise

An affordable housing project has broken ground in Temecula, a first for Community HousingWorks, a developer based in San Diego.

The Las Haciendas Apartments complex is being funded by the city and Community HousingWorks.

The 77-unit complex will include 15 one-bedroom, 39 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedroom units in a community designed for working families.

The apartments will be available to families and individuals with incomes between 30%-60% of the area median income and a few will be reserved for Section 8 housing, according to Community HousingWorks.

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The affordable housing project Las Haciendas Apartments has broken ground in Temecula, a first for Community HousingWorks, a developer based in San Diego. The 77-unit complex will include 15 one-bedroom, 39 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedroom units in a community designed for working families. (Rendering courteys of Community HousingWorks)

The community also will have indoor and outdoor common space, a laundry room, community kitchen and a learning center with computer access. The property also will provide programs and services such as financial courses to afterschool tutoring.

The developer said it does not yet have final completion dates, application or move-in timelines.

The project is being built in the Uptown Temecula/Jefferson Avenue corridor, less than a mile north of historic Temecula Old Town and Downtown Temecula, part of the Creekside Village District within the Uptown Temecula Specific Plan.

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Discounts are available for travelers looking to get away aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The rail line is offering a buy-one-get-half-off deal on midweek travel through June 29. (Courtesy of Amtrak)

Amtrak discounts available for mid-week trips

Discounts are available for travelers looking to get away aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.

The rail system is offering savings on midweek travel through June 29. Passengers who travel between Monday and Thursday can buy one regular full-fare adult ticket and book up to three companions on the same reservation at half-off.

You’ll need the promotion code V308 when you buy the first adult ticket. Tickets also can be bought by calling 800-USA-RAIL or going to a staffed station.

One-day advance purchase is required.

The Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

For more details, go to pacificsurfliner.com/save

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Newport Beach-based North Palisade Partners has acquired a 13-acre property in Corona for $35 million in an off-market deal. The deal includes an existing industrial building at 22740 Temescal Canyon Road occupied by Laticrete International along with 9 acres of land slated for development of a 205,000-square-foot Class A industrial facility. (Courtesy of North Palisade Partners)

Developer buys Corona site with an eye on mega-warehouse

A 13-acre property in Corona for $35 million has been sold to Newport Beach-based North Palisade Partners in an off-market deal.

The deal includes an existing industrial building at 22740 Temescal Canyon Road occupied by Laticrete International along with 9 acres of land slated for the development of a 205,000-square-foot Class A industrial facility.

The Corona property was sold by an unidentified family that owned the site for more than 30 years, according to the firm.

  • Newport Beach-based North Palisade Partners has acquired a 13-acre property in Corona for $35 million in an off-market deal. The deal includes an existing industrial building at 22740 Temescal Canyon Road occupied by Laticrete International along with 9 acres of land slated for development of a 205,000-square-foot Class A industrial facility. (Courtesy of North Palisade Partners/Herdman Architecture + Design)

  • Newport Beach-based North Palisade Partners has acquired a 13-acre property in Corona for $35 million in an off-market deal. The deal includes an existing industrial building at 22740 Temescal Canyon Road occupied by Laticrete International along with 9 acres of land slated for development of a 205,000-square-foot Class A industrial facility. (Courtesy of North Palisade Partners)

North Palisade Partners said it is working to secure entitlements and finalize plans for the industrial building, which should start construction in early 2023.

The development will target companies seeking distribution facilities in the Inland Empire.

NAI Capital Commercial’s Eddie Michino, Nicholas Chang, Richard Lee, Justin Kuehn and Sione Fua represented North Palisade Partners.

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Detail Garage opened Saturday, March 5, the fourth franchise for local business owner Gildaberto “Gil” Gonzalez, far left. The store sells products and tools for car care enthusiasts and detailing professionals. (Courtesy of Gil Gonzalez)

Detail Garage debuts in Fontana

A store dedicated to car detailers has opened in Fontana.

Detail Garage opened Saturday, March 5, the fourth franchise for local business owner Gildaberto “Gil” Gonzalez.

The store sells products and tools for car care enthusiasts and detailing professionals. Brands sold at Detail Garage include Chemical Guys, based out of Los Angeles, Torq, SmartWax, Hex-Logic, Cyclone Dirt Trap, Flex power tools, Metrovac and Rupes. and more.

Hands-on training classes are also held on-site.

Gonzalez also owns Detail Garage locations in El Monte, Riverside and Montclair.

Fontana address: 17122 Slover Ave.

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Dornin Investment Group has sold 2280 Market St. for $13.1 million. The sale was brokered by the Orange County CBRE team of Anthony Delorenzo, Sammy Cemo, Bryan Johnson and Doug Mack who represented DIG. (Courtesy of CBRE)

Riverside office building sells for$13.1M

Dornin Investment Group has sold 2280 Market St. in Riverside for $13.1 million.

It was the firm’s final property sale in Riverside in a five-building portfolio. DIG bought the portfolio for $44 million in 2018. DIG reps at CBRE said all five buildings sold for a combined $59.4 million, a 26% return on investment.

The latest sale at Market Street was brokered by the Orange County CBRE team of Anthony Delorenzo, Sammy Cemo, Bryan Johnson and DougMack who represented DIG.

The 65,380 square foot, three-story building was 68% leased at the time of the sale.

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The county has grant money available for micro-businesses with five or fewer employees to apply for $2,500 grants to help with pandemic issues. (iStockphoto)

Small business grants available for the tiniest of companies

San Bernardino County has opened applications for $2,500 grants aimed at micro-businesses that need help with pandemic-related costs.

The Microbusiness COVID Relief Grant can be used by a small business with five or fewer employees to pay for operation permits, debt and new equipment.

Who qualifies? The county provided these details:

–Businesses in the county boundaries with five or fewer employees;

–Gross revenues should be less than $50,000 in 2019 and 2020 tax years;

–Did not get any loans from Lendistry, launched by the California Relief Grant program;

–Applicants will need to provide payroll statements, tax forms and their six-digit NAICS code.

–Businesses that launched in 2020 also can apply but will need to indicate they did not file a business tax return for 2019.

Automatically disqualified companies include cannabis, adult entertainment, resident and real estate that involves short-term rentals, local tribes and investment companies.

The window to apply opened Monday and will remain open until the $2.7 million fund is exhausted, the county said.

Qualified applicants will receive their grant money in a Mastercard credit card, issued by AmPac Business Capital.

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Loma Linda University is the recipient of a $3 million research grant to develop treatments for congenital lung diseases in newborns. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

$3 million grant will help newborns with congenital defects

Loma Linda University is the recipient of a $3 million research grant to develop treatments for congenital lung diseases in newborns.

The money from the National Institute of Health and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will be distributed over four years to researchers at LLU.

“Federal investments like this allow these centers to stay on the cutting edge of the medical field and support good-paying jobs in the Inland Empire,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar, who sits on the House Committee on Appropriations, which is responsible for funding federal programs.

LLU also is the recipient of a $438,527 grant for mental health research. Money from the National Institute of Mental Health will help improve access to mental health services for students in the Inland Empire.

Coming up

NAIOP SoCal will host its 2022 awards gala May 12 at the Westin in Anaheim.

Ed Roski, president and chairman of the board of Majestic Realty Co., will be the first inductee into its Hall of Fame.

NAIOP SoCal also will announce the winners of the annual industry awards. Two of the awards will be decided during the gala by a people’s choice, including developer of the year and deal of the year.

Nominations are due by March 9. For more information and to submit a nomination go to naiopsocal.org/awardsgala. For all nominations, at least one member of the team must be a NAIOP member.

Appointments

Chino resident Ernie Cruz, 49,  has been appointed deputy director of the Community Services Division at the California Department of Developmental Services. He has been a consultant and assistant deputy director at the department since 2019. He held several positions at the San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center from 1996 to 2019. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $160,320. Cruz is registered without party preference.

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