By Orlando Acevedo, Economic Development Office
In the fall of 2017, the Town Council approved a hotel incentive deal, in the form of a Transient Occupancy Tax reimbursement agreement, to attract Apple Valley’s first modern-day hotel. The deal returns a portion of the “bed tax” paid by the hotel. Project proponents submitted a development application in early 2018 to build a nationally recognized 100-room hotel at Jess Ranch Marketplace.
In December 2017, Apple Valley issued a grading permit for the highly anticipated Big Lots Distribution Center. Haskell, the engineering and development firm, commenced foundation work in January. The 1.3 million square foot logistics facility, the largest in the High Desert, will add 300 construction jobs to the area and up to 500 operational jobs when open in 2019.
Frontier Communities submitted a tract map application for 137 single-family homes near Bear Valley and Deep Creek Roads. The project will be reviewed by the Planning Commision in March and is expected to begin construction in the fall.
Tractor Supply Co. has submitted a development application for an 18,000-sq ft store at the northwest corner of Bear Valley Rd and Braeburn St. The project is expected to go before the Planning Commission in April.
The Town Council recently approved for Belco Development to install overhead power lines to the future Apple Valley Gateway center at the northeast corner of Interstate 15 and Dale Evans Parkway. The action effectively shaves $800,000 from off-site improvements costs. “The Council’s approval of our request to install the powerlines above ground allows the project to remain economically feasible,” said Steve Farmer, Belco’s Managing Partner. Apple Valley Gateway, Apple Valley’s first freeway-frontage commercial center, is a fully-entitled 10-acre, 80,480-square foot project, including retail and restaurant spaces, fuel stations, and a proposed hotel.
The Village Business District Association is tackling several major capital projects in 2018, including the paving of John Glenn Road, which will allow the Town to accept the street into its maintenance system. These improvements will please patrons visiting Off the Grid Brewery, the Rusty Bull Roadhouse, and other nearby businesses.
New and Coming Soon
- Yucca Loma Bridge opened in May, paving way for future development opportunities at Apple Valley and Yucca Loma Roads.
- Mary’s Medical Center opened a 12,500-square foot Urgent Care center in January.
- Wing Stop at Apple Valley Commons opened in Q4/2017.
- 76 Gas at Apple Valley Commons is expected to open in Q2/2018.
- 282 new housing permits were issued in FY2016-17, more than the last two years combined.
- The Apple Valley Choice Energy Program launched, offering Apple Valley businesses and residents 3% lower generation rates than Edison, with higher/greener renewable content.
- Mailbox manufacturer Jayco Industries celebrated their 40th year in business in Apple Valley.