People attending the January Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting received an update on the 27-acre shopping center planned for the northwest corner of Indian Truck Trail and Temescal Canyon Road.
Tom Chavez and Winnie Wong, representing Speedway Development, said they would be resubmitting development plans for county approval in a week or two and hoped to begin construction in the fall.
The center will be constructed in phases with an ARCO ampm and fast-food restaurants planned for the first phase. Chavez said they would soon announce who the fast-food tenants will be.
More information on the development can be found scrolling down this page and the developer has created a Facebook page for updates: Speedway Development (www.facebook.com/Speedway-Development-1593218220970707/)
Plans for retail center announced
(Published Oct. 12, 2014)
Michael Bastian of Henry-Ann Company, representing Speedway Development at the Oct. 8 Municipal Advisory Council, provided more details on a proposed commercial/retail center to be built on Temescal Canyon Road across the street from the 1,443-home Toscana community.
Bastian said the 27-acre parcel will be built in three phases. The first three-acre phase, at Indian Truck Trail’s northound on-ramp to the I-15, calls for a service station/convenience store and two fast-food restaurants. He said discussions have begun with possible tenants, but he was not a liberty to name the businesses.
The second phase of about 12 acres will be commercial/retail businesses with the possibility of fine-dining restaurants. The final phase will be light industrial — maybe used for office space.
Each phase will be constructed as tenants sign on to keep buildings from standing vacant.
Bastian also said the earlier color scheme of the buildings in shades of green and gold have been changed to match the Tuscan theme of the Toscana project — earth tones and red-tiled roofs. The name of the center has been changed from Temescal Valley Gateway to Toscana Village at Temescal Valley.
Bastain said signage identifying the tenants will be visible from the freeway, but will be more attractive than the signs at Dos Lagos and The Crossings.
He said the center’s layout presented a challenge with all the entrances facing the freeway, leaving the rear of the buildings to face Temescal Canyon Road. He said project designers are taking that into consideration and the back of the buildings will be aesthetically pleasing.
No dates for groundbreaking could be given as the project still must be approved by the county, but Bastian said the process is moving quickly.