HOLTVILLE — A mixed-use development of residences and retail as proposed by AMG & Associates, Inc., has launched on a block bound by Holt Avenue, Fern Avenue and Fourth Street the week of Jan. 27, noted Holtville City Manager Nick Wells.
has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks as the developer races to
meet a deadline for a funding source,” said Wells at a Jan. 27 city
council meeting. Building permits were issued prior to Christmas and dirt work
on the site commenced this week.”
is known as the Fern Crossing Apartments and will include 42 units, of which 25
will be two-bedroom units and 17 three-bedroom, Jeorge Galvan, Holtville city
planner, said previously. The project could also include unspecified retail
development, according to city documents.
conceptual maps and elevation renderings were submitted in April 2018 and there
was approval by the planning commission and subsequently the city council,
Wells explained during a recap for council members.
engineering plans were submitted in July 2019 and Javier Ortiz, building
inspector, completed the plan review in August. The Holt Group reviewed the
plans from a civil engineering perspective and made some additional comments.
has been some progress on the Donut Shop at Fifth Street and Fern Avenue. The
developer has completed all of the necessary requirements from the city’s
perspective, noted Wells. The planning commission approved the project and a
building permit was issued.
remodeled an existing building that was a Chevron gas station in my childhood
and a livestock/pet supply store a few years back,” Wells stated in an
email. “It has onsite parking and due to progress recently made, it looks
to be ready to open soon.”
project, the Sunset Rose Senior Apartments, 703 E. 3rd St., was proposed for
the area of Third Street and Grape Avenue. This is a 5.29-acre parcel that would
initially include 32 apartments on two acres. Rents are expected to be $550 to
$800, explained Cameron Johnson, AMG representative, earlier in January. An
additional 32 apartments might be built over the next five years.
city was asked to apply for grant funding ($ 6.1 million) to obtain a Home
Investment Partnership Program under the oversight of the Housing and Urban
Development department,” said Wells. “That application has been
completed and submitted.”
the frozen desert restaurant, has proposed a mixed-use development at 574 Holt
Ave, just south of Sixth Street. It would include two apartments. The concept
passed through the planning commission the week of Jan. 20 with more review as
plans are developed, explained Wells. Preliminary site work began in October.
an issue developed regarding the setback requirement with respect to the
existing neighboring building,” said Wells. “They have made a request
for a variance and are working on making the building footprint marginally
smaller to allow for an alley between the apartment next door.”
General Store slated for where State Route 115 enters the city from the west
has developer NNN in recent discussions with the Dollar General corporate
office and the property owner, Wells added. A meeting was held on site in early
August to clarify a few items of discussion. The city received plan in
September and the first series of comments were forwarded to NNN.
developer had us record the previously discussed lien release last week, and
another round of revised plans was submitted this week so the builder hopes to
imminently be issued building permits,” Wells said.