Menifee MAC Recap

Conrad Melton, the Presiding Officer of the Menifee Municipal Advisory Council, wrote up a recap of last night's Menifee MAC meeting, where Donahue Schriber gave a presentation of Countryside Marketplace.

Here is his recap...

Four hundred happy and curious Sun City and Menifee residents came to Webb Hall Wednesday night to hear about what is and isn't coming to the Countryside Marketplace.


Jeff Chambers, Vice President of the project's developer, Donahue-Schreiber Realty Group, talked and answered questions for over an hour about the businesses that will be included and why some won't, in the development just West of the 215, South of Newport.


With the reminder that any of them could drop out at the eleventh hour, Chambers said current expectations include: Lowes, three Banks, a Hawaiian BBQ, Cingular and Verizon Phones, cleaners, a Japanese Sushi place, Chopolte Mexican Fast food, Starbucks, BJs Brewery and Restaurant, a Red Robin Restaurant, TGIFriday’s, Chick-Fill-A, Staples, Petco, Linens and Things, a Bakery, Old Navy, Kohl's, Best Buy, Sports Chalet, Shoe Stores, some beauty salons and an In & Out Burger.


Target will expand when it moves over from its current location on the East side of the Freeway. The good-natured crowd hummed with approval when it was announced that Beverages and More was expected, and that all the full size restaurants would include full bar service.


The evening also turned out to be kind of a "town hall wish list" for many who were hoping that some of their favorite restaurants and businesses would be there. Tops on the list of wanted but won't be coming were Red Lobster, Trader Joe's, Costco, a fabric/crafts store, and a movie theater.


Behind the Marketplace will be some homes and included therein will be a park and bike trails. Scheduled for completion slightly after the commercial project are a government center and a major aquatic facility, both of whom will be built next door on Newport Road.


Mr. Chambers noted that great care has been taken to utilize every possible means of preventing traffic problems, with a planned future expansion of the on- and off-ramps of the adjacent 215 freeway.


Completion of the project is expected in Fall, 2009. The evening was sponsored by the Menifee Valley Municipal Advisory Council. Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone, who is credited as a major architect of the project, was unable to attend as he was in Washington, DC, lobbying for the Riverside Conservation Authority.
Anna Hill, a Realtor in Menifee, also wrote up a description of the Menifee MAC meeting, which you can read on her blog, by clicking here.




17 Comments:

  1. I dont agree that new homes in Newport Rd at Countryside Marketplace which comes first to have shopping in Newport Rd at Countryside Marketplace. That's enough lots of houses in Menifee, CA in East and West area.

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  2. Thank you, to Menifee 24/7 for providing our community with this type of information. As a six year resident of Menifee, we are excited to see this development take place.

    It's about time.

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  3. Are there plans to put a LA FITNESS in?

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  4. If I'm not mistaken, I think the LA Fitness had been planned near McCall and Encanto. But those plans fell through.

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  5. My family is so excited about the new shopping center! Now if we could get a Golden Spoon and Trader Joe's to go in here that would be wonderful.

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  6. TRADER JOE'S, TRADER JOES, TRADER JOES...DOES THAT ABOUT SAY WHAT I WANT???

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  7. Hi There. I'm new here in the area.
    Exciting to hear all the developments soon to take place in Menifee. Long live Menifee!!!

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  8. I would like to have new Main Post Office in Menifee, CA which Annex dont have box rental in Menifee, CA. Think twice more and more new houses on development.

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  9. I am a resident of Menifee for the last 11years and have grown up in this area since 1970. Enough with the homes! Doesn't anyone care about the employment and entertainment for our community? So tired of the commute and putting all our income into other cities. Lets start taking care of ourselves and enjoying what we have long been waiting for!

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  10. You have to realize that if the retail tenants you want to be here aren't, it is because they choose not to be. It is basic economics of the area. More houses hurts home owners in the short term, but if there are able bodies in them earning a decent paycheck the retail will follow. Once an establizhed population of educated workers is realized, then major employers come in and the commute is snuffed out. Only nearby community close to this is Temecula. Trust me. I know what I'm talking about. We would all like a Nordstrom, Trader Joes and work down the street, but it comes down to economic growth patterns. It will make sense when you realize it's not about what you want, but about what they want too.

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  11. how about a Mcdonalds

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  12. how about something different RALLY'S burger OR even just a movie theater would be cool!!

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  13. when can we start applying if you can wh ocan i call or what website can i sigh up to apply? please tell me what to do.

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  14. My family is so excited about this development. We have lived here for over 6 years and are excited that we won't have to drive to Temecula/Murrieta for all our needs!!! I agree with everyone else that a Trader Joes would be a welcome store to our area if the powers that be decide to change their minds :)

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  15. This was my post on the "Countryside Marketplace Tenant Update". I thought that I should post it here also for those of you who want to a Trader Joes's.

    "There seems to be a lot of us that want a Trader Joe's in Menifee! If you go to their website you can suggest a new location. Let's get everyone that we know to flood them with emails about bringing a store to Menifee!!! It can't hurt...right?? Copy the link below, fill it out and send it. Let's see what happens."

    http://www.traderjoes.com/location_requests_form.aspx

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  16. It is cool about the new development, however can we stop with the housing.... Those of us who came out here to be in the "country" with the wildlife and farm animals will not be able to actually enjoy them anymore without leaving this state. This is very sad. Lets leave some open land for the actual first inhabitants of this land the wildlife (coyotes, rabbits, etc.) and stop running them out! Especially with the housing and more people. Another reason SCE is raising their prices, don't have enough energy for the people who are already here. I have lived here for over 30 years and think the growing should stop for awhile.

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  17. When can we start applying to the jobs and where?

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