Grading of the land surface has begun on a large lot in Menifee next to Motel 6 near the McCall Blvd. off-ramp of Interstate 215, the future home of the Encanto Apartments complex.
According to Carmen Cave, community development director for the City of Menifee, the project was approved by Riverside County in July of 2006, prior to the city's incorporation. It is part of the Riverside County Integrated Plan, which Menifee inherited upon becoming a city.
The complex will include 178 units with a clubhouse, pool and spa, Cave said. No completion date has been announced.
The lot, somewhat larger than a football field and located on Encanto Drive, has been graded and stakes are in place to mark construction boundaries. Construction equipment was on site Thursday morning but no work was being done at the time.