City Council Approves $52 Million 'Junction' Shopping Center
Design plans show the look of the historic plaza and surrounding garden areas of The Junction at...
|Design plans show the look of the historic plaza and surrounding garden areas of The Junction at Menifee Valey.|
This project has been in the making since 2006, when the property was purchased by developer Pac Ten Partners. Eight years later, having cleared many hurdles in planning and permits with both Riverside County and the City of Menifee, the $52 million project will become reality.
Kassen Klein, representing Pac Ten Partners, told city council members on Wednesday that the project should be completed by late 2015 or early 2016.
Historic preservation officials have determined that the Bailey Farmstead structures (below) cannot be preserved. However, in an effort to preserve the historic feel of such an important part of Menifee's culture, plans include several structures to be built using pieces of the existing buildings.
Members of the Bailey family and other longtime Menifee residents were consulted during the design process.
"The architecture will reflect the rural history of the area," Klein said. "There will be a water tower, water wheel, and much use of lumber and stone indicative of the time period."
Inside the recreated tank house (right) will be panels containing images and text about the history of the area.