Norco City Council Approves Mixed-Use Project Consisting of Apartments, Hotel and Food Garden
Last week, the Norco City Council approved a mixed-use development called Norco Valley Square which was previously denied by the Planning Commission.
The applicant, Frontier Communities, proposes to construct a mixed-use development consisting of 320 multi-family residential rental units, a hotel development, a food garden, and intermittent outdoor entertainment and recreation amenities.
Located within the Norco Auto Mall Specific Plan, the residential portion of the project would be comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units in 19 three-story buildings. The residential area two-story clubhouse would consist of 13,407 square feet that would include a fitness center, leasing office, an outdoor pool and spa and lounge area.
The food garden would be comprised of eight walk-up buildings, outdoor dining and landscaped soft-seating areas. Outdoor space includes a restroom and storage kiosk for customers and site maintenance crew, and recreational components including a bocce court and lawn games, a stage for live performances, an open space park, horse paddock, and an equestrian trail. The food garden would contain a total of approximately 118,800 square feet of outdoor space. Also planned is a 120-room hotel building, consisting of four stories for a total of 67,500 square feet.
The project will also provide a total of 581 parking spaces for residential uses (consisting of 197 garages, 134 carports and 250 open stalls), 91 parking spaces for food garden uses, 120 parking spaces for hotel use, and 76 parking spaces to be shared for all proposed uses.
Designed by Architects Orange, the commercial buildings would have a western-town theme and aesthetic. Building finishes for the proposed food garden structures would consist of stucco, siding, metal panels, glass, and reclaimed wood. The proposed hotel building finishes would primarily consist of stucco, siding, metal panels, and glass, with a metal or asphalt shingle roof and composite wood accents. The residential buildings would complement the commercial western theme.