Bear Valley Project Area

UPDATE- On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in the court case involving the constitutionality of legislative bill ABx1 26.  ABx1 26 is the bill signed by Governor Brown on June 29, 2011, which abolished California Redevelopment Agencies effective October 1, 2011.  The Supreme Court ultimately decided to uphold the constitutionality of ABx1 26.  In its decision, the Court modified timelines contained in ABx1 26, as the delays due to the court case made the original dates in the legislation impractical.  The impact of the Court’s decision is that the Victorville Redevelopment Agency is an entity that was dissolved, effective February 1, 2012.  On January 17, 2012, the City of Victorville elected to become the Successor Agency to the Victorville Redevelopment Agency.  With the dissolution of redevelopment, all former redevelopment project areas, including Victorville's Bear Valley Project Area, have been dissolved.  Click here for more information on the dissolution of Victorville's Redevelopment Agency.  See below for information on the former Bear Valley Project Area.


Americold/ConAgra Building Nutro Industrial Plant Church & Dwight Building

 

The Bear Valley Project Area was adopted in 1981.  Originally, over half of the Project Area was designed for commercial and industrial and a third was for residential.  Over the last five years, the commercial and industrial uses have experienced the most growth.      

The RDA’s goal for the project area was to continue the commercial and industrial growth through improving public infrastructure to meet growth demands and also assemble and reparcel property to allow development on reasonably sized lots.  The RDA also worked towards expanding the economic base and creating jobs by attracting and retaining desired businesses and industries to the project area.                                                                        

Bear Valley Road Project Area Facts

Size

1,258 Acres

Adopted

December 29, 1981

Percentage Developed

 63%

Plan Expiration

December 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Valley Project Area Map 
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Major Projects

Commercial

Victorville Medical Campus
In 1994, the RDA acquired approximately 20.23 + acres of property within the Bear Valley Project Area for the ultimate purposes of developing a professional medical campus.  In 1995, the RDA entered into a Disposition Development Agreement (DDA) that sold the property to a developer for development purposes.  From 1997-1998, seven new doctor’s offices moved into the medical campus.  Since the DDA, the campus has grown to include facilities for Life Chiropractic, Desert Dialysis, San Bernardino County Mental Health Department, Vista Dental, the dental office expansion of Dr. Bell and the dental offices of Dr. Thomas Strand to name a few.  In addition, the site is also used for professional office space for companies such as Wells Fargo, Xerox Inc, and Messners and Wells LLP. 

1994 2009

Foxborough Industrial Park
Foxborough Industrial Park is a 233-acre industrial area located in the former Bear Valley Project Area.  The Park provides industrial access via highway and rail.  Major tenants of Foxborough include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Church & Dwight, ConAgra Foods and Nutro Products. 

Foxborough Aerial View Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Desert Valley Medical Hospital Expansion
In 2008, the Desert Valley Medical Hospital started construction on the expansion of its current facility to increase its services to Victor Valley residents.  The expansion of the hospital is a $30 million project that added an additional 500,000 square feet to the hospital.  The larger facility added another 65 beds and also added 140 jobs.  The RDA is helping with the expansion of the hospital by spending up to $500,000 for public improvements.  These public improvements included curb, gutter and drive approach construction as well as First Avenue road improvements. 

Residential

Casa Bella
The Casa Bella Apartment Community was a three phase project that was completed in 2008.  The apartment complex has a total of 285 affordable housing units to provide safe and sanitary housing for our working families.