The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many building tasks to be placed on maintain or have their completion dates delayed in Fontana, however a number of vital occasions nonetheless befell throughout Fiscal Yr 2020/21, in keeping with a brand new report.
One of many greatest occasions was the grand opening of Central Metropolis Park, Metropolis Supervisor Mark Denny mentioned in his proposed working finances doc for the brand new fiscal yr.
The 13-acre park, positioned at 8380 Cypress Avenue, has three lighted synthetic turf fields for soccer and soccer use. The park additionally has a group backyard and horseshoe amenities.
Denny mentioned that different main occasions embrace:
• Auto Heart: Development has begun on a brand new dealership, Fontana Hyundai, which is anticipated to be open for enterprise in August of this yr in northern Fontana.
• Lodge growth: Plans are underway for a Towne Place Suites by Marriott on the nook of Sierra and Slover avenues in southern Fontana. A groundbreaking for the four-story lodge, which can embrace 115 visitor rooms, is deliberate for this fall.
• Northwest nook of South Highland Avenue and Sierra Avenue: A developer has proposed the redevelopment of the property to incorporate two four-story enterprise class accommodations, a restaurant and a banquet corridor, with a proper planning software anticipated to be submitted this summer time.
• Sierra and Ramona multifamily flats: Development is anticipated to be accomplished quickly on this 60-unit inexpensive residence group, which is positioned on the southwest nook of Sierra and Ramona avenues.
• Fireplace Station No. 81: As a part of the hearth grasp plan and in an effort to satisfy a lower than five-minute response time throughout the Fireplace District 90 p.c of the time, this new station will likely be constructed on the northern finish of town limits. Design and environmental phases are at present in progress and building is predicted to begin this December.
• Fireplace Station No. 80 (Section 1): The coaching middle (Section 1) will likely be about 3,000 sq. ft with a coaching tower that will likely be included into this future fireplace station, which is deliberate for a similar web site at Cherry and South Highland avenues. Design and environmental phases started in March with building anticipated to begin in 2022.
• Sierra Avenue enhancements between Foothill Boulevard and Baseline Avenue: The expansion occurring within the northern and central areas of town with a corresponding enhance in site visitors flows requires the widening of Sierra. This challenge will cut back site visitors congestion and is at present within the right-of-way acquisition part, with building anticipated to start in early 2022.
• Microgrid challenge: By a grant from the California Power Fee, town is putting in microgrid techniques at 5 places — Metropolis Corridor, Police Division, Group Senior Heart, Public Works Division, and Group Companies Division. The techniques will include battery storage, microgrid controllers, and two bi-directional electrical automobile charging stations and can make the most of the photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV) carports and roof panels. The estimated completion date is that this December.
• Police Dispatch/amenities improve: The Dispatch Communications Heart refurbishment, which included plumbing repairs, new storage space/break room and restroom, new vitality environment friendly HVAC models, carpet, paint, wall remedies, lighting and safety enhancements, was accomplished in January.
• Pavement rehabilitation program: In November of 2020, an in depth stock, survey, and Pavement Situation Index (PCI) ranking of all roadways, sidewalks, and different right-of-way property was began and is predicted to be accomplished quickly. A number of pavement tasks are anticipated to be accomplished by June utilizing SB1 and different funding sources.
• Electrical automobile charging stations: Cellular Supply Air Air pollution Discount Evaluation Committee (MSRC) grant funds had been used to put in six stage 2 charging ports at each Metropolis Corridor and Heart Stage parking tons.