OneLegacy will relocate its corporate office from downtown Los Angeles to a new 4.45-acre property it has acquired in Azusa, at 1303 Optical Drive.
The Azusa property currently contains a 98,000-square-foot, three-story commercial building, which OneLegacy intends to update to accommodate its administrative, foundation and clinical operational needs. Upgrades of lighting, glazing and HVAC systems to meet current efficiency standards and OneLegacy’s operational needs are anticipated to take up to a year to complete.
Plans also call for the construction of an additional 50,000-square-foot structure that will connect to the existing building and will house a state-of-the-art transplant recovery and research center along with a 16,000-square-foot conferencing space. This facility will be roughly triple the size of the company’s existing Transplant Recovery Center in Redlands. Opened in February 2018, the Redlands facility was California’s first dedicated Transplant Recovery Center; and last year alone the center performed over 1,000 donor recoveries, which impacted more than 75,000 lives.
The purchase price for the Azusa property is $18.4 million. OneLegacy has budgeted another $11.6 million for Phase 1 renovations and tenant improvements. OneLegacy estimates an additional $30 million cost for Phase 2 construction that will include donor recovery, laboratory, conference and education space plus a helipad and parking structure. The initial purchase was made with cash that had been set aside for this purpose with subsequent construction anticipated to be financed with a combination of cash and tax-exempt financing.
OneLegacy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in seven counties in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern. Serving more than 200 hospitals, 11 transplant centers and a diverse population of over 20 million, OneLegacy is the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world, enabling 150,000 transplants each year.
West Coast Steel & Processing has acquired a 68,175-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chino for $10.7 million. West Coast Steel divisions include SteelCo USA, Great Pacific Elbow, Mission Metals, and Deluxe Building Products.
Located at 13900 Sycamore Way, the property will serve as SteelCo USA’s sixth facility in the Inland Empire. Built in 1986, it features 10,116 square-feet of office space, eight ground-level drive-in doors with 1.83 acres of excess land. Its prominent location between the 60, 71, and 83 freeways provides access to transportation routes serving Southern California.
True Life Companies of Irvine is proposing 45 lots on 85 acres on Canyon Hills Road, directly north of the Hillcrest Homes in Carbon Canyon.
The vast majority of the ranchland would not become developed under the application submitted by the company. According to True Life only 16 to 17 acres will be used for the houses, and the rest of the property will be open space.
The development, called Paradise Ranch at Canyon Hills Road, will be sensitive to the surrounding environment and will be neighborhood friendly. The site will include a private drive aisle with one entrance/exit from Canyon Hills Road across from Spring Creek Way, according to the project description listed on the application.
The property is proposed to be a “clustered development,” which concentrates homes in one portion of the development with a large amount of natural open space. The cluster ordinance was fine-tuned by the Chino Hills Planning Commission during four public workshops over the course of eight months in 2016. The commission intended the ordinance to govern development of ranchland in Chino Hills without obliterating natural open space.
Clustering reduces the impact on sensitive habitat while allowing relaxed standards on the size, width, and depth of lots, setbacks and lot coverage.
According to the City of Chino Hills, lots will range from 7,200 square feet to 18,000 square feet. The two-story homes will range from 3,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet.
Avison Young has completed the sale of a 4.4-acre site for the development of a new auto dealership in Claremont.
Avison Young is a brokerage that offers an automotive specialty group catering specifically to the needs of automotive dealers, manufacturers and owners of automotive-specific properties.
Located at 667 Auto Center Drive, the site has been vacant for more than a decade and is part of the Claremont Auto Center consisting of Claremont Toyota, Hyundai, and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealerships. In 2013, an 11.4-acre site was acquired by Brandywine Homes for a residential development; however, plans for rezoning were not approved. Of the 11.4 acres, Arvison Young completed the sale of seven acres in late 2015 for a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership, which opened its flagship, state-of-the-art, 65,000-square-foot (sf) sales and service center in late 2016 and is currently owned and operated by John Elway Automotive Group.
The site has an existing building which will be expanded and completely renovated to include a service department, meeting manufacturer standards. The opening of the new dealership is anticipated to be within 12 to 18 months.
Seldat Staffing, the recruitment process outsourcing division of Seldat Distribution Inc., has announced the opening of its 6th office location, on 750 Terrado Plaza in Covina. It’s part of the company’s effort to expand operations in California. It currently has locations in Rancho Cucamonga,
Seldat Staffing focuses on temp to hire, and direct hire employees with an emphasis on light industrial, back office administrative, IT and industrial workers in both New Jersey and California.
Fatburger announced the opening of its latest co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express location. Fatburger Glendora opened on June 11. The Hollywood burger chain, best known for its All-American fare and hamburgers, was made famous by founder Lovie Yancey in Southern California more than 70 years ago. Each burger is made-to-order with traditional fixings along with add-ons including bacon, chili, onion rings, and egg. To accompany Fatburger’s menu, Buffalo’s Express offers fresh, never frozen, boneless, bone-in chicken wings, and a unique array of proprietary sauces.
Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express in Glendora will be open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is located at 1331 S. Lone Hill Avenue #110 in Glendora.
The City of Ontario approved its operating budget as well as the budget for the Ontario Housing Authority for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The overall budget of $633,915,665 was balanced without the use of any reserves and will maintain funding to support the high quality of municipal services.
The City of Ontario’s Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 includes $275,415,470 in the General Fund, $4,301,406 in the General Fund Trust, and $352,489,355 in other funds that consists of Special Revenues, Capital Projects, Enterprise Operations, and Internal Services. The Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 for the Ontario Housing Authority is $1,709,434.
The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Operating Budget includes General Fund Revenues of $273,237,994 and reflects an increase of 8.4 percent when compared to Fiscal Year 2018-19 Adopted Budget. This recommended amount reflects projected moderate growth in Sales Tax, Property Tax, Development Related, and Business Tax revenues. The General Fund Expenditures of $275,415,470 is an increase of 8.0 percent.
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Highlights
The Ontario City Library will be rolling out an Early Literacy Campaign to address the needs of the community in partnering with Ontario area school districts.
Recreation & Community Services has launched a mentorship program through the Ontario Youth Activities League to pair middle school-aged youth with mentors in the community centered on activities and excursions.
The establishment, as part of the Transformative Climate Communities Grant, of a Satellite Workforce Services Office in the Ovitt Library to provide job training and placement assistance for Ontario residents.
Participation in the planning for the construction of an Ontario Campus on Euclid Avenue with Chaffey College.
A new Community Benefits District to promote property ownership participation in the improvement of Downtown Euclid.
Over $109 million of investments alongside private/non-profit developers for New Affordable Housing. Two new rental housing projects, Emporia Place and Vista Verde Apartments, are expected to be completed by Fall 2020.
The construction of a New Fire Station No. 9 to support the continued growth and development in the Ontario Ranch area.
The replacement of one Police Helicopter to provide citywide aerial protection with up-to-date law enforcement air support technology.
Construction to start in January 2020 for the SR-60 Freeway and Archibald Avenue Improvement Project. The $18.5 million project consists of widening Archibald Avenue under the SR-60 Freeway for the relief of traffic congestion.
Utilizing various funding sources, including SB 1 funds, $7.7 million for street pavement rehabilitation and traffic signage projects to ensure city streets are of the highest possible quality.