Continental Villages’ mixed-use development is envisioned to improve the local communities’ livability. As a result, this enables local residents to shop local and have a coffee shop, restaurants, or retail facilities within walking distance.
“Continental Villages will create a vibrant environment within the project itself,” says Al Rattan, President of CED. “Ideally you want people who are living in your
residences or nearby local homes to be able to walk to a local restaurant and get to know their neighbors. Continental Villages promotes a sense of place.”
Continental East Development (CED) is developing its 19+-acre master planned community known as Continental Villages of Moreno Valley. Phase I consists of 125 market rate multi-family apartments and is now under construction. The much-needed rain and the challenges we faced regarding the Coronavirus caused moderate delays. However, we continue to move forward in anticipation of opening fall 2020.
Currently, the apartment interiors are being painted and cabinets are getting installed. The building exteriors are getting textured and landscaping is scheduled to begin shortly. The first layer of asphalt is down along with curbs, gutters, and sidewalks and the fence install will commence within the month. The roofs are being tiled and the interior door installation is underway.
In addition, the private access road connecting all three phases of Continental Villages, Lydia’s Way, is currently being constructed. Lydia’s Way will be the main entrance to the apartment complex and is named for one of the owners of Continental East Development.
Growing Demand in Residences
With an eye on flexibly and livability, Continental Villages will meet the community’s growing demand for multi-family apartment, duplexes, and local retail facilities. With proximity to Moreno Valley College, CED recognized an opportunity to add significant value to students, faculty, and local residents.
Moreno Valley College is fast becoming the health education center of choice in the Inland Empire because of its campus expansions, which include a premier Nursing and Physician Assistant school. Consequently, by re-entitling the 19+ acres located next to the college, Continental Village apartments will provide much-needed housing for the school’s increasing student population. Therefore, this Master Planned community will consist of apartments and duplexes, which will be ideal housing for the college’s teachers and faculty as well.
Continental Villages’ design theme is to encourage residents to get to know their neighbors. The recreational clubhouse will house the leasing office, a community room and a swimming pool. Additionally, something unique about Continental Villages is its inclusion of an adjacent retail center. Furthermore, Continental Villages’ retail center will offer an open outdoor area for local residents and students to exercise, hang out and relax.