Continental East Fund III, LLC

Continental Villages


Continental East Development (CED) purchased the + 19-acre site from Central Pacific Bank of Hawaii in 2010. CED recognized the site as an attractive development opportunity due to its ideal proximity to Moreno Valley College, Lake Perris Recreation Area, and large employment centers.  Completion of the purchase was yet another example of CED’s ability to identify, acquire and develop undervalued properties with long term investment goal to create profitable opportunities for our investors.

Phase I

The site was previously approved for the development of 227 market rate condo units.  Working with the City of Moreno Valley, CED in 2012 obtained Planning Approval to re-entitle the site for a master planned mixed-use development.  Site + 7 acres (125) market rate apartments with recreational clubhouse, swimming pool, and on-site amenities.

Site Progress

  • First layer of asphalt, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks complete
  • Interior painting and cabinet installation in progress.
  • Building exterior texturing in progress.
  • Roof tiling and interior door installation in progress.
  • Lydia’s Way, the private access road connecting all three phases, in progress.
  • Fencing and landscaping scheduled for Summer 2020.

Changing Market Conditions

The City of Moreno Valley is targeting the Health and Wellness Industry.  City officials are planning for substantial expansion to meet current and or future health care needs for the residents of Moreno Valley and the surrounding market areas.  Moreno Valley is home to (2) major Medical Campuses; Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center.  Both medical campuses are in the planning stages or the process of significant expansions.  Expansion of Medical services is creating market demand for more local jobs and the need of Moreno Valley to provide new residential housing and retail services.

We Listened

From the onset of actual new site construction, CED starting receiving further requests from residents and representatives of Moreno Valley College.  They asked CED to consider modifying our approved development plans and to build a small commercial & retail center.  Based on the positive feedback from the community, CED authorized new independent market studies which validated the following:

  • A new master plan comprised of the second phase of market-rate apartments and duplexes would assist to support the communities request for a new retail center.
  • ~21,000 square feet neighborhood commercial and retail center.

New Mixed-Use Master Plan

  • Phase 1: 125 market rate apartments construction in process
  • Phase II: 112 market rate apartments and duplexes
  • Phase III: Future 22,000 Square Feet Retail and Commercial Center
  • Phase I
  • Phase I
  • Phase I Clubhouse
  • Phase I Clubhouse
  • Phase I
  • Phase I
  • Phase II

Phase II

CED on January 24, 2019 received unanimous approval from the City of Moreno Valley Planning Commission.  The revised master plan called for approvals to amend the land use designation from planned High Residential to only Medium Density and; to permit a general plan amendment to allow a Neighborhood Commercial Center.

Final project approval for the revised master plan will require the Moreno Valley City Council approval. Subject to receipt of the planned approval final project approval for Phase II could occur as early as March 2019. CED once obtaining project approval would proceed with finalizing and obtaining Phase III project approvals.

Project Update –  Phase II & III

On March 5, 2019, Continental East Fund III presented the following amended project to the Moreno Valley City Council:

  1. General Plan Amendment
  2. Specific Plan Amendment
  3. Change of Zone
  4. Plot Plan approval for (112) unit apartment project
  5. Tentative Parcel Map 37514

Phase II received 100 percent City Council approval. During the meeting, they asked Al when CED will submit its plans for the anticipated Phase III Retail Phase. From all reports by the Mayor of Moreno Valley, the community is very supportive and eager for the retail portion of the project. Phase II received its conditions of approval on May 2, 2019.

On March 12, 2020, the Moreno Valley City Council approved Phase III plans. Phase III received its conditions of approval on April 16, 2020.

Plan Amendments

  1. Amending the land use designation for 2.84 acres (Parcel 2) from High-Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial;
  2. Changing the land use designation for 8.80 acres (Parcel 3) from High-Density Residential to Medium Density Residential to construct multi-family housing.

Description of Future Project

Phase I: Now Under Construction consisting of 125 Market Rate apartments.  Approved project density 18 units to the acre.

Phase II: + 8 acre-site with 112 units.  Ninety-six two-story apartments and 16 two-story duplexes.

  • 3800 square foot two-story recreational building with fitness center, community room and swimming pool.
  • To accommodate more open space project density was reduced from 18 units to 13 units to the acre.

Phase III: + 2.84-acre site with planned future commercial and retail.

  • ~21,000 square feet neighborhood commercial retail center.

New Mixed-Use Master Plan

  • Phase 1: 125 market rate apartments construction in process
  • Phase II: 112 market rate apartments and duplexes
  • Phase III: Future 22,000 Square Feet Retail and Commercial Center

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