NEWPORT BEACH, CA - A joint venture between Village Partners Investments of Newport Beach, California and The Bascom Group of Irvine, California has received full entitlements and approval of its development agreement for the mixed-use State Street Village project at the site of the former Redlands Mall in Redlands, California.
State Street Village entitlements were unanimously approved with a 7-0 vote by the Redlands Planning Commission and a 5-0 vote by the Redlands City Council. This positive momentum continued with a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Planning Commission and a unanimous 5-0 vote by the City Council on July 19, 2022, approving State Street Village's Development Agreement with the City of Redlands. The State Street Village Development Agreement was officially approved with the adoption of Ordinance No. 9233, indicating final approval by the City of Redlands.
Village Partners principal Michael Morris remarked "State Street Village will provide a significant contribution to Redlands' diversity and supply of housing." His partner, Don Henry, similarly stated "We are excited to bring back the historical street grid, small blocks and transform the once lively Redlands Mall into an exciting new pedestrian district that promotes walkability and honors Downtown Redlands history."
State Street Village will be a vibrant, 12.2-acre mixed-use pedestrian district in the heart of downtown Redlands and will serve the community's housing and commercial needs with a variety of high-quality housing options, curated retail tenants, and restaurants. This project will serve as a centerpiece of Redlands' public life, showcasing the best of local cuisine, art, landscape, and design. With entitlements and development agreement in hand, the State Street Village project will press forward and break ground in the latter part of 2023.
Designed by architectural firms Mithun, Torti Gallas Partners, and BAR Architects, the State Street Village redevelopment will honor and restore the prominence of historic Downtown Redlands, extending State Street toward a grand new public gathering space, Redlands Plaza, set below a grand new archway. At completion, this redevelopment will provide approximately 700 new residential units and cutting-edge amenities to support Redland's growing population, and will be home to many local business, restaurants, and bars with its roughly 84,000 square feet of commercial space.