The groundbreaking of Atwell | Courtesy a representative of Pardee Homes Inland Empire

Pardee Breaks Ground on IE Master-Planned Community

Carrie Rossenfeld Residential & Mixed Use

Residential development in the Inland Empire continues to evolve. Pardee Homes Inland Empire has begun Phase 1 of development on Atwell, the first master-planned community to rise in Riverside County’s Banning, California, in more than two decades, according to a release from a representative of Pardee. The first phase of the site’s construction will contain 480 home sites, two commercial retail pads, and one K-6 school site, the statement says.

Atwell will contain more than 4,400 single-family homes in roughly 40 neighborhoods on 1,528 acres, according to the release. It also says the architecture for the homes is in its preliminary stages, with various elevations anticipated, including Craftsman, Spanish and Italian, with square footage expected to range from 1,800 square feet to 2,600 square feet. Model homes are anticipated to open in January 2020 with first occupancies slated for May 2020, the source reports.

Mike Taylor, division president of Pardee Homes Inland Empire, is quoted in the release as saying, “As demand for housing in the Inland Empire remains strong, this is the right timing to begin Phase one of Atwell.”

The statement also says that while specific amenities are still in the planning stages, some of the features the builder anticipates including at the community consist of pathways and playgrounds as well as approximately eight pools upon completion. Activity centers that would include a 3,500-square-foot recreation center with a large pool, tot lot, meeting rooms, kitchenette, and barbeque area are also planned, along with a trail system spanning roughly eight miles that will be open to the public at build-out, according to the release.

Atwell is located near I-10 in the San Gorgonio Pass, roughly 80 miles east of Los Angeles and 25 miles northwest of Palm Springs, the statement says, adding that public bus routes will be incorporated throughout the community, along with carpool and rideshare parking lots. In addition, the source reports that the community will be serviced primarily by the Beaumont Unified School District, with Banning Unified School District encompassing approximately 700 homes.