The Moreno Medical Campus will be adjacent to the 101-bed MorenoValley Community Hospital and close to Aquabella, a 3,000-unitsenior lifestyle community under development by Highland FairviewCommunities. The development site runs along Iris Avenue nearOliver Street, where the remaining five acres not designated forMoreno Medical Campus will be set aside for additional medicalfacilities.

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Moreno Valley has been one of the fastest growing cities in thefast-growing Inland Empire in recent years, prompting a demand formore medical facilities. It is California's sixth fastest growingcity and the second most populous in Riverside County with morethan 180,000 residents.

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To serve its residents, including a growing senior citizenpopulation, the city has actively recruited construction of new,more modern medical facilities. Rick Hartmann, deputy city managerfor Moreno Valley, says that the new Omni West Group and HG Capitalproject will help to meet that demand.

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According to Kip Dubbs, president of Omni West Group, the newmedical office condominiums will be designed to provide flexibilityto accommodate a number of diverse uses. The design specifications,tailored to medical use, will include advanced electrical andplumbing components, reinforced floors for heavy equipment andparking at a 5:1 ratio.

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Construction on Moreno Medical Campus is expected to begin inthe fourth quarter 2007 with completion anticipated in the thirdquarter of 2008. The Ontario office of Grubb & Ellis has beentapped to market the project for sale and/or lease, along withTemecula-based Austin-Brockett Commercial Real Estate Services.

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