Fontana City Hall

The Fontana City Council approved a 257-unit attached multi-family project within Planning Area 6 of the Ventana Specific Plan in northwestern Fontana.

Development of the Ventana Specific Plan in northwestern Fontana has been a goal of city leaders for many years, and on July 27, the City Council took its first major step forward with the project.

A 257-unit attached multi-family project within Planning Area 6 of the Ventana Specific Plan was approved by a vote of 4-1, with City Councilmember Jesse Sandoval casting the "no" vote.

"We just made history," said Mayor Acquanetta Warren. "This Ventana project has been a long-time standing project that we all have been looking forward to."

The site is located on the northwest corner of Duncan Canyon Road and Citrus Avenue, east of the Interstate 15 Freeway.

Senior Planner Paul Gonzales said the development by Frontier Enterprises includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, a recreational room and 6,493-square-foot fitness center, clubhouse and pool area, multiple seating areas, walkways throughout the community, and large open plazas.

The high-end project has a Tuscan theme and is a modern take on an Italian city, Gonzales said.

"I think it's a great project," said City Councilmember Phillip Cothran. "I'm very excited that it's coming."

Warren said she is pleased that the city is making progress on fulfilling the state's mandate to construct more housing and thereby ease the homelessness crisis.

"We're one of the few cities that is attempting to get as much housing on the books and built ASAP," Warren said.

According to the city's website, the entire Ventana Specific Plan (which has long remained undeveloped) is for a 105-acre master-planned, mixed-use community that will create a "unique sense of place" in its corner of Fontana. The design will be "visually distinctive and will create a unique window into Fontana" from I-15.

When the Ventana Specific Plan is complete, it will have a corporate office corridor located adjacent to the freeway, both north and south of Duncan Canyon Road, according to the city's website. It will include mid-rise offices, multi-story buildings, hotels, quality business restaurants, and other complementary commercial uses, the website said.

(3) comments

Lynn

How dare the mayor of Fontana mock the homeless about building this place that the homeles can't afford and she called herself a Christian a born again

Blaze69

Well Lynn, it is true that the Homeless population cannot afford these homes. I would like to know what homes anywhere in the whole United States do you think a Homeless Person could afford? Some Homeless Persons are just down on their luck as People say & would actually be able to get back in the work force to possibly afford an apartment, however even the non-Homeless Population cannot afford homes in California. Also, many of the Homeless have mental or drug problems which would prohibit them from taking responsibilty to own & take care of anything. Finally, you must be careful of throwing stones while living in a glass house. Did you know that the Church that the Mayor attends is the primary source of feeding homeless in Fontana as well as providing free Medical care to the Homeless & People without Health Insurance for the Fontana community & other cities without cost to the Patient. I would like to know what you have personally done for the Homeless Population in our Community?

Lynn

You need to examine yourself and the Democrats are holding the devil's hand that's why there's so much homeless around and Jesus tells me I don't tell people what I've done for the Lord Jesus Christ

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