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5 Barstow Construction Projects Expected to Create Jobs

According to the Desert Dispatch, November 3, 2015, a number of construction projects in the city of Barstow are underway that will result in jobs in the future. 1. Super Wal-Mart – The project site is located next to the present Wal-Mart store at Montara Road and East Main Street. That store will be torn down once the new one is built. Barstow Economic Development and Planning Manager, Gaither Loewenstein, said “Completion is expected between November 2016 and January 2017.” The 200,000-squarefoot supercenter is expected to employ 85 to 100 people. The development also will add space for five additional business parcels that are estimated to bring in 100 to 200 more jobs. 2. Crossroads Route 66 Industrial Park – “Grading is underway for a 30-plus-acre industrial park that is planned to accommodate up to 500,000 square feet of industrial/warehouse/logistics uses,” Lowenstein said. “Grading expected to be completed in February 2016. Tenants are being sought.” 3. Laverne Drainage Project – The second of a multi-phase drainage project is underway on West Main Street near Avenue L. Consulting City Engineer Brad Merrell reported to the City Council in August 2015 that Weka Inc. was the top bidder on the project at $1.88 million. 4. Choice Medical Center – Work crews have been preparing a corner location in the 1800 block of West Main Street for construction of a one-stop medical center. Manmohan Nayyar, M.D., president of Choice Medical Group, said the center will provide primary care, specialist care, labs, pharmacy and X-rays. Additional amenities will include a senior center and a health and wellness center. “It should be ready by May,” Marketing Assistant for Choice Medical, Renee Rincon, said. 5. Medical Plaza – A project to renovate a building in the 700 block of West Main Street is 90 percent completed, said Project Manager Nathaniel Pickett. “According to the city, we can rent space right now,” Pickett said. He said there is room for nine medical-related tenants.

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