What influences the appreciation of land values in California? Consider the following facts about the Golden State:
The Victor Valley is nestled North of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. With California's growing population and Los Angeles' increasing congestion, the population is being pushed East towards this region with its major arteries of transportation being the Interstate 15, 40 and 58, Highway 395, and State Route 18. Throughout the area, increase in shopping centers, restaurants, paved roads, schools, residential communities and businesses are evident. The Devore Interchange Project was recently completed, which greatly alleviated the daily traffic that flows to and from the Victor Valley.
The Victor Valley's affordable housing and expanding distribution hub(home to companies like Goodyear, Mars Candy Factory, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, GE, Boeing, and many more) are some of the reasons it has become one the fastest growing regions in the country.
The development of the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) alone has greatly contributed to the region's economy and continues to grow by runway extensions, additional hangar constructions, an additional $450 million power plant, and most recently, a regional plant by one of the largest beverage company in the United States.
The E-220 High Desert Corridor Project is a proposed multi-purpose corridor. It will provide a more efficient route for goods transported from the Los Angeles County and Ventura County seaports. It will improve air quality and traffic congestion. It will include a 63-mile, 6 lane highway, linking San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County. It will link two major airports in Palmdale and Victorville. Included in the project are plans for a high speed rail(HSR) link between the future Palmdale HSR station and Victorville's proposed Virgin Trains, USA station. Overall, the E-220 project will stimulate economic growth throughout the Victor Valley Region.
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Healthcare expansion is moving forward with the construction of the Kaiser Permanente Medical
center, South of Main St. in Hesperia. Also proposed, is the St. Mary / St. Joseph hospital in Victorville.
John Husing, Ph.D., an influential research economist for the Inland Empire and all of Southern California, published his analysis of the future medical center and its positive economic impact on the whole Victor Valley. Download here for his report.
XpressWest was a high-speed passenger railroad project which began around 2009. With the use of high-speed electric trains, capable of 150 mph speeds, it would provide alternative transportation between Victorville, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Among its objectives, included a rail connection to the California High-Speed Rail Network, a federally-backed rail construction, designed to connect North and Southern California metropolitan areas. Combined efforts from project leaders and government officials, allowed the completion of the environmental review process, along with all required licensing and federal approvals. Link here. In 2018, Brightline, a privately-owned passenger rail company, acquired the XpressWest project. Shortly after the acquisition, Brightline partnered with Virgin/ Richard Branson, and the Brightline name, was re-branded as Virgin Trains USA. Virgin later on, sold their shares of the company, which enabled Brightline to have full ownership of the project. Currently, the project named Brightline West, is hopeful in breaking ground by the end of 2023. Link here.
The North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan (NAVISP), located in the city of Apple Valley, provides solutions for businesses relocating to the region. It will provide over 5,000 acres, zoned for industrial and commercial development. The Victor Valley College's Public Safety Training Facility which opened in 2012 is the one of the latest developments made possible by the NAVISP.
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