The Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider plans to replace the long-dead Redlands Mall.
The project, known as VPN State Street Village, would demolish the existing mall and construct five four-story buildings, according to the agenda.
The plan would:
• Construct up to 700 multifamily apartments and condominiums including studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. It would include a 6,000-square-foot recreational building including a pool and private courtyards for residents.
• Construct up to 71,778 square feet of commercial floor area on ground floors to include retail and restaurant uses, as well as a rooftop restaurant.
• Construct 12,328 square-feet of office space on upper floors.
• A pedestrian plaza totaling approximately 22,742 square feet would be built off Third Street,
• Construct a five-level aboveground parking structure with 686 spaces and two subterranean parking garages with a total of 494 spaces.
• Construct public and private open space areas to include landscaping, shade trees, street trees and pedestrian improvements
• And construct related site improvements to include sidewalks, driveways, landscaping, lighting and streetlights, storm drains, flood prevention features, and public and private utility connections.
“The proposed elevations are high-quality designs, include a variety of architectural elements and include articulated exterior walls, offset rooflines and variety of finish materials,” the agenda says.
“Buildings are generally designed to be compatible with the Downtown Redlands’ historic architectural styles including Main Street Commercial, Spanish Mission, 19th-century (Craftsman and Victorian), and Mediterranean.”
The buildings would total more than 1 million square feet. At 1,143 pages, the meeting packet is one of the largest in recent memory.
New hotel proposed
The commission also will consider a four-story hotel south of Colton Avenue north of Interstate 10 and west of Eureka Street.
The proposal would merge two properties to construct a 90-room hotel.