TARGET PLANS TO BUILD SUPERCENTER AT HIGHWAY 395 AND MOJAVE DRIVE 25-Apr-2007
According to the Victorville Daily Press, January 25, 2007, Mayor Jim Nehmens announced Wednesday night during the City Council meeting that a Target Supercenter is coming to Adelanto. “It’s huge for the city. This will be our second major shopping center going in,” he said. The first was the Adelanto Marketplace. Stater Bros. anchors this Center at the northwest corner of Highway 395 and Palmdale Rd.
The 180,000-square-foot Target is considered to be the store’s future prototype, which means it would be one of Target’s largest facilities. It will be at the southwest corner of Highway 395 and Mojave Road on 33-acres of land. In addition, plans call for a community shopping center, including two to three additional recognized national chains as well as a variety of shops, services and food. Adelanto partnered with the Lewis Group of Companies to bring the development to the city. “Lewis is well known for its high quality development,” Hart said. Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President of Lewis Retail Centers, confirmed Wednesday that Target is ready to go
The location of the project solidifies Mayor Nehmen’s theory that Highway 395 is set to become the next retail corridor. First Stater Bros. needed to get its foot in the door and become successful, Hart said. Now it appears Highway 395 could become a Supercenter magnet.
It’s been reported that Wal-Mart is planning a Supercenter not far from the Target site, at the northeast corner of Highway 395 and Palmdale Road. Target representatives were not discouraged by its competitor’s potential site, because Target believes it appeals to a different retail market.
Target’s groundbreaking could still be a year or two away, because prior to beginning construction the site will require the completion of an environmental impact report and other planning processes.