New Housing Project in Palm Springs Projected to Spark Local Economy
(October 23, 2013) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — A new partnership between a longtime home builder and a local tribe is a welcome sign that shows the Palm Springs economy is improving
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today it has entered into an agreement with The Rilington Group, a leader in the local home building industry, to build 52 detached homes on Tribal trust land within the reservation.
Construction will begin this fall on the housing community, known as Vallera Palm Springs. The first phase of homes will be offered for sale in spring 2014.
The project will help invigorate the local economy, bringing construction jobs and new residents, who will live within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, the convention center and other services available in downtown Palm Springs.
The community will consist of detached, two-story homes ranging from 1,650 square feet to 2,040 square feet. Designs will include three floor plans – each with three bedrooms (two downstairs and a secondary master suite upstairs), three bathrooms and a two-car garage. The home facades will have gabled dormers, balconies, covered ground floor patios and chimneys. Every home will have a private pool and interior courtyard. The houses will be energy-efficient with solar and renewable energy options and Energy Star appliances.
“We are excited to enter in to this agreement with the Tribe,” said Mickie Riley, President of The Rilington Group. “Our company is dedicated to building the highest quality homes and this community will provide a new selection of beautiful homes to those desiring to live near the convenient downtown Palm Springs area.”
Vallera Palm Springs will be the final phase of Village Traditions, a housing development located within the boundaries of Section 14 of the reservation. The neighborhood already includes 24 condo-style residential units and a recreation center. The public streets surrounding the project include Ramon Road, Calle El Segundo and Via Saturnino.
Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe says he is also pleased about the new agreement with Rilington homes.
“Our shared vision for this property will result in the addition of very attractive new homes in this desirable neighborhood,” he said. “The Rilington Group has a solid history of building quality homes and communities in great locations throughout Southern California and the Coachella Valley. This project represents a real sign our local housing market is improving. Home building creates jobs and helps drive economic growth.”
The Rilington Group is a full-service real estate development, sales and construction company with four decades of experience in the residential and commercial development industries. For more information on Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions, go to www.vallerapalmsprings.com.