Oct. 15--VICTORVILLE -- The city of Victorville has approved a 57,200-square-foot professional business office complex for the northeast corner of Amargosa Road and Midtown Drive.
The developer plans to lease space for doctors and dentists offices as well as trade schools and universities looking to open satellite campuses in Victor Valley, some of which have already expressed interest in the space.
"There are a handful of university extensions looking for space and trying to move up here," said Rob Kurth, vice president of Lee & Associates Commercial Realty of Victorville, who is handling the leasing.
The complex will provide a place for people to work, eat at restaurants and run errands at banking and mail service centers, all in one area.
The Midtown Spectrum Business Complex is the brainchild of a husband-and-wife developer team from Irvine called Ayzar Development, which will be part owner along with other family members. Shirin Zarkesh and her husband, Medi Aynechi, combined the first few letters of their last names for the company name. This is their first project in the Victor Valley.
The 4.3-acre development is anchored by a two-story, 36,000-square foot professional office building with a state of the art technology infrastructure.
The complex also includes a one-story 5,600-square-foot and another 5,100-square-foot building designed as a dining promenade to house a variety of restaurants. The food courts will share a common patio for dining al fresco.
The city of Victorville has approved the site plan, and developers expect construction to be completed by November 2006.
"A use of this nature that combines professional uses as well as restaurants is a winning combination for a growing city like Victorville," said Yvonne Hester, spokeswoman for the city.
DKY Architects of Mission Viejo is designing the project, which will include a fourth building with 10,500 square feet for light retail businesses. Tenants might include banks, mail centers and similar businesses.
"Our goal is to cater to high-tech businesses that need good infrastructure power usage -- we will accommodate that," Zarkesh said.