By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/14/14, 9:21 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> Redevelopment of Rialto Airport land, which began a decade ago and slowed down considerably during the recession, is just about ready for take off.

Just ask developer Randall Lewis.

“We think this will be a good site for housing,” said Lewis, principal at the Lewis Group of Companies, which is helping oversee development. “Rialto is a good place to live and this will be a master-planned community setting. People see value in planned communities. It’s got great freeway access and that’s a population with a lot of people.”

The city of Rialto plans to finally close the airport in June, with tenants moving out, in order for developers to begin making way for a master-planned mixed-use residential, industrial and retail district called Renaissance.

The new community and business center will sit on about 1,439 acres that includes the soon-to-be-former 434-acre airport property in an area generally contained within Casmalia Street in the north, Ayala Drive to the east, Tamarind Avenue to the west, and Baseline Road to the south. The 210 Freeway cuts through the area.

To read entire story, click here.