The Altum Group has embarked on a new community service activity in partnership with the Find Food Bank of the Coachella Valley. The Find Food Bank provides food to persons who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. They provide this service directly through their organization as well as their partner agencies who provide food to over 80,000 people in the Coachella Valley.
Hunger is not something that exists in some far off place, it happens right here in our community. In California, 1 of 6 children go to bed hungry every night and often go to school hungry which prevents them from learning and achieving their full potential. Many Senior Citizens face hunger and they often need to make hard choices such as paying rent or medical costs instead of food. In the Coachella Valley we are so blessed to have so much and it is heartbreaking that we have such a high degree of hunger in our community. In response, Altum Group employees have started a regular collection of non-perishables for the Find Food Bank. Non-Perishables include canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, breakfast bars, rice, beans, lentils, and baby food. Employees have set a goal to donate items each week for delivery to the Find Food Bank.
You can learn more about the FIND Food Bank, by visiting: http://www.findfoodbank.org/
The Altum Group is excited to share that on December 6, 2017, the Commercial Choice Trucking (CCT) project was approved by the City of Colton City Council. The project seeks to establish a small 5 truck trucking company on a 15,000 square foot lot in South Colton, and required a Conditional Use Permit, Parcel Map, and a Site Plan Review.
The Project was initially denied by the Planning Commission in September with objections from two neighbors. The CCT project team, including The Altum Group’s Nancy Ferguson, prepared a comprehensive presentation to go with the appeal to the City Council. In October, City Council heard testimony from the project team and City staff and continued the public hearing to provide time for CCT to work with the surrounding neighborhood to resolve their issues and for City staff to prepare a resolution for approval of the project with conditions. The project returned to City Council on December 6 and was approved 6-0 with one councilmember absent. Moreover, after the hearing, the most vocal critics of the project approached the applicant and welcomed him to the neighborhood.
Rendering provided by Commercial Choice Trucking
The Altum Group is excited to share that the City of Coachella’s Planning Commission has reviewed and recommended all aspects of the Raven Ridge Project be approved by the City Council. The project involved all divisions of the Altum Group collaborating to adapt to the demands of this ever-changing project’s needs. Raven Ridge is the City of Coachella’s first Market-Rate Multifamily housing project, and required two significant variances from the City’s Ordinance for Minimum Dwelling Unit size and Parking Requirements.
The Raven Ridge project seeks to develop a 9.69-acre site into a multi-family residential development consisting of 242 living spaces. The site will include: nine different floor plans with 1 and 4 bedrooms, ranging from 527 square feet to 1,654 square feet; a 3,000 square foot daycare facility with a 2,000 square feet outdoor play area; a pool and spa located next to a 5,000 square foot recreation building, and various other recreational amenities for residents throughout the site.
We look forward to the successful entitlement of C1257 Raven Ridge before 2017’s year-end, and transitioning immediately to Final Engineering and Construction Staking services by 2018’s start.
Renderings made by KTGY Group, inc.