$300 Million Investment Coming to Downtown Indio to Develop Two County Projects

News Release


Jul 18

$300 Million Investment Coming to Downtown Indio to Develop Two County Projects

INDIO – County officials will make a presentation to the Indio City Council tonight highlighting the $300 million investment coming in two county projects that will – barring any unforeseen circumstances – bring construction activity within six months, more than 350 permanent, professional jobs by 2017 and architecturally pleasing structures to downtown Indio.

The Indio City Council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 150 Civic Center Mall.

"Riverside County’s top priority capital improvement projects represent a tremendous $300 million investment in downtown Indio,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I look forward to working with Indio officials to boost jobs and economic activity through these projects."

Riverside County is requesting proposals to build the Indio Law Building, to be located on the southwest corner of Highway 111 and Jackson Street. This approximately 90,000-square-foot building will relocate county offices from the County Administrative Center, located at 82-675 Highway 111. This building will replace the facility built in the 1950s and provide offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, County Counsel, Law Library and other related tenants.

The East County Detention Center is planned at the site of the current County Administrative Center to meet the need for jail space in the growing county. Currently it houses 8 percent of the total county jail population. The addition of 1,250 jail beds will bring much-needed additional jail capacity to Riverside County.

Supervisor Benoit will be joined by Rob Field, assistant county executive officer and director of the Economic Development Agency and Chief Deputy Raymond Gregory, who oversees Sheriff’s Corrections Support and Planning Division.

The Economic Development Agency has issued a request for proposal to develop the Indio Law Building, and has extended the deadline to August 14 for submittals. County staff will be available to answer questions at 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Indio County Administrative Center.

The request for proposal can be accessed at: www.rivcoeda.org/AboutEDA/ProposalsQuotations/tabid/467/Default.aspx

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