The team building the Murrieta Marketplace shopping center in the northeastern corner of the city near French Valley has pushed back the groundbreaking for the project, which will be one of the largest shopping centers in Southwest Riverside County when it’s built out.
“More than likely summer now,” said Brian Bielatowicz, senior vice president for Lee & Associates, in an email
Plans for the center, which is eagerly anticipated by the growing number of residents who call that area home, call for big box anchors — such as Home Depot, a Kohls-type store and a supermarket — plus neighborhood commercial: salons, sandwich shops and the like.
The project has been divided into phases with the southern portion of the acreage, where Clinton Keith Road is slated to connect with Winchester Road, tabbed as Phase One.
Construction will continue north on the 50-acre site until the entire parcel, from Clinton Keith to Max Gilliss Boulevard, is developed.
Home Depot and Arco have been inked as tenants in the center, which will feature around 500,000 square feet of retail space, but talks are ongoing for the rest of the pads.
Bielatowicz said this week he had nothing to announce as to additional tenants but “(we) do have some good activity.”