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PREMIER Design + Build Group Begins Construction of New Residential Community in Southern California

November 20, 2019 (Itasca, Ill.) – PREMIER Design + Build Group (“PREMIER”) has broken ground on a multi-family residential development in Lake Elsinore, CA. The Cottages at Mission Trail is a new development by Civic Partners, Inc., a firm specializing in public/private partnerships.

The Cottages at Mission Trail will offer 143 two- and three-bedroom rental units housed within 78 separate buildings across 19.85 acres.“We’ve envisioned this new complex as a workforce housing development that presents like a single-family residential community,” according to Jeff Pomeroy, project executive at Civic Partners, Inc. The community will feature amenities including a recreation center, a tot lot, a basketball court, and an open area that can be configured for soccer. The project will offer a total of 333 parking spaces, including unit driveways. Residents will have a choice of six different floor plan types.

The Cottages at Mission Trail is situated within the I-15 corridor and is equidistant from Los Angeles and San Diego. Lake Elsinore is a mecca for extreme sports such as motocross racing, skydiving, high-speed boating, and hang gliding. Delivery of the first units is expected in summer 2020, with a target completion date of December 2020 for the entire complex. The project will incorporate numerous sustainable design features including water-efficient plumbing fixtures, Low E-3 windows, drip irrigation, and native plantings.

Civic Partners, Inc. selected PREMIER early in the development and planning stages. “There’s no exact replica out there,” explained Pomeroy, “so we were searching for the right project partner. What we found in PREMIER was the kind of design-build partner we needed. Initially, we had budgets that were very preliminary. We asked the team to help us put the budgets together. They worked with us for several months in preconstruction mode, helping us develop those budgets and identifying ways to be most cost-effective. It was a very collaborative approach, which was exactly what we wanted.”

The City is excited to see this project get underway and closer to completion,” said Steve Manos, Mayor for the City of Lake Elsinore. "This project will not only create much needed workforce housing options for our Citizens, but also beautify and improve this part of our City.”

PREMIER’s Steven Gabbert, executive vice president and Southwest market leader, and Derrick Schuster, senior project manager, are overseeing the project. PREMIER is teaming with KTGY Group, Inc. for architectural services and ima for landscape architectural services. Gouvis Engineering will provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering services. Wilson-Mikami has been selected for civil engineering.

The Cottages at Mission Trail is part of a larger, 3,000-acre Lake Elsinore development that includes a golf course, single-family residential community, and retail center. Civic Partners, Inc. has been leading master development of this large multi-component development area for more than 20 years.

About PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC

PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC provides a full range of design + construction services for industrial, commercial, medical, multifamily and adaptive reuse projects. From office build-outs to large-scale industrial facilities, every PREMIER project benefits from the company’s strong client focus and concept-to-completion success strategy.