More housing could soon be added to the city of Perris, following a planning commission meeting held last week. During that meeting, the City of Perris Planning Commission passed a motion that would move forward a 287-unit multifamily community.
The project, also known as Prairie View, would be located on a more than 13-acre plot of land bounded by Murrieta Road, Dale Street and Wilson Street. According to public records, the property is owned by an entity linked to EAC LLC, and the project is being led by Archimetrics Design Build Studio, the project plans show.
Overall, the project would include 12 three-story detached residential buildings and a single-story clubhouse building. The residential component of the project would include 170 one-bedroom and 117-two bedroom units.
The proposed building design reflects a contemporary style with a contrast of materials and colors as well as varying roof lines and both vertical and horizontal windows. Materials include wood grain cladding, stucco, steel and more, while colors featured in the design would include a mix of blue, gray and white.
The project also would include various amenities and 557 parking spaces, 256 of which would be reserved for guests. Other amenity features include a swimming pool and spa, cabanas, outdoor seating areas, fire pits, barbecue areas, a passive park, splash pad, outdoor fitness area, dog park and various recreational spaces.
The site is also located across from Patriot Park, adding more recreational opportunities. Other surrounding uses include vacant property owned by Perris Union School District to the north and various single- and multifamily residences. Interstate 215 is also within close proximity of the site, providing easy access to the rest of the Inland Empire.
The Inland Empire, while home to many industrial properties, is largely in need of more housing opportunities, according to a report from Kidder Mathews. The first quarter multifamily marketing report showed that construction is trending down throughout the region, with just 640 units delivered during the first quarter of 2023. Despite this, developers are looking to bring more housing to the Inland Empire. The report shows that 7,685 units were under construction during the first quarter of the year.