Despite the difficult local, regional and
national economy Banning continues to move forward with new development
projects and further community revitalization.
Aaron’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 13th.
The new retail store located at 321 W. Ramsey Street specialized in furniture, electronics, computers and appliances.
On July 23, 2012, Banning City Officials and Banning Chamber of Commerce
representatives held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome Dollar
General to their new 9,100 square foot location at 1323 W. Ramsey Street
in Banning. Dollar General offers a variety of products and merchandise
including: office & school supplies, household supplies, food
items, health & beauty items, apparel & accessories, baby items,
toys, seasonal items, and supplies for teachers and businesses.
On July 10, 2012, Banning City Officials and Banning Chamber of Commerce
representatives held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome Family Dollar
to their new 8,300 square foot location at 1481 W. Ramsey Street in
Banning. Family Dollar offers a variety of products and merchandise
including: food items, clothing, home décor, pet products, and various
The Superior Court of California is constructing an approximately 68,000
square foot courthouse that includes 6 courtrooms, office work areas,
and other support services on a 4.86 acre site just east of City Hall on
Ramsey Street. The building will include space for court
administration, a court clerk, court security operations, a holding
area, and facility support. The total project cost is estimated at $63
million. Grand opening is anticipated to be at the end of 2013.
The O’Donnell Business Park was approved by the City Council in
July 2010 which will provide over 1 million square feet of light
industrial space and warehousing in the Banning market with the
potential to accommodate hundreds of new jobs. Construction drawings are
under review for Phase I of the project that includes the development
of the largest warehouse building of approximately 787,000 square feet.
Mass grading of the site has already commenced.
In November The Frost Company submitted an application in
conjunction with the Redevelopment Agency to develop approximately 5 ½
acres across from City Hall along Ramsey Street. The project is proposed
as mixed use development that includes approximately 65,000 square feet
of office, retail, and restaurant space. Titled the Village at Paseo
San Gorgonio the project is intended to compliment the development of
the courthouse across the street and includes frontage along Interstate
The San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital has completed construction of their
$108 million improvement project that includes the expansion of their
central plant, emergency department, and other remodeling and
improvements. Improvements include the expansion of capacity (additional
beds in a 6-story building) and the further development of the hospital
campus. Funding for this project was provided through general
obligation bonds approved by voters in March 2006. The construction of
the helipad, cooling tower, underground utilities, and the new emergency
department including the 2 story intensive care unit is complete.
Inland Behavioral and Health Services of San Bernardino received
Planning Commission approval in December 2009 to construct a 9,000
square foot medical and dental clinic on East Ramsey Street with
construction commencing in 2011. The building has been completed and was
opened to provide services in May 2012.
Poison Spyder Customs, Inc. is located at 1143 W. Lincoln Street, Unit
20 and has been doing business in Banning since January 2011 and
expanded their facilities in 2012. Poison Spyder manufactures “Hard-Core
Off-Road Equipment” for Jeeps and their products help turn main stream
Jeeps into world class off-road machines. They offer the highest
quality, best fitting, and easiest to install Jeep products that include
front bumpers, front fender armor, rocker armor, rear corner armor,
tube fenders, rocker knockers, crusher corners, trail & comp
stingers, body armor, and much more to customize the off-road Jeep
The Haven Café, located on the southwest corner of Ramsey Street and San
Gorgonio Avenue, signed the lease for their new location in October of
2012 and opened for business in January 2013.
Beginning in July of 2012 local owner of Sears Hometown began
investigating with staff potential business locations in Banning. A
location was selected at 1484 W. Ramsey Street in early Fall of 2012 and
officially opened for business before the holidays. Sears Hometown
Stores provides products and services in Home Appliances, Home
Electronics, Mattresses, Lawn & Garden, Fitness, Tools and Household
Goods to customers in smaller communities.
In October of 2012 Zenner Performance celebrated the opening of Zenner
Performance’s U.S. headquarters in Banning. The company’s
state-of-the-art meter manufacturing factory is located at 1910 E.
Westward Avenue and will produce and distribute meters to the
multifamily, municipal and commercial markets throughout North America.
With the opening of the Banning location, Zenner Performance will become
the 21st branch to open in The Zenner Group’s worldwide network.
Coyne Motor Powersports located at 2301 W. Ramsey Street celebrated
their ground breaking in March of 2012 and opened their doors for
business in October 2012. The Coyne Powersports Group renovated the
existing structures at 2301 W. Ramsey and has plans of building a new
10,000 square foot showroom on-site. Initially they will be selling and
servicing pre-owned motorcycles, watercraft, and other recreational
vehicles in additional to a full parts and apparel department.
The new Subway is located at 933 W. Ramsey Street. Permits for this
project were acquired in August of 2011 with construction of this
project ending in March of 2012. The restaurant opened for business in
April of 2012.
Stagecoach façade renovation began in June of 2012 and is located
on the northwest corner of Ramsey Street and Sunset Avenue. Since,
renovation progress continues with and estimated project completion to
be in the Winter of 2013.