Banning CA, Stagecoach Town USA. It's been a long time coming for us to really get some new Development, especially in the heart of the city. Eighth Street and Ramsey is one of the major Intersections of town. It leads to the 243 to Idyllwild, and to Downtown Banning. Locals use this street to circumvent the train tracks, and to get to the High School on the South side. Any of the older Banning Residents remember the old Dairy Queen that used to be on this corner, but that was a long time ago.
Eighth Street is one of the major exits off the Freeway because of the underpass, but it has been neglected for years.
Different projects were proposed, and I for one am very glad that the gas station with Truck Wash didn't go in there. What a nightmare it would have been trying to go straight, or make that turn with trucks coming out onto 8th.
Anyway, we heard a Rite-Aid was going to go here for quite a while before Construction started. Then all of a sudden I saw this Building too. It seems to dwarf the gas station, and it takes away some of the Mountain Views, but it's so much nicer than an empty lot. The corner of 8th and Ramsey has changed in the last couple of years....
We have an I-HOP, Jack -in- the -Box, now a Drug Store, and this Big Building which I heard is going to be a Dental Office. Yes, this corner has finally benefited from the City of Banning's Infrastructure work.
I would like to thank Duane and all his Crew, and the other City staff that helped to change this blighted corner into a nice Commercial area for all of us.Thanks Duane, Thanks Mayor Salas, and all the people on the City Council and Planning Commission. Banning is finally getting some new business, and this new Development helps the residents of Cabazon, White Water, the Rez, and especially all of us that live on this side of town.
By: Kathy McGraw -CELLing Realty in Riverside County and Authoring the California Real Estate and Life