Camp Anza is more than just another successful project for our construction management arm, Xpera CM. It’s a victory for veterans. The former military camp has been given new life as a housing community for those who served.
On a beautiful Saturday morning in May, a color guard detail presented the colors and a military band played the National Anthem at the grand opening of Home Front at Camp Anza in Riverside. The dedication ceremony included city, county, state and federal officials joining together to celebrate the culmination of a two-year, multimillion-dollar project to repurpose the former military camp.
Xpera CM served as construction manager for the ambitious project, which involved collaboration between city and county officials, nonprofit organizations, and developers. The aim was to provide an innovative solution to concerns over preserving the historic camp while also addressing the need for affordable housing options for veterans.
“This was a complex project and there was no shortage of challenges,” said David Pallinger, president of Xpera CM. “Between the strict conditions imposed on the historic building restoration and the new state stormwater requirements, we are proud to have been able to deliver the project on-time and on-budget. This project is something all of us, as well as the larger community that made it possible, can be proud of.”
The partnership between Wakeland Housing and Development Corp., Mercy House Living Centers, Sun Country Builders and several local organizations proved highly successful, as the grand opening ceremony was warmly received by all in attendance, including future residents, members of the armed services, local resident and community partners. Attendees were able to explore the new facilities, including the new community center created by the restored and repurposed former Officer’s Club.
The care and quality of construction of the new housing development demonstrates a commitment to preserving history, improving the local community and honoring veterans. Kudos to all involved.