Pre-Leasing Underway at Metro Gateway, First Transit Oriented
Development in the City of Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - MBK Rental Living has commenced pre-leasing at
Metro Gateway, the first transit-oriented development in Riverside, Calif.
The four-story contemporary collection of 187 for-lease flats and lofts is
rising on two parcels totaling 4.26 acres at the gateway to the city, off the
91 Freeway and directly adjacent to the La Sierra Metrolink.
"With decades of experience building top quality shelter for residents in
the Inland Empire, we are thrilled to introduce a community that meets
the growing need for sustainability-minded, transit-oriented developments
within the city of Riverside," said Rick Fletcher, Vice President of Real
Estate Operations for MBK Rental Living. "This millennial-targeted
apartment community represents an organic lifestyle -- a community
dedicated to connected, authentic and conscientious living."
The community, designed by Orange County's Architects Orange, will
offer a number of shared amenity spaces and innovative green features,
including an automated bike rental station, a bike repair station, solar
carports that fuel the electricity in the indoor-outdoor common areas, and
electric car charging stations. Drought-tolerant landscaping by Aliso
Viejo-based Studio PAD Landscape Architects is slated to include a
communal courtyard for social gatherings, artisan workspaces, a state-ofthe-
art two-story fitness center and resort-inspired pool and spa area.
The residences at Metro Gateway will be comprised of a mix of openconcept
studio lofts, one bedroom and two-bedrooms, with one to two
baths, ranging in size from 590 to 1,211 square feet. Units will include
carriage-style one-car garages or carports, with some models offering
deck or patio options. Standard features will include stainless steel
appliances, quartz countertops in kitchens, and contemporary cabinets in
the kitchen and baths. The units will also offer energy-efficient features
including full-size front-loading GE washers and dryers and energy
efficient water heaters. Tech features will include USB charging outlets in
the kitchens and flat panel TV connects in the living rooms.
"This is an exciting opportunity to provide a new type of housing for
Riverside residents," said City Councilman Chris MacArthur, who
represents Ward 5, the area where the development is located. "Tying
housing to a commuter rail station, with restaurants and shopping nearby,
will allow residents to get out of their cars, use transit and eliminate the
need to drive to the Metrolink station."
Metro Gateway is located within the Alvord Unified School District and
near regional universities, including California Baptist University, La
Sierra University, Riverside City College, California Southern Law School
and Kaplan College. The community is also nearby everything Downtown
Riverside has to offer, including top shopping, dining, arts and
entertainment, as well as conveniently situated near the 215, 91, 10 and
"The Riverside County Transportation Commission is thrilled for this
project, with hopes that it'll encourage more of our community to take
advantage of Riverside's growing public transit," said Mark Lancaster,
Right of Way manager, Riverside County Transportation Commission.
"Plans to expand the metro at that terminal station are currently in the
works, making this community a real trophy for the city of Riverside."
Pre-leasing is currently underway, with first occupancies slated for July
2017. For more information about the community, please
About MBK Rental Living
MBK Rental Living is a division of MBK Homes, which is active in the
development of for?sale single and multi?family housing communities,
rental housing, and apartment property acquisition. Their mission is to
provide top quality shelter to residents throughout California with its
various housing solutions. MBK Homes has earned a reputation for
delivering award-winning customer satisfaction in housing that is
innovative in design, comfort, sustainability, and craftsmanship. For the
last three years,
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