KKE Completes Trio of SoCal Shopping Centers for Hopkins

KKE Architects Inc. has completed three shopping centers located in Southern California on behalf of Hopkins Real Estate Group. The properties are: Imperial Promenade in La Habra; 47th Street Pavilion in Palmdale; and Talega Village Center in San Clemente. For all three projects, KKE provided the conceptual and schematic designs, design development, city entitlements, construction drawings and construction administration.Imperial Promenade, a joint venture between HREG and Arnel Capital Partners L.L.C. of Costa Mesa, Calif., is a 215,000-square-foot shopping center located on 17 acres at Imperial Highway and Idaho Street. The new retail center, which was recently completed, is anchored by Target and Circuit City and includes Corner Bakery, Chipolte, Pinkberry, Cake House and Z Pizza. The property is a redevelopment of the former Kmart building, which had been vacant since mid-1990s and the new design added nearly 40,000 square feet of additional retail including two new pad buildings.  47th Street Pavilion is a 500,000-square-foot shopping center located at the northwest corner of 47th Street East and Avenue R. The project, which is a joint venture with San Francisco-based Rockwood Capital, is anchored by the Antelope Valley’s first SuperTarget, Home Depot, Ross, PetSmart and Staples. Completion is expected by the end of November 2008.Talega Village Center is a 103,000-square-foot shopping center situated at the southwest corner of Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Talega, built on what was the last commercial lot in the 3,510-acre master-planned community of Talega in the City of San Clemente. Some of the tenants include Ralphs Fresh Fare, Eric Hanan (Jeweler), V’s Barbershop, Peet’s Coffee, Little Gym, Wells Fargo, First Class Pizza, Juice it Up, Verizon and Sundried Tomato. HREG developed Talega Village Center as a joint venture with Rockwood Capital. SD Deacon was the general contractor.  KKE has worked with HREG over the past six years on several projects in Southern California. KKE is currently working with HREG on Menifee Valley Crossroads in Menfee, Glendora Commons in Glendora, and Redlands Promenade in Redlands.