More than three years in the making, the Calexico International Center, a proposed 216.8-acre development on the northern outskirts of Calexico, looks like it's turning out to be more than a proposal.
To be built in five phases on the northeast corner of Jasper Road and Highway 111, center developers are looking to send to the Calexico Planning Commission a long-awaited environmental impact report on the development. If and when the Planning Commission approves the report, it will go to the Calexico City Council for final approval.
The first phase of the project is said to include a 150-room hotel with conference facilities, a service station/mini-mart and a 440-space RV park. Later phases are to include an executive golf course, condominiums, light industrial facilities, residential housing and much more.
What is being proposed is ambitious, and if one of two of the wish-list items doesn't come to fruition we wouldn't be surprised. Still, if just a handful of the planned features, such as the RV park, the hotel and the golf course, become reality, the city of Calexico is looking at taking the next step in becoming a powerful area.