ARC Imperial Valley, a local non-profit corporation known for serving individuals with disabilities, especially cognitive and intellectual disabilities, will be building a new facility scheduled for completion by fall.
The building will be on a 5-acre parcel on Ross Avenue originally owned by El Centro Redevelopment Agency. The 22,000 square-foot building will house a majority of ARC operations including offices, work areas and a recycling center.
In addition to the building the project will include a primary parking lot with landscaping, a separate area for ARC's transportation department buses plus a loading dock facility. Castillo Construction Co. of Imperial will be the construction manager for the project.
Vance McAlister, ARC-I.V. board president, stated, "The building of the new facility is part of a multi-year plan that also includes new group homes and upgrades to the agency's paratransit service."