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Menifee Sues Perris as IE Truck War Heats Up

Menifee Sues Perris as IE Truck War Heats Up

The Inland Empire is one of the hottest industrial real estate markets in the country, and a battle brewing between the cities of Menifee and Perris could impact the development of more than 3 million square feet of in-demand warehouse space.

As reported in The Press-Enterprise, the issue is a two mile stretch of Ethanac Road, a 4-lane roadway, that connects to Interstate 215 on the west side of the freeway. Ethanac Road bisects Menifee and Perris, and in June, Perris barred truck traffic from its side of the road (north), claiming the big semis bring pollution and noise, affecting nearby residences. 

Menifee has sued Perris, saying the removal of Ethanac Road as a designated truck route “without proper public notice or consideration of regional welfare” is unlawful. Menifee spokesperson Philip Southard says barring trucks from the road could be crippling to that economic development corridor. He adds that the goal of the lawsuit is to keep Ethanac Road a truck route. Menifee is not seeking financial damages from Perris.

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Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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