A Trip Down Amenity Lane
Eucalyptus at Beaumont pre-sold 50 percent of its units in two initial offerings before construction even began. The 80,000-square-foot building has a striking façade painted green and beige with gray trim set amid luxurious landscaping. The facility is constructed of metal, stucco and block. Structural steel construction began in April. Metal-building supplier Mako Steel Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., averaged 10,000 square feet of erection per week.
There are five standard unit sizes. Nearly all units have a depth of 50 feet, with a few at 35 to 45 feet, and all have 14-foot door heights. Widths range from 11 feet to 26 feet with 10- to 20-foot-wide sectional doors. Some units can be combined to create a unit up to 100 feet deep.
Each unit features individual alarms, private electricity with 60-amp sub panels, 30-amp RV plugs and sectional insulated doors with automatic openers integrated with the unit’s alarm systems. Entry is through a coded gate that allows 24-hour access via a two-button key ring. A Digitech International Inc. security system provides added protection.
A Country Club for RVers
The goal was to provide more than secure storage for high- end recreational toys. RVers are social people. What better way to bring this social group together to meet and greet than by providing a luxurious clubhouse?
Most of the initial buyers live more than an hour away with some as far as Australia and Hawaii. Therefore, the intention was to provide as many amenities necessary to support their traveling needs. After a long trip, or while preparing for the next excursion, customers can relax and watch the LCD TV, use the free Wi-Fi for online connectivity, or relax with a shower in the men’s or women’s room.
The aesthetically pleasing site is environmentally responsible as well. The 2,700-square-foot clubhouse features a designer interior with wood flooring made from bamboo. The carpet is constructed from recycled plastic bottles. Chairs and sofas are all made of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) materials certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The paint is odor-free and made from low-volatile organic compounds that will not release significant pollutants.