With the new mayor in office, many transitions could be coming to Santa Ramona Valley. The citizens are waiting to find out whether these changes they will benefit or hinder their current lifestyles.
However, the city’s real estate is not waiting. Construction projects are being pushed to the forefront on several local builds. The largest and most expensive of which considers a full re-model of Santa Ramona General Hospital.
"The cost of the hospital build was subsidized by the state due to the fact the infrastructure of the previous build needed serious modernization, the cost of repairs would have cost as much as a new hospital." Governor Jay Stone said when asked on the reasons for the update.
Locally-owned Rousseau’s Construction Company is taking on the Goliath project with expectations of completion by October of this year.
"[We’re] really proud to rebuild Santa Ramona General Hospital, a medical establishment that serves the community well and which employs top medical staff. We are very confident the new build will be a welcome change and improvement.” Dimitri Rousseau, co-owner and contractor of the company stated.
Governor Stone backed this statement with his own, "The total cost of the build will be 4 million, but promises the citizens of the valley a state of the art facility."
This follows closely on the heels of Rousseau’s Construction Company’s work on Mayor Aria de Saragosa’s new restaurant, "We're happy to announce the opening of the very first El Toro Loco Mexican restaurant with hopes of other chains opening up later.” De Saragosa said.
El Toro Loco, the authentic Mexican-flavored establishment is set to open their doors this weekend.
Developments continue to roll on sizable real estate projects and it is clear the budget has been set aside to make hefty updates within the municipalities. According to Governor Stone and Rousseau’s Construction Company, after the Hospital project wraps, the Santa Ramona Fire Department is next on the list.
Governor Stone mentioned the entire block along old high street getting a re-vamp, "It's an opportune time for the FD to be revamped using funds raised during a local works public auction which was recently held. The new fire department is covered under those funds raised and then some. So the FD will get an additional bay for an ambulance."
“We’re looking forward to tackling more large-scale projects, one of which is the new Fire Department which will also be rebuilt.” Dimitri Rousseau said.
Take a good look around now, Santa Ramonians. The city landscape is changing, and ample dollars are being spent. The next venture could be one of your own. Permits are available at the City Council Offices or can be applied for online.
“For any projects large or small, please get in contact with [Rousseau’s Construction Company] at our office and store.” Rousseau offered.
Rousseau’s Construction Company can be located at 78 Shady Street or by phone, 408-112-2232.