Ground was recently broken for the Yreka Travel Plaza and RV Park, a planned unit development located on Interstate 5 in Northern California near the Oregon border.
According to a report in the Siskiyou Daily News, the travel plaza has been in the planning stage for the past five years. The first phase of development is the Yreka RV Park, co-owned by Roger Akkerman and Jim Silver, who also operates a park in nearby Morro Bay.
Officials said plans call for a state-of-the-art park with a complete wireless system for phones and computer laptops, and a fully integrated reservation system.
In addition, the facility will feature 103 sites, including 75 with pull-through access for larger RVs.
“We feel it will be the finest RV park on the I-5 route,” Akkerman said, noting the park is slated for opening in mid-October.
The RV park in just one piece in the planned unit development at the travel plaza.
“The property has been prepared for the development of an RV park, a hotel site, an auto/truck fueling station and a restaurant,” said project co-owner Lanny Edgeman, adding that everything is in place for builders and owners to be able to purchase, present plans to the city, build and be open within a year’s time.
“When potential businesses look at a site they are usually looking at a five-year process before their business can be open. We have already done all the prep work here,” Edgeman said.
Once the Travel Plaza is fully developed Edgeman estimates that over 200 new jobs will be created by the new businesses.