" If you can't lower the water, raise the land."
With that advice, Steven R. Strauss, vice president of Pacesetter Business Properties, helped make it possible to develop the $100-million, 78-acre Pacesetter/Corona Industrial Park.
The park is the largest of the 26 industrial developments under construction or planned in Corona.
Initial construction will begin in December with a $10-million, 200,000-square-foot headquarters and warehouse for King Bearing Inc. One of Pacesetter's original problems was that the northwestern boundary of the property was next to Prado Dam and below the minimum height necessary to accommodate high water. Another problem was that the original property line did not follow the land's contours.
"We determined that by straightening the property line through an exchange of equal amounts of land, we could grade the resulting property so that it would be above the minimum," Strauss said.