New apartments, shopping centers and homes are being built in Merced.
The sounds of construction are filling the city of Merced.
“We’ve seen over 700 new homes built last year and almost two million of new development, that’s quite a bit for the community,” said Scott McBride, development director of Merced.
Officials acknowledge the city is experiencing a building boom, even in the pandemic.
In downtown alone, there are four projects, such as the El Capitan Hotel and Bitwise building.
“If you looked at the map, it’s something happening pretty much on every corner of the city. All types, whether it be commercial, residential, multi-family, Industrial. We are seeing development across the board,” McBride said.
Near Highway 99 off Campus Parkway and Coffee, major growth is happening. The Gateway Marketplace is starting to take