City Hall and the Hesperia Community Library will be getting a new neighbor, when the San Bernardino County High Desert government center opens up next door.


"I just had a good feeling about it, I did," Mayor Rita Vogler said Wednesday. "'They're going to make the right decisions' and they did."


The decision to locate the building next to city hall and the library was decided at Tuesday's meeting by a 4-0 vote. No target date has been set for the building opening yet, and the next stage in construction for the county government will be requesting proposals from builders.


But the county is only one of a new wave of business and commercial construction coming to Hesperia.


"Although we all know that the housing construction is down a bit, building and commercial is still going strong," Dave Reno, the principal planner for the city of Hesperia, said Friday.


Hotelier Mike Patel hopes to build the city's largest structure on Main Street and Mesa Linda Street: a six-story, 143-room Holiday Inn. The proposal comes before the city's Development Review Committee meeting Wednesday morning.


The intersection of Main Street and Topaz Avenue will finally have all four corners under development, with the fourth getting a planned mix of commercial and condominium development.


"Victor Valley Transit Authority has been approved [to relocate] to E and Smoke Tree," Reno said. The surrounding streets will be improved to accommodate the flow of buses in and out of the area.


"We've got a number of commercial projects that have been approved on Hesperia Road," he said, especially between Donert Street and Mesa Street.


"You're getting more retail that meets the demand we've gotten from all the new homes," Reno said. "The industrial is exciting because it means more jobs up here and people don't have to commute.


"I've got plenty to do."


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.