In 2005, a group of fifteen Bakersfield physicians recognized the critical shortage of quality medical care available in northeast Bakersfield. To address the concern, they envisioned a privately-funded, physician-driven medical campus that would provide fully integrated high quality medical care to patients from a single location.
The physicians engaged G. L. Bruno Associates, Inc. to partner on the project, and formed the Rio Bravo Investment Group, LLC. Together the group purchased 46 acres of unimproved land in Northeast Bakersfield. In 2012, Lyles Diversified joined the team as a partner and Rio Bravo Medical Campus, LLC took control of the entire development.
Rio Bravo Point is located at the southwest corner of California State Route 178 and Morning Drive Northeast of downtown Bakersfield. In 2015, the City of Bakersfield in coordination with the California Department of Transportation completed a full cloverleaf interchange where S.R. 178 intersects Morning Drive as well as widening S.R 178 past the interchange. The development site sits immediately west of the new Morning Drive exit off-ramp with exposure to S.R. 178.
As part of its commitment to the local community and the project, Rio Bravo Medical Campus, LLC has worked with the City of Bakersfield and the East Niles Community Services District to construct approximately $12.7 million in public improvements to serve the area, including construction of Morning Drive, Highland Knolls Drive, Kirkcaldy Drive as well as associated water and sewer facilities.
G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc. is a family-owned development and design/build construction company. Since 1978, we have specialized in development and construction of complex medical projects such as cancer centers, hospitals, assisted living, and medical office buildings. In addition to California, GLB has developed or consulted on projects throughout the western United States, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. Our projects are as varied as our clients, but we approach every project with the same dedication to our founding principles; Innovation, Integrity, Quality.