In June of 1979, Tony Mansour got a call from a friend that there was 8,000 acres for sale in the Northern California Foothills. Tony made the trip to see the beautiful land.
“I’ll never forget that day. I fell in love with the place, within two hours I was writing a personal check,” recalls Tony.
The deal took two years to close and in the end Tony and his partners took title to about 7,500 acres, known as El Dorado Hills. After working with the Urban Land Institute on his vision, Tony facilitated the much-needed infrastructure such as water, wasteland transmission lines and natural gas for El Dorado Hills. Tony’s vision always included a downtown for El Dorado Hills and with the help of his eldest son, Louie Mansour that is exactly what they began to do. By 1997, Town Center was started with two gas stations, a post office and a McDonald’s.
In 2012 a partnership between Tony Mansour and Kevin Nagle became official known as A Project by the Mansour/Nagle Partnership. Town Center has become the official Downtown for El Dorado Hills, a gathering place for the community, which continues to grow and thrive with Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, and Premier lodging.