General Plan of the March Joint Powers Authority

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
General Plan of the March Joint Powers Authority
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Public Facility / Public Facility

Document Description
The proposed project involves the demolition, recycling and removal of structures of the former Arnold Heights School site. Structures to be removed include nine one-story stucco buildings on approximately 13.9 acres, associated parking lot, underground infrastructure, asphalt play areas, and landscaping. The buildings include a multi-purpose building (auditorium, cafeteria, and staff lounge), the main office, six classroom buildings (Buildings A through F), and a storage building (Building G). The total square footage of the buildings is 28,723 square feet, with individual buildings ranging in size from 873 square feet to 8,350 square feet. The proposed project site is located north of Van Buren Boulevard and west of the I-215 Freeway, at 15801 Harmon Street in Riverside, within the jurisdiction of the March Joint Powers Authority (March JPA). The Moreno Valley Unified School District desired to locate a new school in an area closer to the center of the student population. On December 31, 2007 the School District ceased operation and abandoned the Arnold Heights School as a public school providing District-wide special education services. A Cooperative Agreement was established among the JPA, the Moreno Valley Unified School District, and LNR Riverside, LLC regarding disposition of the Arnold Heights School on January 17, 2007. Per the Cooperative Agreement, the District would abandon the use of the subject property on December 31, 2007 and convey its interest to the U.S. Air Force with the approval of the U.S. Department of Education. The property was included in the March JPA's Economic Development Conveyance through its purchase by LNR Riverside II, LLC and March JPA on November 19, 2007. The environmental document for the project is tiered off of the Master EIR as is permitted by CEQA. As such, all mitigation measures from the Master EIR apply to this project and are binding on the March JPA. This project is consistent with the Master EIR and the General Plan of the JPA and would not result in any impacts greater than those analyzed in the Master EIR. Although the Master EIR was certified in 1999, and pursuant to PRC Section 21157.6, the JPA finds that the conclusions in the Master EIR are still valid and that no significant new facts or changes in circumstances have occurred since the EIR was certified.

Contact Information
Grace Williams
March Joint Powers Authority
Lead/Public Agency
23555 Meyer Drive
Riverside, CA 92518

Phone : (951) 656-7000


Cross Streets
Van Buren Boulevard at Harmon Street
Total Acres
State Highways
March Air Base

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
March Joint Powers Authority


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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