Black Bench Specific Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Banning
Document Title
Black Bench Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped with exception of caretaker's residence/ranch house and associated outbuildings in the northwest portion of the project site, a corral in the central portion of the site, and unimproved roads/trails. GP/Z: Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) (0 to 2 du/ac) with a Specific Plan Overlay.
Document Description
The Black Bench project includes the adoption of a Specific Plan (with zoning and development standards for the project site), City of Banning General Plan Circulation Element Amendments, and approval of a Tentative Tract Map. The proposed project would allow for development of a maximum of 1,500 residential units in 17 planning areas, a school and neighborhood park, a 59.7-acre linear nature park, several pocket parks, infrastructure, and preservation of 869-acres of open space, primarily located west and northeast of the proposed development areas.

Contact Information

Oscar Orci
Agency Name
City of Banning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Northwest of Bluff Street and Gilman Street
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 1,500, Acres 491.1), Educational (School Site: 13.1 acres), Recreational (Parks: 81.2 acres), Other (Open Space; Roads (33.8 acres))
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Noise, Public Services, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control

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