Specific Plan No. 308 (Gavilan Hills Specific Plan), Amendment No. 1, General Plan Amendment No. 662, Change of Zone No. 6730, Tentative Tract Map No. 31554

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Specific Plan No. 308 (Gavilan Hills Specific Plan), Amendment No. 1, General Plan Amendment No. 662, Change of Zone No. 6730, Tentative Tract Map No. 31554
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project property consists of 6 parcels totaling approximately 8 acres. The properties for the most part are currently vacant; however, all had been previously developed with commercial uses in the past, including the largest parcel (6.18 acres) with the Casa Blanca Hotel, built in the 1940s and recently demolished. Currently, three of the parcels are developed with commercial buildings, one with a liquor store, mattress outlet, and recently vacated collectible store. All would be demolished with construction of the project. Z: GC-VR-FB-BH General Commercial-Visitor/Retail District with Floodplain and Building Height Overlay Districts. GPD: "General Commercial"

Document Description
The Project sit eis 1,301.0 acres. Project sponsor, Watt Communitties, has submitted applications for Specific Plan No. 308, Amendment No. 1 (SP308A1), General Plan Amendment No. 00662 (GPA0062), Change of Zone No. 06730 (CZ06730), and Tentative Tract Map No. 31554, to Riverside County. SPA308A1 proposes provides for 457 single-family residential units covering 598.2 acres (1-acre minimum lot size), a 18.1-acre school site, 66.1 acres of land devoted to active and passive park uses and a parking lot for the adjacent Harford Springs Reserve, 397.9 acres of open space, 200 acres of land to be dedicated as a Biological Reserve (and is intended to be conveyed to the Riverside County Parks and Open Space District as an expansion of the Harford Springs Reserve), and 20.9 acres devoted to on-site public roads. GPA662 proposes to provide for the addition of 423.7 acres to the eastern boundary of the Gavilan Hills Specific Plan No. 308. The proposed Amendment also would amend Table 3 of the LMWAP to change the description of SP 308 from "Gavilan Hills Golf Course" to "Gavilan Hills Estates" and would modify LMWAP Figure 4, Policy Areas, to reflect the revised boundaries of Specific Plan No. 308. CZ6730 proposes to redesignate the site from "Residential Agricultural (R-A-2)," "Residential Agricultural (R-A-5)," and "Residential Agricultural (R-A-10)," to "Adopted Specific Plan 308 (SP 308)" for the 423.7-acre area proposed to be added to the Gavilan Hills Specific Plan, and to reconfigure planning area boundaries, zoning regulations, and development standards for the 877.3 acres within the existing SP 308 boundaries. The Change of Zone (CZ 6730) also is intended to apply zoning and development standards to the 423.7-acre parcel that is proposed to be added tot he SP boundary under SP308A1. TR31554 proposes to implement the land uses proposed by Amendment No. 1 tot he Gavilan Hills Specific Plan (SP 308). The tentative tract map proposes 457 residential lots with a minimum lot size of one (1) acre, 15 open space lots totaling 188.23 acres, one (1) park site totaling 68.2 acres, and one (1) school site totaling 18.1 acres.

Contact Information
Nicole Berumen
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 1409
Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Phone : (951) 955-0545


34°48'00.7"N 117°21'32.6"W
Cross Streets
North of Lake Mathews Drive, west of Olive Street, and South of Multiview Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
El Cerrito Middle School/Cenntenial
Lake Mathews
San Bern
Other Location Info
Lake Mathews

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (457 Units, 598.2 Acres) Educational (Elementary school site(18.1acres)) Recreational (Reserve) Other (Open Space (397.9acres) Biological Reserve (200acres)) Transportation:Other (Roadways)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Subdivision
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California Department of Conservation Colorado River Board Cal Fire

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