Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Area Annexation

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Temecula, City of (City of Temecula)
Document Title
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Area Annexation
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Vacant, Ecological Reserve, Scattered Rural Residential Z: County Zoning: RR, RA-20 GP: County GP Land Use: Open Space Conservation and Rural Mountainous, Temecula S.O.I. Open Space and Hillside Residential

Document Description
The proposed project is the annexation of 4,997 acres into the City of Temecula which will include a Sphere of Influence expansion for the city; and amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map designating he land uses within n the S.O.I. expansion area; and the pre zoning of the annexation area with zoning designations consistent with the land use designations. The proposed Santa Margarita Area Annexation includes the following land use applications: Planning Application PA-07-0225 -Planning Application PA07-0225 consists of two components, an amendment to the City of Temecula General Plan (GPA) and the Pre-zoning of the annexation area (Change of Zone) described as follows: GPA proposing to update the General Plan's Land Use Map with land use designations over the 4,443 acres of the Santa Margarita Annexation Area located outside of the City's current S.O.I. The 477 acres currently designated "Rural Mountainous" (I DU/10 AC) in Riverside Co. will become "Hillside Residential" (I DU/10 AC) in the City of Temecula, and 3,961 acres of the 3,966 acres designated "Open Space-Conservation Habitat" in the County would be designated "Open Space" in the City and 5 acres currently designated "Open Space Conservation-Habitat" in the County will become "Hillside Residential" (I DU/10AC) in the City of Temecula. Planning Application PA07-0226 -S.O.I. Expansion proposing the expansion of the City of Temecula's S.O.I. to include that 4,443 acre portion of the 4,997 acre Santa Margarita Annexation Area outside of the City's current S.O.I., with ultimate approval by the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). -Annexation proposing the annexation of the Santa Margarita Annexation Area consisting of ~4,995 acres into the City of Temecula, with ultimate approval by the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

Contact Information
Stephen Brown
City of Temecula
43200 Business Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590

Phone : (951) 694-6400


Riverside San Diego
Cross Streets
Westerly of I-15 and northerly of the Riverside/San Diego County line
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Rancho Community Christian, Hillcrest Academy, Earle Stanley
Santa Margarita River, Murrieta Creek, Temecula Creek
Other Information
Schools Cont.: Gardner Middle School, Luiseno Elem., Garden Academy

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Prezone Annexation Other Action Other Action: Sphere of Influence
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Light and Glare
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 8 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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