Mecca Specific Plan SP00377, GPA01023, CZ07634


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Mecca Specific Plan SP00377, GPA01023, CZ07634
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Agriculture Z: Agriculture (A-1-20, A-2-10, A-2-20), Controlled Development (W-2-10) and Industrial (M-M). GPD: Agriculture, residential (medium high and high density) and industrial

Document Description
The Mecca Specific Plan (SP00377) consists of approximately 2,934.0 acres of unincorporated land in the Mecca area within Riverside County. The proposed project includes a mix of low-, medium-, and high-density residential development totaling 19,476 units, non-residential uses including retail/commercial, mixed use, a golf course, and open space with civic uses and agricultural buffers. The Specific Plan incorporates existing residential, commercial, industrial, and civic uses with a compatible blend of proposed low/medium/high density residential and commercial land uses. The proposed General Plan Amendment (GPA01023) changes the current general plan designations of Agriculture (AG), Residential uses (HDR - High Density Residential and MHDR - Medium High Density Residential), and Industrial uses (LI) to Specific Plan with general plan designations of MDR - Medium Density Residential, MHDR - Medium High Density Residential, VHDR - Very High Density Residential, HTDR - Highest Density Residential, CR - Commercial Retail, and PF - Public Facilities. The Change of Zone (CZ07634) will change the current zoning of Agricultural (Light Agriculture with a 20 acre minimum [A-1-20], Heavy Agriculture with either a 10 acre or a 20 acre minimum [A-2-10 and A-2-20]); Controlled development with a 10 acre minimum [W-2-10]; and Industrial (Medium Manufacturing [M-M] and Industrial Park [I-P] to Specific Plan zoning.

Contact Information
Matt Straite
Riverside County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 1409
Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Phone : (951) 955-8631


Cross Streets
SR 86S and 66th Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
717-280-004,717-280-002, etc.
State Highways
SR 86S, SR 111
Union Pacific
Desert Resorts Regional
Coachella Valley Unified School District
All Amercian Cannel
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 18,476, Acres 2,167.6) Commercial (Acres 157.8) Industrial Recreational (200.3 acres golf course; 18.5 acres soccer/civic complex) Other (Mixed use 314.8 acres with 1,000 units)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Site Plan Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT)

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