Belle Terre Specific Plan Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. (1600-2014-0062- R6)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Belle Terre Specific Plan Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. (1600-2014-0062- R6)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has amended Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement (1600-2014-0062-R6]), pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1602, to the project Applicant, Hannah Soroudi of Regent Properties. The Project is limited to the development of a 344-acre Project site, for the construction of up to 856 homes in varying densities, recreational areas, open spaces, eight detention basins, streets, and infrastructure. The revised plan will continue to provide the required 106.96 acres of land to remain undeveloped for habitat conservation purposes, five active parks on approximately 24 acres, approximately 23 acres of open space for detention basins, streets, and other infrastructure. The revised plan provides for twenty-eight (28) planning areas. Eight of the twentyeight planning areas are planned for residential development with planned residential density ranges for medium density (2.0-5/0 du/ac), medium-high density (5.0-8.0 du/ac), and high density (8.0-14.0 du/ac). The Project also includes a water tank site operated by Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) to serve the project site. Project activities subject to Fish and Game Code Sections 1600 et seq. include grading and filling of several ephemeral streams, improvements to the existing at-grade crossing of Fields Drive, construction of a road and piping the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) San Diego Canal, construction of the South Street crossing over French Valley Creek, and the development of a 15-inch sewer alignment. Fields Drive will be improved to a 74’ and 60’ right of way across MWD. The paved portion across MWD is only 24’. Autum Glen Drive will be constructed from Fields Drive to Washington Street. The South Street crossing will be constructed as a single bridge, 100-foot-long, 48-footspan, and 9-foot-1-inch-high precast concrete arch with 1’ of native backfill and buried riprap, and a wildlife bench located at French Valley Creek. This also includes four wingwalls to direct wildlife into the crossing. The Project proponent will provide CDFW will the final design plans of the wildlife bench within 30 days of amendment execution for CDFW review and approval. The Project proposes to construct a 78” storm drain at the crossing of French Valley creek and discharge the flows from the MWD crossing directly into French Valley creek at the bridge crossing. The discharge from the northwest basin (B2) is currently proposed to join the main storm drain line and discharge into French Valley creek downstream of the main road crossing or will be co-located with the emergency overflow basin and addition of a riprap energy dissipator, if the alternative design to eliminate and re-route the main 78” storm drain outfall can be accomplished (Attachment 1; [optional] preferred design). Southern California Edison (SCE) Poles: The SCE poles and wires will be removed, and the utility lines will be undergrounded at a separate location outside of Fish and Game Code 1602 resources. The footprint of disturbance for each pole (up to 3 poles located within planning area 18) will be approximately 10-foot diameter with a 20- foot-wide access trail to each pole. The access trail will not be graded.

Contact Information

Breanna Machuca
Agency Name
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Southern California

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Riverside County Planning Department 4080 Lemon Street 12th Floor P.O. Box 1409 Riverside, CA 92502-1409


(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


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