River Ranch Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mendota, City of (City of Mendota)
Document Title
River Ranch Specific Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Row crop and stone fruit orchard agriculture / City: C-3 PF/Future Development Overlay; County: AE-20/Agriculture

Document Description
The proposed Project encompasses approximately 650 acres of undeveloped agricultural land located within Mendota's 1974 adopted Sphere of Influence (SOI) and its 2009 proposed SOI update. The Project area is bordered by SR 33/Derrick Avenue of the west, Whitesbridge Avenue alignment on the south, SR 180/San Benito Avenue on the east, and Belmont Avenue to the north. The proposed 650-acre River Ranch Specific Plan Project, requests the City adopt the RRSP and amend the City General Plan and Zoning Ordinance to designate urban land uses and appropriate commercial retail use, 59 acres of industrial use, 34 acres of public/quasi-public use, 39 acres of (only covering APN 019-061-72S and 76S) has not filed for Non-renewal and is still restricted by contract. Future development within Preserve No. 1216 is subject to the City Council approval of a Williamson Act Contract cancellation request or Notice of Non-renewal. Approval of the proposed Project will require adoption of the Specific Plan, a General Plan Amendment for the 650 acres, re-zoning of the Project already within the City limits, pre-zoning of lands still within the County territory, subsequent applications to expand the Sphere of Influence, annexations of County territory into the City of Mendota, and application for Williamson Act Cancellation or Notice of Non-renewal.

Contact Information
Jeffrey O'Neal
City of Mendota
643 Quince Street
Mendota, CA 93640

Phone : (559) 449-2700


36°44'23.9"N 120°22'40.4"W
Cross Streets
SR 33 & Belmont Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-061-025; 073; 585; 605; 615
State Highways
SR 33 & 180
Santa Fe
Mendota USD
San Luis Infrastructure and Fresno Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (2141 Units, 273 Acres) Commercial (133 Acres, 532 Employees) Industrial (59 Acres, 236 Employees) Recreational (55 acres) Other (Public/Quasi-Public Facility - 34 acres / Emp: 136) Transportation:Other (Planned Roadways - 87 acres)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Prezone
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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