Nichols Ranch Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Lake Elsinore
Document Title
Nichols Ranch Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Land Use: Mining, Undeveloped; Zoning: Specific Plan, Commercial Mixed Use; Generla Plan: Specific Plan, General Commercial
Document Description
The project proposes applications for a General Plan Amendment (GPA No. 2018-01), Specific Plan (SP No. 2018-01), an Amendment to the Alberhill Ranch Specific Plan (SPA No. 2017-03), a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM No. 37465), Tentative Tract Map (TTM No. 37305), and a Change of Zone (ZC No. 2018-01). The project seeks to establish the Nichols Ranch Specific Plan over the 72.5 acre property, which proposes 168-single family dwelling units on an approx. 31.1 acres; 14.5 acres of commercial retail accommodating a 130-room hotel, 20,900 sq. ft. (s.f.) of restaurant use, 4,400 s.f. of commercial retail uses, an 8,000 s.f. health and fitness club, and a gas station with 16 fueling stations; recreational open space on 8.3 acres; drainage basins on 5.5 acres; 1.3 ac res of open space; 6.5 acres of floodway; and 5.3 acres for backbone on-site roadways.

Contact Information

Justin Kirk
Agency Name
City of Lake Elsinore
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake Elsinore
Cross Streets
Southeast corner of I-15 at Nichols Road
Total Acres
State Highways
I-15, SR-74
Stovepipe Creek, Lake Elsinore

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 168, Acres 31.1), Commercial (Acres 14.5, Employees 319), Recreational (8.3 acres), Other (Drainage Basins: 5.5 acres; Open Space: 1.3 acres)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Education, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20

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