Nichols Ranch Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Lake Elsinore
Document Title
Nichols Ranch Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Mining & Vacant Land Zoning: Alberhill Ranch Specific Plan and Commercial Mixed Use General Plan: Specific Plan (Commercial-Specific Plan) w/ Extractive Overlay and General Commercial
Document Description
The Project Applicant proposes to develop an approximately 72.5-acre site with 168 single-family dwelling units on 31.1 acres; 14.5 acres of commercial retail; parks and recreational uses on 8.7 acres; drainage basins on 5.5 acres; open space on 1.6 acres; floodways on 5.6 acres; and backbone roadways on 5.3 acres. Discretionary applications required to implement the Project include a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Specific Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, and Change of Zone.

Contact Information

Damaris Abraham
Agency Name
City of Lake Elsinore Planning Division
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Nichols Road Partners, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Lake Elsinore
Cross Streets
South of Nichols Road; East of 1-15; West of El Toro Road/Wood Mesa Court
Total Acres
Parcel #
389-200-(038, 039); 389-210-(008, 032, 034, 036) & PORTIONS OF CURRENT APNS: 289-200-035 & 289-2
State Highways
1-15; SR-74
Temescal Canyon High School, Machado Elementary School, Earl War
Lake Elsinore: Stovepipe Canyon Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Water Resources
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Water Resources
Development Types
Residential (Units 168, Acres 31.1), Office (Sq. Ft. 43,000, Acres 14.5, Employees 319), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 33,300, Acres same, Employees same), Recreational (8.3 acres), Other (130-room Hotel; Gas station with 16 fueling pumps)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), SP Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, 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


State Comments

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