Nichols Ranch Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake Elsinore, City of (City of Lake Elsinore)
Document Title
Nichols Ranch Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Project Applicant
Nichols Road Partners, LLC
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
City of Lake Elsinore Planning Division
130 S. Main Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Phone : (951) 674-3124 ext. 913


33°42'20.6"N 117°21'03.4"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (168 Units, 31.1 Acres) Office (43,000 Sq. Ft., 14.5 Acres, 319 Employees) Commercial (33,300 Sq. Ft., same Acres, same Employees) Recreational (8.3 acres) Other (130-room Hotel; Gas station with 16 fueling pumps)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Subdivision SP Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California State Lands Commission 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


Environmental Document
eir   PDF 2456 K Nichols Ranch Public Review Draft EIR (03-19-19)   PDF 137490 K sum form   PDF 139 K
2nd page noc   PDF 49 K attachment   PDF 15 K noa   PDF 106 K NOC   PDF 571 K
State Comments
051 dwr   PDF 112 K

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