Northside Neighborhood & Pellissier Ranch Inter-Jurisdictional Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside, City of (City of Riverside)
Document Title
Northside Neighborhood & Pellissier Ranch Inter-Jurisdictional Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
The Northside Specific Plan has been designed to accommodate a safe, healthy and balanced community that celebrates the history and culture of the greater Riverside area while providing recreation and open space opportunities for the region. The proposed balance of residential, commercial, employment and agriculture would be linked together through safe streets, connected trails, greenbelts and bicycle corridors. The plan also recognizes the importance of community features, and proposes to establish a Spanish Town Heritage Village; and restore and enhance Springbrook Arroyo within a new neighborhood center and expanded central park area. The landscaping and architectural details of the plan would reflect a connection with the past, from the early settlement of La Placita and the Old Spanish Trail period, to twentieth century Riverside. The Specific Plan includes the following land use categories: Medium Density Residential (MDR), Medium High Density Residential (MHDR), High Density Residential (HDR), Business/Office Park (B/OP), Commercial (C), Public Facilities and Institutional Uses (PF), Mixed Use (MU), Northside Village Center, (NVC), Freeway Mixed Use (FMU), Spanish Town Heritage Village (STHV), and Recreation Open Space, Parks, and Trails. In addition to the land use categories, a Transition Zone Overlay covers key areas along Main Street, Center Street, Orange Avenue and the City of Colton, including Pellissier Ranch and adjacent Light Industrial properties. The definitions of each land use category and the overlay are included in the Project Description attached to the Initial Study (available at the City of Riverside or online). Refer to Figure 4 for a map of the proposed Specific Plan uses.

Contact Information
Jay Eastman
City of Riverside
3900 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

(951) 826-5264


34°0'24.65"N 117°21'48.18"W
Cross Streets
Columbia Avenue a t Main Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
see attached maps
State Highways
1-215, SR-60, SR-90
Amtrak/BNSF/Union Pa
Freemont & Patricia Bet
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential Office Commercial Industrial Recreational Other (See attached project description)
Local Action
Rezone Specific Plan General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Tribal Cultural Resources Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Environmental Document
nop   PDF 1680 K
letter   PDF 397 K noc   PDF 375 K
State Comments
168 nahc   PDF 1123 K
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