Northside Neighborhood & Pellissier Ranch Inter-Jurisdictional Specific Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Riverside
Document Title
Northside Neighborhood & Pellissier Ranch Inter-Jurisdictional Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
City of Riverside
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), 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, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential , Office , Commercial , Industrial , Recreational , Other (See attached project description)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Environmental Document

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