Ontario Ranch Business Park Specific Plan Amendment (PSPA21-002, PGPA21-001)
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The Project site is currently occupied by agricultural uses, including a dairy farm and row crops, and vacant land. There are several residential structures located throughout the Project site. The Project site also includes dairy barns, a storage structure, feed storage barns, and numerous livestock corrals. There are large existing retention ponds that collect agricultural waste. The site is currently served by a domestic potable water well located at the northeast corner of the site. There is no identified septic system on the property. The remainder of the Project site is used as irrigated cropland with berms located along the site perimeter. To the north, east, and west of the Project site exists mostly rural farmland, and to the south is the Chino Airport.
This document is a Notice of Preparation of a subsequent EIR for an expansion of the Ontario Ranch Business Park Specific Plan. The Ontario Ranch Business Park Specific Plan (ORBP SP) was approved in October of 2020 and consisted of a General Plan Amendment (GPA), Specific Plan, Development Plan Review, Tentative Parcel Maps, and a Development Agreement to allow for development of an industrial and business park on eleven parcels covering 85.6 acres in the City. The ORBP SP project included eight warehouse buildings ranging from 46,900 square feet (sf) to 618,353 sf, totaling a maximum development of 1,905,027 sf of warehouse and
office uses. The proposed Project would incorporate the abutting approximately 72 acres to the east of the approved ORBP SP site into the overall ORBP SP area.
The Project to be addressed in the EIR includes a GPA, Specific Plan Amendment (SPA), a Development Agreement, Development Plan(s), and Tentative Parcel Map(s) to allow development of approximately 1.6 million square feet of industrial and business park land uses on the 71.69-acre site, as described further below. The Project would allow for the development of six warehouses on six parcels, ranging from 61,300 sf to 530,460 sf in building size. The Project adds two new planning areas (PAs) to the ORBP SP (PAs 3 and 4), and would allow Business Park and Industrial development uses totaling 1,640,690 sf. The expansion of the approved ORBP SP is depicted in Exhibit 2, Proposed General Plan Land Uses. In addition, in compliance with the Housing Accountability Act (SB 330), a GPA is proposed to increase residential densities on a separate site to replace residential capacity lost due to implementation of the proposed Project.
Eucalyptus Avenue, Merrill Avenue, Sultana Avenue, and Campus Avenue
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Air Resources Board (ARB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Office (Sq. Ft. 227951, Acres 11.63, Employees 652), Industrial (Sq. Ft. 1412739, Acres 60.06, Employees 918)
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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