The Project consists of applications for a General Plan Amendment (GPA190008), first amendment to the Stoneridge Specific Plan No. 239 (SP00239A01), and a Change of Zone (CZ1900024). The Project as evaluated in the Stoneridge Commerce Center EIR includes two separate land use plans for the 582.6-acre Project site. The “Primary Land Use Plan” anticipates that the Project would be constructed with Ramona Expressway providing primary access from the north and Nuevo Road providing access from the south, and that the site would be developed with up to 3888.5 acres of Light Industrial land uses, 49.1 acres of Business Park land uses, 8.0 acres of Commercial Retail land uses, Open Space – Conservation on 18.1 acres, Open Space – Conservation Habitat on 81.6 acres, and major roadways on 37.3 acres. Pursuant to Amendment No. 1 to Specific Plan No. 239 (SP 239A1), Light Industrial and Business Park land uses may be developed at a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) up to 0.50, while Commercial Retail land uses can be developed at a FAR up to 0.35. However, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is currently planning the construction of a regional transportation facility, the “Mid-County Parkway (MCP),” a segment of which, along with an interchange, are planned to traverse the northwestern portions of the Project site. The MCP is a long-range transportation improvement by RCTC; however, the RCTC has not secured or identified funding for the segment of the MCP which traverses the Project area, and therefore the timing of this segment of the MCP and the associated interchange is unknown at this time. In addition, and due to environmental, economic, right of way, or other factors, it is possible that RCTC ultimately may not construct the MCP in this portion of Riverside County. Notwithstanding, the “Alternative Land Use Plan” anticipates that the MCP would be constructed through the northwest portions of the site, in which case the site would be developed with 388.5 acres of Light Industrial land uses, 51.5 acres of Business Park land uses (of which 8.5 acres would be within the alignment of the MCP and would not be developed with Business Park land uses), 8.5 acres of Commercial Retail land uses (of which 0.2 acre would occur within the alignment of the MCP and would not be developed with Commercial Retail land uses), 18.1 acres of Open Space – Conservation, 81.6 acres of Open Space – Conservation Habitat, and 34.4 acres of major roadways. As with the Primary Land Use Plan, the Alternative Land Use Plan would allow for development of Light Industrial and Business Park uses at a maximum FAR of 0.50, while Commercial Retail land uses could be developed at a maximum FAR of 0.35. Thus, in order to accommodate both the potential for the future construction of the MCP while also providing for development of the site in the event the MCP is not constructed as currently planned by RCTC, the two land use concepts are evaluated for the site throughout the Stoneridge Commerce Center EIR at an equal level of detail.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 121968, Acres 8.0, Employees 245), Industrial (Includes industrial and business park land uses)(Sq. Ft. 9530928, Acres 437.6, Employees 8230), Other (Open Space 99.7 acres; Major Roadways 99.7 acres)
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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