Evergreen Devco, Inc. (“Project Applicant”) is proposing the development of a 3,500 square-foot quick service restaurant (QSR), a gas station with six fuel pumps with 12 dispensers, and a 4,088 square-foot convenience store on a 2.08-acre parcel in the City of Beaumont, Riverside County. The Project Site is located on the southwest corner of Highland Springs Avenue and East 8th Street (see Figure 1-Regional Location and Figure 2-Project Vicinity). The existing vacant parcel is described as Assessor’s Parcel No. 419-150-034.
The Project Site is currently vacant and will be split into two lots as shown on Figure 3, via a Tentative Parcel Map. Lot A will be in Parcel 2 and consist of a QSR with an attached drive-thru and thirty-nine (39) parking spaces, 2 of which will be handicap-accessible parking spaces; Lot B will in Parcel 1 and consist of a gas station with six fuel pumps with twelve (12) fueling dispensers, and a convenience store with 49 parking spaces, 2 of which will be handicap-accessible parking spaces. The site design also includes two (2) 20K-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs) and
one (1) Healy Tank(s) (clean air separator). One of the USTs will hold 20K-gallons of Regular Unleaded Gasoline. The other UST is a Split Tank, which will hold 8K-gallons of Premium Unleaded Gasoline and 12K-gallons of Diesel. An underground detention system with a minimum storage volume of 4,700 cubic feet is proposed for peak attenuation of storm flows.
The City of Beaumont requires a Conditional Use Permit for fast food restaurants with a drive-thru use, a Gas/Service Station, as well as for the operation of an off-sale alcohol license. Access to the Project Site would be provided by a 35-foot driveway at 8th Street and a 35-foot driveway at Highland Springs Ave. The Proposed Project includes the installation of two (2) monuments illuminated signs, one in each frontage. Landscaping will be provided on the northern and eastern boundaries. Structure heights will be a maximum of 18.5 feet for the fueling station canopy and 22 feet for the building.
The Project Site has a current zoning of Commercial Community and General Plan land use designation of Community Commercial. The Community Commercial land use designation is characterized by commercial shopping centers that serve adjacent neighborhoods. The Project Site is surrounded by commercial development (medical and dental offices), ongoing development (Sundance Corporate Center), and public facilities (hospital and nursing facility).