Present Land Use
Heavy Industrial/Heavy Industrial and Flood Control/Utility Corridor, and "Floating Park," (City); General Industrial (1-G), RDA/Regiona! Industrial (County)
Hillwood Investment Properties is proposing to develop a site configuration that would include the construction of two warehouse buildings to include approximately 20,000 sf of office space and 632,034 sf of warehouse space for a total of 650,960 sf. The proposed Speedway Commerce Center (proposed Project) is comprised of two warehouse buildings with ancillary office space and associated parking and landscaping on approximately 35 acres. The proposed Project includes the two APNs 0229-291-54 and 0229-291-46.
The two proposed warehouse buildings would comprise approximately 42 percent of the total proposed Project site area and include approximately 650,960 sf of building area. Each of the two proposed warehouse buildings would include 10,000 square foot office spaces. Building A has a typical height of 46 feet and Building B has a typical height of 38 feet, with a maximum height not to exceed 58’-6” for Building A and 50’-6” for Building B. A diagram of the proposed Project site and the included improvements are shown in Figure 4 (uploaded as a separate attachment): Primary Site Plan provides a summary of the two proposed buildings included in the proposed Project.
Access and Parking
Vehicular access to the proposed Project would consist of 3 project driveways along Napa Street and a new public street east of Building B and west of the rail spur line. The new public street would terminate at the north end of the property in a cul-de-sac and would include a driveway entrance to the project site for Building B from the end of the cul-de-sac. All entrances to the site would be per the City Engineering standards. Existing street improvements would be improved and/or redesigned as required to meet the City Standards along Napa Street at the Project frontage. The majority of the street improvements have been installed but to the current County of San Bernardino standards including curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, traffic signal equipment and signing and striping as required. The City of Rancho Cucamonga may require additional improvements with the annexation of a portion of Napa Street. Napa Street is currently within the County of San Bernardino. The proposed Project would meet the parking requirements for both proposed buildings. The new public street will be constructed to meet the City Standards.
The proposed Project would also include the creation of 381 parking stalls surrounding the two proposed buildings. Of the 381 parking stalls, 330 provide parking for standard vehicles, 13 provide parking for handicap accessibility, 38 provide parking for clean air vehicles, and 107 have been designed as trailer stalls. The proposed Project would provide 102 more standard vehicle stalls, and 5 more trailer stalls than is required for a project of this size and intensity. The Project will provide a total of 28 bicycle spaces 8 short term spaces and 20 long term spaces indoors as required by the Development Code.
Proposed onsite landscaping would cover approximately 8.4 percent or 97,025 sf of the site for Building A and approximately 10.2 percent or 36,793 sf of the site for Building B. Landscaping would be installed in all areas not devoted to buildings, parking, traffic and specific user requirements, in accordance with the City’s Municipal Code §17.36.040 which specifies landscape design guidelines for industrial districts.
A Metropolitan Water District (MWD) water line and easement traverses the property generally parallel to the front property line of the Project site along Napa Street. The distance varies from approximately 18 ft to 175 ft from the face of curb along Napa Street due to the curvilinear nature of the street. The parking area has been designed to be generally in this area as landscaping will be limited within the easement area due to MWD’s requirements to limit the type and quantities of landscaping materials permitted over any infrastructure within the easement area. This requirement will reduce the permitted landscaping materials allowed to enhance the front elevation of the buildings. Additional plantings will be enhanced where appropriate to replace the lack of landscaping in the easement area.
The site is generally vacant, with a rail spur line that traverses the site, and therefore construction would not include the demolition of any structures. Construction of the proposed Project is expected to commence in 2021 with a construction duration of approximately 10 months and would be completed in one phase with buildout in 2022.
Alternative Site Plan
The Project Applicant is pursuing the proposed building on a speculative basis and the future occupant(s) of the Project are unknown at this time. The Project applicant expects that the proposed light industrial building would be occupied by either a warehouse distribution/logistics operator(s) or a fulfillment center use. In the event that the building is occupied by a fulfillment center use, the truck court/loading area on the west side of Building A and site for Building B would be used for up to 1,249 automobile parking spaces in lieu of 33 loading docks and 48 truck trailer parking spaces on the west side of Building A and the entirety of Building B and its associated parking, as described above and shown on Figure 4: Primary Site Plan. The Alternative Site Plan is provided as Figure 5 (uploaded as a separate attachment): Alternative Site Plan. Regardless of the occupant(s), the buildings are expected to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Table 2: Building Summary provides a summary of the single proposed building included in the proposed Alternative Site Plan.
Access and Parking
Vehicular access to the proposed Project would be unchanged from the previously described conditions above and would consist of the same three project driveways along Napa Street and the new public street. The proposed alternate Project would exceed all required parking requirements per the City standards.
Proposed on-site landscaping would cover approximately 11.6 percent or 178,650 sf of the site. Landscaping would be installed in all areas not devoted to buildings, parking, traffic and specific user requirements, in accordance with the City’s Municipal Code §17.36.040 which specifies landscape design guidelines for industrial districts.
The Project will include the annexation proposal for a portion of parcels 0229-291-54 and 0229-291-22 located partially within the City of Rancho Cucamonga and within the boundary of the County of San Bernardino and the City of Fontana Sphere of Influence (SOI) and of parcel 0229-291-46 located entirely within the County of San Bernardino and the City of Fontana SOI. Additionally, the Project include the pre-zone application to zone the subject parcels to Heavy Industrial (HI) Land Use designation consistent with the Heavy Industrial (HI) land use zoning designation of the parcels located to the north within the City of Rancho Cucamonga limits. The annexation will be subject to the review and approval by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for San Bernardino County.