City of Menifee 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Menifee
Document Title
City of Menifee 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
The Project encompasses the entire City, which is located in the western portion of Riverside County (County).

Document Description
The City of Menifee (City) is currently working on the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update to cover the planning period from 2021 to 2029. To comply with State law, the City’s Housing Element must be updated to ensure the City’s policies and programs can accommodate estimated housing growth need identified in the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for the 2021-2029 planning period. To meet its RHNA allocation, the City will need to expand its housing availability to allow for an additional 6,594 units at various household income levels. As required by state law, the Housing Element must identify the City’s ability to accommodate this estimated growth through available sites and appropriate zoning. The City will seek a General Plan Amendment and Change of Zone in order to fully accommodate the estimated growth. The City also intends to update the Safety and Land Use Elements of their General Plan as well as develop new environmental justice policies that benefit disadvantaged communities. Any future changes to Housing Element policy will require environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Contact Information
Douglas A Darnell, Senior Planner
City of Menifee, Community Development Department
Lead/Public Agency
29844 Haun Road
Menifee, CA 92586

Phone : (951) 723-3744

City of Menifee
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Entire City

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
General Plan Amendment General Plan Element Rezone Other
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) 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 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Environmental Document
Menifee HEU NOP_020121   PDF 3447 K Summary Form for Document Submittal_Menifee HEU   PDF 575 K
Menifee HE NOC_Final Signed_02-01-21   PDF 1564 K
State Comments
2021020031_NAHC Comment   PDF 338 K

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