Meridian D-1 Gateway Aviation Center Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
Meridian D-1 Gateway Aviation Center Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land and Aviation Uses/No Zoning Designation/Aviation (AV)
Document Description
The proposed Project consists of two components, the Air Cargo Center Component and the Off-Site Component. The Air Cargo Center Component would be constructed within approximately 64-acres under March Joint Powers Authority jurisdiction. The Off-Site Component would be constructed within approximately 24 acres, and would include taxiway construction, widening, and realignment, storm-drain extensions, and an access roadway construction within March Air Reserve Base (approx. 23 acres), as well as work within the public-right-of-way along Heacock Street adjacent to the eastern boundary of the Project site (approx. 1 acre). The following discretionary approvals would be required: (1) A plot plan approval to construct: an approximate 201,200-square-foot air cargo building with 9 grade level doors and 42 dock positions; a parking apron sufficient to support commercial cargo airplanes; 90 trailer storage positions; 214 stalls for employee parking; an approximate 69,620-square-foot maintenance building with grade level access and 42 stalls for employee parking; an expansion of the existing taxiway/tarmac within March Air Reserve Base; construction of stormwater facilities, including an underground detention basin; removal of an existing security fence and construction of a new security fence; and a signalized entrance onto Heacock Street, aligned with the facility entrance across Heacock Street; (2) a zoning designation of Aviation (AV) for the approximate 64-acres of the Project site within March Joint Powers Authority jurisdiction.

Contact Information

Jeffrey M. Smith
Agency Name
March Joint Powers Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Moreno Valley, No City/March Air Reserve Base
Cross Streets
Heacock Street, between Cardinal Avenue and Krameria Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line
March Air Reserve Base
Heacock Channel/Perris Valley Channel

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 270820, Acres 64, Employees 200), Other (<1 acre Heacock Street ROW disturbance ), Transportation:Air/Heliport (Aviation/Tarmac (15 acres))
Local Actions
Site Plan, Zone
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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Soil Erosion, Water Supply/Groundwater


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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