Meridian D-1 Gateway Aviation Center

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
Meridian D-1 Gateway Aviation Center
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped – Vacant Land / No Zoning Designation / Aviation (AV)
Document Description
A proposal by Meridian Park D-1, LLC to develop the Meridian D-1 Gateway Aviation Center Project (Proposed Project), including an Air Cargo Center Component and Off- Site Component located on approximately 46 acres. The Air Cargo Center Component would include the development of a gateway air freight cargo center, including taxilane/taxiway and parking improvements, within an approximately 34-acre site within March Inland Port Airport under the jurisdiction of March Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The gateway air freight cargo center includes the construction of an approximately 180,800-square-foot cargo building with 9 grade-level loading doors, 31 truck dock positions, and 37 trailer storage positions. The cargo building would contain approximately 9,000 square feet of office space. The Air Cargo Center Component would also include work in the public right-of-way within Heacock Street on the eastern boundary of the project site. The Off-Site Component would be constructed on approximately 12 acres and would include taxiway and taxilane construction, widening, and realignment; storm-drain extensions; and a perimeter patrol road with security fencing within March Air Reserve Base (ARB). Vehicular access to the project site would occur at a new signalized entrance onto Heacock Street, expanding the existing access roadway currently serving the facilities south of the project site. The Off-Site Component would include construction on land owned by March ARB. Development occurring on March ARB would require easements with the Department of the Air Force within five work areas. The Proposed Project would also require a zoning designation and a plot plan approval. Once constructed, the Proposed Project is anticipated to average 17 flights per day, 6 days per week (non-peak). During the peak season (i.e., late November through late December), the Proposed Project is anticipated to average 22 flights per day, 6 days per week. Aircraft operations would occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. (approximately 5% of the proposed aircraft operations would occur between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.).

Contact Information

Jeffrey M. Smith, AICP
Agency Name
March Joint Powers Authority
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Heacock Street and Krameria Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
294-171-010 and a portion of 294-170-006
State Highways
Interstate 215
Metrolink’s 91/Perris Valley Lin
March Air Reserve Base
Heacock Channel/Perris Valley Channel
San Bern

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
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State 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 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 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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 General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Air Cargo Center Sq. ft. 180,800 Acres: 34 Employees: 150)
Local Actions
Zoning, Plot Plan
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, Wildfire, Wildlife
Local Review Period Start
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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