DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE RIVERSIDE HOUSING AND PUBLIC SAFETY ELEMENT UPDATES AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE POLICIES PROJECT
EIR - Draft EIR
The City of Riverside is proposing the Project. The Project includes (1) adopting and implementing an update of the Housing Element of the Riverside General Plan 2025 for the 2021–2029 planning period; (2) adopting and implementing a Public Safety Element Update; (3) developing associated Environmental Justice Policies; and (4) updating the General Plan 2025, Zoning Code and Specific Plans to address the requirements of the 6th Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle. The Project is intended to accommodate the City’s minimum RHNA obligation of 18,458 dwelling units (DUs). The Project involves 239 acres that do not require zoning changes and 581 acres that would require general plan amendments, Zoning Code changes, and/or Specific Plan amendments, for a total of?870 parcels comprising 820 acres. The implementation of this Project could result in an increase of up to 31,564 new DUs and 3,181,930 square feet of non-residential development, or up to 31,175 dwelling units and 1,433,460 square feet over existing conditions. The implementation of this Project could result in an increase of up to 31,564 new dwelling units and 3,181,930 square feet of non-residential development, or up to 31,175 dwelling units and 1,433,460 square feet over existing conditions.
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Specific Plan, Rezone
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
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 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 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 Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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