Montecito Memorial Park Expansion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Loma Linda
Document Title
Montecito Memorial Park Expansion
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Low Density Residential
Document Description
The Applicant is requesting approval of a General Plan Amendment (GPA No. P20-171), Zone Change (ZC No. P20-170) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP No. P20-157) to allow for the proposed expansion of the existing Montecito Memorial Park, located at 3520 Washington Street in the City of Colton (see Figure 1-Regional Location and Figure 2-Project Vicinity). The Proposed Project includes the expansion of the existing cemetery to the east on an approximate 51-acre site (APNs: 0284-161-30 and 31) within the City of Loma Linda. The City of Loma Linda’s approval of the requested GPA and ZC would change the existing land use designation and zoning from Low Density Residential and Single-Family Residential (R-1), respectively to Open Space. Cemeteries are conditionally permitted within the Open Space District. Proposed improvements would occur on approximately 24.1 acres of the 51-acre site and would include a 10,259 square-foot mausoleum, two 3,035 square-foot mausoleums, a 2,301 square-foot administration building, shade/committal shelters, 20.14 acres of landscaping including burial lawns and cremation gardens, and approximately 4,160 linear feet of internal roadways. Proposed buildings and roadways would result in approximately 3.56 acres of impervious surface. The remaining 25.86 acres of the 51-acre Project Site would continue as natural open space. Proposed structures would be in keeping with the architecture and heights of the existing memorial park structures and would not exceed 24 feet in height. Primary access to the site would continue to be provided via Waterman Avenue. A new entry is also proposed from Oakwood Drive, an existing cul-de-sac within the jurisdiction of the City of Colton, that would be extended to allow for a second entry point that would be equipped with a security gate. An emergency fire access only point is also proposed from Sierra Vista Drive located east of Oakwood Drive and within the jurisdiction of the City of Loma Linda. An Alquist-Priolo Fault Zone (AP Zone) occurs on the southern portion of the Project Site (refer to Figure 3 – Site Plan). Per State requirements, no habitable structures are proposed within 500-feet of the AP Zone.

Contact Information

Lorena Matarrita
Agency Name
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Cheryl Tubbs
Agency Name
Vice President
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Michael Green
Agency Name
Senior Principal
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Loma Linda
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Barton Road and Waterman Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
0284-161-30 and 0284-161-31
State Highways
Interstate-10 and Interstate-215

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 Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Other (Cemetery)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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