River Walk Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Riverbank
Document Title
River Walk Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Current uses in the Project Area are predominantly agricultural operations, including almond, walnut, and cherry orchards and fallow land. Twenty-five home sites and one-horse ranch exist within the Project Area and many of them have accessory structures on-site including storage buildings, shop buildings, and barn structures. The Project Area also includes a commercial nursery business and truck storage area. An approximately 150-acre solar farm and the Modesto Rifle Club exist in the southwest portion of the Project Area.

Document Description
The principal objective of the proposed Project is the expansion of the City of Riverbank Sphere of Influence, and approval and subsequent implementation of the Specific Plan. The quantifiable objectives include expansion of the Riverbank Sphere of Influence by approximately 1,522 acres, annexation of approximately 993 acres into the Riverbank City limits, extension of infrastructure to the annexed area to serve development, and the subsequent development of the annexed area for: Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, High Density Residential, Mixed-Use, and Parks/Recreation, including all infrastructure and utilities necessary to service the development. (See attached Project Description for more detail)

Contact Information
Donna Kenney, AICP
City of Riverbank, Planning and Building Manager
Lead/Public Agency
6707 3rd Street
Riverbank, CA 95367

Phone : (209) 863-7124


37°44'35.64"N 120°58'47.72"W
Cross Streets
Patterson Road/SR 108
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 108
Stanislaus River and MID Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Mixed Use Specific Plan (residential, commercial, recreational))
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Master Plan Site Plan Prezone Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.) Annexation
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 Mandatory Findings of Significance Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
River Walk NOP 6-4-21   PDF 7910 K River Walk Project Description_6-3-21   PDF 14008 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC - River Walk NOP   PDF 206 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021060098_NAHC Comment   PDF 319 K

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