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.
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)
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (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 State Lands Commission (SLC), 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Other (Mixed Use Specific Plan (residential, commercial, recreational))
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Master Plan, Site Plan, Prezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
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
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