Planning Application No. 2021-18 (General Plan Amendment No. 2021-01)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Lake Elsinore
Document Title
Planning Application No. 2021-18 (General Plan Amendment No. 2021-01)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project consists of three components consisting of: • The adoption and implementation of the City of Lake Elsinore 2021-2029 Housing Element, which represents an update of the City’s Housing Element. California law requires an update of the Housing Element every eight years in order to remain relevant and reflective of the community’s changing housing needs. California is now entering its sixth cycle, covering a period between 2021 and 2029. The Housing Element is an integral component of the City’s General Plan as it addresses existing and future housing needs of all types for persons in all economic segment groups within the City. The Housing Element serves as a tool for decision-makers and the public in understanding and meeting housing needs in Lake Elsinore. While the law does not require local governments to actually construct housing to meet identified needs, it does require that the community address housing needs in its discretionary planning actions such as creating opportunities for housing in the land use plan and facilitating development through policies. To meet this goal, the Housing Element identifies existing vacant or underdeveloped areas already designated by the General Plan Land Use Element to provide for the City’s projected housing needs. • An update of the General Plan Safety Element contained in Chapter 3.0 (Public Safety and Welfare) of the City’s General Plan pursuant to California Government Code Section 65302(g)(3) which requires that upon he next revision of the housing element on or after January 1, 2014, the safety element is required to be reviewed and updated as necessary to address the risk of fire for land classified as state responsibility areas and land classified as very high fire hazard severity zones. • A new Environmental Justice Element, which is being incorporated into Chapter 3.0 pursuant to Government Code Section 65302 (h)(1) which requires upon the adoption or next revision of two or more elements concurrently on or after January 1, 2018 that the City adopt or review the environmental justice element, or the environmental justice goals, policies, and objectives in other elements.

Contact Information

Richard J. MacHott, Planning Manager
Agency Name
City of Lake Elsinore
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Lake Elsinore
Cross Streets
Interstate 15 & Highway 74
Total Acres
State Highways
Skylark Airport
Elsinore Valley Unified School District
Lake Elsinore
5 ,6S

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Not Applicable)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire


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