The proposed First Harley-Knox Industrial project (Project) would involve construction and operation of an approximately 154,250-square-foot (SF) industrial, non-refrigerated warehouse distribution use that includes 4,300 SF of mezzanine space for a total building size of 158,550 SF. The Project also would include two outdoor employee amenities are proposed adjacent to the northeast corner of the proposed building, a trellised employee break area outfitted with patio furniture and a bocce ball court. The Project would also include an indoor employee break area. The Project site has a City of Perris General Plan Land Use designation of PVCCSP – Perris Valley Commerce Center Specific Plan. Per the PVCCSP, the Project site has a Specific Plan land use designation of Light Industrial (LI). The Project does not require a General Plan amendment, PVCCSP amendment, or zone change.
Access to the Project site will be from Redlands Avenue and Harley Knox Boulevard via three driveways; the north most driveway on Redlands Avenue will have direct access to the truck yard. Truck yard access from Harley Knox Boulevard will be restricted to emergency vehicle use (fire access) only by an emergency access gate. Automobile access will be via the driveway located on Harley Knox Boulevard and the south-most driveway on Redlands Avenue. Decorative pavement is proposed at all three driveways. The Project would provide a total of 125 automobile parking stalls, including four (4) American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant stalls. The warehouse building would include 26 loading docks along the north side of the building. There would be approximately 48,891 sf of onsite landscaping. The Project includes curb and gutter, and ribbon gutters to convey on-site flows to the proposed underground storage chambers. Runoff will be conveyed from the underground storage chambers to a Contech Filterra unit located on the southeast corner of the Project site for water quality treatment. Following water quality treatment, discharge from the Contech Filterra unit will flow to a proposed 30-inch diameter offsite reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) storm drain that will connect into an existing 48-inch diameter RCP storm drain (Line D-3A) in Harley Knox Boulevard. The Project includes construction of two onsite subsurface storm drains; Line A-1 and Line B-1. Line A-1 will collect surface flow from the northern portion of the Project site via a trench drain that would be located north of the trailer docks. Line B-1 will collect surface flows from the southern portion of the Project site through several low points of the landscaping area.
The Project would comply with applicable provisions of the City of Perris Airport Overlay Zone, the 2014 March MARB/IPA Land Use Compatibility Plan, and the 2018 March Air Installation Compatible Use Zone study. The Project site is within an area designated as Zone D in the March MARB/IPA Land Use Compatibility Plan, and is not within an Accident Potential Zone (APZ). Tribal Consultation in accordance with AB 52 has been completed.
Construction of the Project would occur in a single phase and is expected to begin in September 2022 and estimated to be completed over a period of approximately 10 months. As part of the site preparation prior to construction, existing fencing throughout the Project site, a brick wall, and concrete pads will be demolished and removed. Additionally, existing power poles and overhead electrical lines will be removed and undergrounded along Redlands Avenue. Earthwork will be balanced on the Project site with approximately 36,379 cubic yards (CY) cut and 38,183 CY fill with 1,504 CY shrinkage.