Riverside Unified School District Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center (RUSD STEM Ed Center) Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022020343
Lead Agency
University of California, Riverside
Document Title
Riverside Unified School District Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center (RUSD STEM Ed Center) Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
UCR open recreational field; 2021 LRDP Land Use Designation: Canyon Crest Gateway
Document Description
The proposed Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center project (referred to as proposed STEM Ed Center or proposed project) would consist of development of a new STEM education facility to support students in grades 9 through 12. The proposed project is expected to serve a capacity of approximately 800 students and approximately 60 faculty and staff with a split schedule between mornings and afternoons. The proposed STEM Ed Center site is approximately six acres and is located within an urbanized area on the southwest corner of the intersection of Blaine Street and Canyon Crest Drive on the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR’s) East Campus, adjacent to the UCR Baseball Complex. The project site is currently developed with an open recreational field with two baseball diamonds. Two cellular network towers currently leased to Sprint and T-Mobile are located in the northwest corner of the proposed STEM Ed Center site. The Sprint cell tower would be decommissioned and removed from the site. The T-Mobile cell tower would be removed from the project site and relocated to the northern portion of the adjacent UCR Baseball Complex. The existing open recreational fields (two baseball diamonds) would be removed with the construction of the proposed STEM Ed Center. The proposed main STEM Ed Center building would be three stories and located primarily in the northeast quadrant of the project site. The surface parking lot would be situated on the southern half of the project site and would contain approximately 153 spaces for staff/faculty, visitors, and student use. Additional accessory buildings and programmed areas may be located on the project site.

Contact Information

Name
Stephanie Tang
Agency Name
University of California, Riverside
Job Title
Campus Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Riverside
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Blaine Street and Canyon Crest Drive
Zip
92507
Total Acres
6
Parcel #
250-220-003, 250-220-008
State Highways
SR-60, I-215, SR-91
Railways
Union Pacific Railroad (BNSF)
Airports
None
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Gage Canal (undergrounded; no open waterways on site)
Township
2S
Range
4W
Section
19
Base
San Bern

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 Education, 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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (STEM Education Center)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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