Riverside Unified School District Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Riverside
Document Title
Riverside Unified School District Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: recreation fields, streets; 2021 LRDP Land Use Designation for STEM Education Center: Canyon Crest Gateway; 2021 LRDP Land Use Designation for T-Mobile Cell Tower Relocation: Recreation & Athletics; GP Designation: Public Facilities; Zoning: Public Facilities, Multi-Family Residential [R-3-1500])
Document Description
The proposed project entails development of an approximately 80,000 gross-square-foot, three-story, approximately 50-foot-tall school facility that would contain classrooms, lecture facilities, a multi-use discovery center, a fabrication lab, food service, a fitness center, administrative offices, outdoor learning areas, landscape, hardscape, and associated site improvements. The proposed project is expected to serve a capacity of approximately 800 students at any given time, approximately 1,200 students daily (400 full-time and 800 part-time), and approximately 60 faculty and staff. Upon completion of the proposed project, students in grades 9 through 12 that are currently enrolled at the existing STEM facility at the former Hyatt Elementary School site would be relocated to the proposed STEM Education Center while the existing Hyatt Elementary School would continue to serve grades 5 through 8. The proposed project would also involve a variety of associated modifications to existing facilities and infrastructure to accommodate site development, including removal of the existing open recreational fields (two baseball diamonds, bleachers, lighting), decommissioning and relocation of the existing T-Mobile Cell Tower, relocation/replacement of on-site utilities, installation of an electrical feeder line upgrade (approximately 1,900 linear feet) located within the public rights-of-way of Canyon Crest Drive and Blaine Street, and installation of an approximately 175-foot-long extension of an existing sewer line in Canyon Crest Drive to the southeastern corner of the project site.

Contact Information

Stephanie Tang
Agency Name
University of California, Riverside
Job Title
Assistant Director of Campus Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Annaliese Torres
Agency Name
Rincon Consultants
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Belen Bobadilla
Agency Name
Riverside Unified School District
Job Title
Interim Director, Planning & Development
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Southern California
Cross Streets
Blaine Street and Canyon Crest Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
250-220-003, 250-220-008, 250-220-006
State Highways
SR 60, SR 91, I-215
Metrolink, Union Pacific, BNSF
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see attachment
Other Location Info
See attachment for townships, ranges, and sections.

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 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), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Educational (80,000 gsf with 400 full-time and 800 part-time students), Other (associated utility/telecommunications infrastructure)
Local Actions
ground lease agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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