Riverside Affordable Housing Development- 2524 Mulberry Street, Riverside


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Riverside Affordable Housing Development- 2524 Mulberry Street, Riverside
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Governor Newsom directed the California Department of General Services (DGS) to identify excess state properties as potential affordable housing development sites [Executive Order (N-06-19)]. Eden Housing was selected to develop a site in the City of Riverside under EO N-06-19 with up to 209 units of affordable housing that would be 100% affordable and income restricted to a range of lower-income households. The project will include approximately 59 studios and one to two bedroom units focused on senior households and approximately 150 multifamily units with a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, all of which would be affordable to extremely low and low income households. To serve residents’ needs, the development will also include a centrally located community room, management offices, mail and parcel room, laundry facilities, a building maintenance shop, storage, and surface parking. The development also includes common open spaces, such as a tot lot for families, BBQ and picnic areas to congregate in, space for a community garden, a bocce ball court, and covered tables for gathering. Development of this project development helps provide affordable housing identified necessary under N-06-19 and implements the State’s vision supporting a vibrant, sustainable community, and DGS intends to enter into a low-cost, long-term ground lease to allow for the residential construction and operation for the life of the development.

Contact Information

Jim Martone
Agency Name
State of California, Department of General Services
Job Title
Chief, Asset Management Branch
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Holding Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 60 and 91

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15183
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 provide that proposed projects that are consistent with a “community plan” (including the General Plan) and/or existing zoning for which an EIR was certified is exempt from CEQA, “except as might be necessary to examine whether there are project-specific significant effects which are peculiar to the Project or its site.” The Project is exempt because it is consistent with the City of Riverside's General Plan and Zoning use and intensity designations for the project site. The City certified an EIR (State Clearinghouse Number 2021040089) for its General Plan Update and zoning amendments that were adopted in 2021 in connection with the City's update of its Housing Element. After review of the Project and the certified EIR, DGS determined that the Project would not result in any significant impacts that: (1) are peculiar to the Project or its site; (2) were not identified as significant in the certified EIR; or (3) were previously identified significant effects but that would have a substantial increase in severity as compared to the certified EIR. Therefore, the Project is exempt from CEQA.
County Clerk


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