Residential Infill Priority Area Overlay Zone (RIPAOZ) Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Calimesa
Document Title
Residential Infill Priority Area Overlay Zone (RIPAOZ) Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Vacant/Residential/ Commercial
Document Description
The City of Calimesa is proposing a “Residential Infill Priority Area Overlay Zone” (RIPAOZ) on 36 properties (proposed Project). The City was awarded a grant by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) SB 2 program to prepare the RIPAOZ Project in order to up-zone certain residential properties identified by the City to allow for higher density development including duplexes, townhomes, condos, and a limited amount of apartments by-right. The City was further awarded a supplementary grant by HCD Local Early Action Grants program, also referred to as the “LEAP” program, to assist in the preparation and adoption of planning documents and process improvements that accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance to implement the sixth cycle of the regional housing need assessment. The Project will revise the existing municipal code and amend the general plan to include an overlay zone allowing for higher residential densities to meet City and State goals to provide increased housing. The intent of the environmental document is to address the change between the existing residential development allowed by right per the city’s Zoning Ordinance and General Plan and the change in conditions of the proposed RIPAOZ.

Contact Information

Kelly Lucia
Agency Name
City of Calimesa
Job Title
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Avenue L, 5th Street, 2nd Street, Bryant Street, Douglas Street, Buena Mesa Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

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 Transportation, District 8 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Residential (Units 2156, Acres 87.26)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, 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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