Shirk & Riggin Industrial Park Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Visalia
Document Title
Shirk & Riggin Industrial Park Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Use: Agriculture. County of Tulare Zoning Designation: AE-40. City of Visalia Land Use Designation: Light Industrial and Industrial.
Document Description
The Project Applicant is proposing to convert existing agricultural lands and develop the approximately 284-acre Project site into an industrial park, consisting of eight industrial buildings used for warehouse, distribution, and light manufacturing; six flex industrial buildings; two drive-thru restaurants; a convenience store; a recreational vehicle (RV) and self-storage facility; and a car wash. The total building footprint is approximately 3,820,000 square feet. The Project site would include sufficient amounts of trailer stalls and car parking stalls to serve the proposed uses in accordance with applicable City requirements. Access would be provided via four access points along Shirk Street, five access points along Riggin Avenue, and five access points along Kelsey Street. On-site orchards would need to be removed, and that appropriate landscaping and lighting would be incorporated into the overall site design consistent with applicable City requirements and guidelines.

Contact Information

Brandon Smith
Agency Name
City of Visalia
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Riggin Avenue, Shirk Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
077-840-001, 077-840-002, and 077-840-003
State Highways
Visalia Municipal Airport
Oak Grove Elementary School, Ridgeview Middle School, Denton Ele
Saint Johns River

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 3820000, Acres 284, Employees 4100)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Prezone, Use Permit, Annexation
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


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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