Mountain Transit Facility Relocation CUP

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Big Bear Lake
Document Title
Mountain Transit Facility Relocation CUP
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial – General (C-2)
Document Description
Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (“MT”) (“Project Applicant”) is a public transit agency that primarily serves the rural communities in the San Bernardino Mountains, including the Big Bear Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs; and the City of Big Bear Lake. The current facilities located at 41939 Fox Farm Road in the City of Big Bear Lake, and 621 Forest Shade Road, Crestline, are both under-sized and have a variety of challenges that make service provisions difficult. In addition, MT is experiencing a growth in service and ridership, with expansions in fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride service in Big Bear Valley (BBV) and a ridership increase (not including service expansion) of 1.32% annually. MT proposed the following service expansions in their 2016 Short Range Transit Plan: RIM trolley/summer weekend service expansion, RIM Dial-A-Ride expansion, BBV fixed route expansion, BBV resort expansion, BBV Off-the-Mountain (OTM) expansion, leasing buses for the Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) service during winter months, and BBV Dial-A-Ride expansion. To accommodate the projected service increase, MT proposes to relocate operations from the current locations to 170 Business Center Drive in the City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County. The relocation would require approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to develop a comprehensive administrative, bus storage, and bus maintenance facility at the proposed Project Site. The 3.55-acre Project Site is located on the northwest corner of Business Center Drive and Sandalwood Drive and consists of Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APN) 2328-021-12 and -13.

Contact Information

Andrew Mellon
Agency Name
City of Big Bear Lake
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Business Center Drive and Sandalwood Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
2328-021-12, 2328-021-13
State Highways
Big Bear Airport
Big Bear Middle School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Other (public transit relocation )
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
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, 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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