The project site is at 1850 North E Street in the City of San Bernardino. It includes a 1.8-acre undeveloped vacant lot and approximately 0.5 acre of roadway that extends from the northern border of the vacant lot to the north side of 17th Street (approximately 2.3 acres total). The portion of the project site that includes the vacant lot consists mainly of bare or exposed soil, ruderal vegetation (e.g., weeds and low nonnative grasses), 37 live trees, and 3 deceased trees. Two trees are along 17th Street and two are along F Street. A fence lines the perimeter of the site. A 64-inch-high concrete masonry unit (CMU) block wall borders the project site to the east, separating the vacant lot from the residential uses. An 8-foot-high CMU block wall sits perpendicular to the west side of the project site and is attached to a fence crossing F Street.
The District proposes to construct a 13,938-square-foot one-story child development center. The center would include classrooms with a total capacity of approximately 120 pre-kindergarten and 48 transitional kindergarten students. It would also include indoor play and dining rooms, administration offices, and support spaces. Exterior spaces include outdoor learning spaces, playgrounds, and planted areas. Other project features include site furnishings, fencing enclosing the development center and playgrounds, solar panels, and a trash enclosure with roof. An eight-foot-high CMU block wall would be constructed along the southern edge of the project site to separate the play area from the alleyway. Other site improvements would include new utility service connections and additional hardscape and landscape improvements along the north and south sides of 17th Street and the east side F Street.
Parking would consist of 18 new stalls with striping. A speed table and bus drop-off area with striping would be along 17th Street on the south edge of the existing high school parking lot. Driveways crossing the southwestern and northeastern portion of the site would be paved for fire access. Vehicular access to the west end of the facility’s parking lot/circulation aisle would be from F Street and 17th Street, and access to the east end of the circulation aisle would be from E Street and 17th Street. A gated entrance to the school campus (for both the high school and the proposed child development center) is at the existing “L”-shaped intersection of F Street and 17th Street. As proposed, project implementation is permitted under the general plan land use and zoning designations of the project site.