Aquabella Specific Plan Amendment Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Moreno Valley
Document Title
Aquabella Specific Plan Amendment Project
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Present Land Use
The site is currently identified as the Aquabella Specific Plan site which includes up to 2,922 single-family and multifamily homes, 2,702 of which were to be age-restricted; 25 acres of commercial area; 40 acres of lakes; a 300-room hotel; and other infrastructure, circulation, open space, facilities, and amenities. The 2040 General Plan Land Use and Community Character Element designates the central Project site as Downtown Center (DC), Aquabella Specific Plan. The two additional parcels (totaling 14.6 acres) are designated R-5 Residential under the 2040 General Plan, which allows for single-family detached housing of 5 units/acre. The Zoning Map designates the central Project site as Downtown Center-Specific Plan (DC-SP), SP 218, indicating its zoning is Downtown Center and SP 218. The two additional parcels are zoned as R-5, Suburban Residential.
Document Description
Project entitlements will include a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Change of Zone, and Development Agreement. The Project would continue to implement a mixed-use residential community on the Project site with commercial uses, a lake complex and lake promenade, and other amenities, while modifying residential uses to better help the City meet local and regional housing goals. The Aquabella Specific Plan Amendment would provide a comprehensive update to land use and other plans, site development standards, design guidelines, and implementation measures necessary to implement the new vision for the Aquabella mixed-use planned community. The proposed Project would amend SP 218 to guide the development of the remaining undeveloped portions of the Specific Plan area with multi-family and workforce housing options, while providing a town center for recreation, shopping, and entertainment. The proposed Project also includes the potential development of a school site on a parcel designated Residential 5 (R5) on the Project site’s eastern boundary. The 770.5-acre Project would include phased development of 15,000 residential units and workforce housing options for all ages and income levels; a 49,900 square foot (sf) mixed-use commercial and retail town center; 80 acres of parks (comprised of a 40-acre lake, a 15-acre lake promenade, and an additional 25 acres of parks); and 40 acres of schools, with up to three elementary school sites and one middle school site. Updated public services and facilities; infrastructure improvements; and other amenities would also be included.

Contact Information

Kirt Coury
Agency Name
City of Moreno Valley
Job Title
Case Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Moreno Valley
Cross Streets
Cactus Avenue and Nason Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
486-280-060; 486-280-056; 486-280-057; 486-300-012-013; 486-310-014; 486-310-035; et all
State Highways
Vista del Lago HS, Landmark MS, La Jolla ES
Lake Perris
15, 16

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 Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 15000, Acres 528), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 49900, Acres 25, Employees 75), Educational (40 ac of schools; up to three elementary and one middle school), Recreational (80 acres of parks and lakes)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, 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, 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


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