Merwin Property Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Moreno Valley
Document Title
Merwin Property Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Land Use Designation R2 Residential (R2); R5 Residential (R5); R10 Residential (R10); and Hillside Residential (HR). Zoned Residential Agriculture 2 District (two dwelling unit per acre) (RA2); Residential 5 District (R5); Residential 10 District (R10); and Hillside Residential District (HR)
Document Description
The Project site is located on the south side of Alessandro Boulevard, east of Merwin Street, and north of Cactus Avenue in southeast Moreno Valley, Riverside County, California and comprises approximately 100 acres of vacant undeveloped land. The land uses surrounding the Project site includes residential, agricultural, and open space uses. The proposed Project site is located near single-family residential uses to the west and south; agricultural lands to the west, north and east; and natural open space to the southeast. The Project includes the following discretionary actions under consideration by the City of Moreno Valley: • PEN23-0153 (General Plan Amendment) would amend the City of Moreno Valley General Plan Land Use Map to change the current land use designations from “R2 Residential” to “Business Park/Light Industrial” and “R5 Residential,” “R10 Residential,” and “Hillside Residential” to “R20 Residential” and “Parks/Open Space.” • PEN23-0154 (Change of Zone) would amend the City of Moreno Valley Zoning Map to change the current zoning from “Residential Agriculture 2 District (RA2)” to “Light Industrial (LI)” and “Residential 5 District (R5),” “Residential 10 District (R10),” and “Hillside Residential District” to “Residential 20 District (R20)” and “Open Space District (OS).” • PEN23-0152 (Plot Plan) provides a development plan for the development of an approximately 991,047 SF logistics building including 9,932 SF of office space on approximately 60 acres of the Project site. The logistics building site would include 181 truck trailer stalls at the northern and southern portions of the building, a total of 150 dock high door positions, and approximately 321 auto stalls (parking) on the west side of the building. • PEN23-0156 (Tentative Parcel Map) proposes a Vesting Tentative Parcel Map for the creation of two parcels for the logistics component and a future multi-family residential component. Note that the analysis in the EIR will be based on 1,100,000 SF with associated office space and other on-site infrastructure.

Contact Information

Kevin Thomas, CEP, ENV SP
Agency Name
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Shea-Michael Anti
Agency Name
Highland Fairview
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Moreno Valley
Cross Streets
Alessandro Boulevard, Merwin Street intersection, and north of Cactus Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 60
Ridge Crest Elementary School
3 West
San Bern

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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 Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Air Resources Board (ARB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Development Types
Residential (Units 618, Acres 40), Industrial (Sq. Ft. 1100000, Acres 60, Employees 440)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Archeological/Historical, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading, Toxic/Hazardous, Water Quality, Water Supply/Groundwater, Wetland/Riparian
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]
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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