Rialto Habitat Nature Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rialto
Document Title
Rialto Habitat Nature Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use: General Industrial with a Specific Plan Overlay Zoning: Agua Mansa Specific Plan (Heavy Industrial (H-IND)) Land Use Designation)
Document Description
The City of Rialto (City) is proposing to construct the Rialto Habitat Nature Center (RHNC) located on the southern portion of the Rialto WWTP. The proposed Project would provide an approximately 13-acre outdoor public space including an approximately 10-acre non-contact/non-water craft lake consisting of two connected lakes, one mile of pedestrian perimeter trails, passive recreation, environmental education programming, and public outreach. The proposed Project would temporarily store reclaimed water from the WWTP to create the lake prior to it being discharged back into Rialto Channel via the existing discharge outlet pipe. In addition, public parking for the proposed project would be constructed on an approximately 0.15-acre vacant site, identified as APN 805-36-185A, located on the north side of Agua Mansa Road and directly west of the Agua Mansa Road crossing of the Rialto Channel. The parking location is approximately a quarter of a mile to the south of the RHNC site in the City of Colton and within San Bernardino County right-of-way.

Contact Information

Daniel Casey
Agency Name
City of Rialto
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
Santa Ana Avenue E/O Riverside Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-10 Freeway
Union Pacific
Colton Unified School District
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 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), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (Outdoor public non-contact/non-water craft lake)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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