E-Group PS Solar Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Twentynine Palms
Document Title
E-Group PS Solar Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Rural Living (RL0r), Single-Family Residential-Estate (RS-E)
Document Description
The Project as a whole encompasses 477± acres, and will include two General Plan Amendments (GPA), two Rezones (REZ), a Development Code Amendment (DCA), a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), and a Development Agreement. The GPAs include 1) General Plan text and map amendments to add a new Renewable Energy land use district, and apply it to the northern 241 acres of the Project site on the Land Use Map, and 2) a General Plan map amendment to re-designate the southern 236 acres of the Project site from Rural Living (RL-5) and Single-Family Residential – Estate (RS-E) to Single-Family Residential, 1 acre minimum (RS-1). The REZs include 1) adding a new Renewable Energy district, which also requires a DCA to create development standards and permitted uses, and applying it to the northern 241 acres of the Project site on the Zoning Map, and 2) a Zoning Map amendment to re-designate the southern 236 acres of the Project site from RL-5 and RS-E to RS-1. The Conditional Use Permit is to allow the solar project to be constructed on the northern portion of the site. The Development Agreement is to address community benefit responsibilities of the applicant.

Contact Information

Keith Gardner
Agency Name
City of Twentynine Palms
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Nicole Sauviat Criste
Agency Name
Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc.
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Twentynine Palms
San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
North of Two Mile Road and west of Noel Knolls Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
0612-210-05 and 0612-201-01

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (There are no plans to build residential units at this time.)(Units 1, Acres 236), Power:Solar (Megawatts 50)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 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, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


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 Agency(ies)]

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