South of Tule River Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Porterville
Document Title
South of Tule River Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The Project site has a City of Porterville 2030 General Plan (General Plan) land use designation of Low Density Residential, Parks, Education, and Retail Center. The Project site is in the RS-1 – Very Low Density Residential, RS-2 – Low Density Residential, CR – Retail Centers, and PK – Parks and Public Recreation Facilities zoning districts.
Document Description
South of Tule River (SoTu) Master Plan and the associated entitlements, including Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. X, General Plan Amendment (GPA) No. 2024-001, and Pre-zone/Rezone (RZ) No. 2024-001, is filed by the City of Porterville (Applicant) and pertains to 19 parcels that are located directly southwest of the city limits of the City of Porterville in the jurisdiction of the County of Tulare, California. The SoTu Project Site is generally bound to the north by the Tule River, to the south by State Route 190, to the east by State Route 65, and to the west by Westwood Street (“Project site”). The site totals approximately 447.30 gross acres. The site is identified by the Tulare County Assessor as APNs 259-150-001, 259-030-031,259-270-004, 259-030-011, 259-040-041, 259-040-044, 259-040-028, 259-040-027, 259-040-026, 259-040-025, 259-040-043, 259-040-042, 259-040-045, 259-040-046, 259-040-010, 259-040-039, 259-320-001, 259-370-058, and 259-320-002. CUP No. X facilitates the adoption of the SoTu Master Plan. GPA No. 2024-001 requests amendment of the existing land use designations to the mix of 10 different land uses proposed in the SoTu Master Plan. RZ No. 2024-001 requests a rezone from the existing zoning districts to zoning districts that are consistent with the proposed land use designation. No physical development is proposed.

Contact Information

Claudia Calderon
Agency Name
City of Porterville
Job Title
Acting Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Westwood Street and State Route 190
Total Acres
Parcel #
259-150-001, 259-030-031,259-270-004, 259-030-011, 259- 040-041, 259-040-044, 259-040-028, 259-0
State Highways
SR 190; SR 65
Porterville Municipal Airport
Summit Academy Charter, West Putnam School, Jim Maples Academy,
Tule River
33, 34
Other Location Info
Mount Diablo Base and Meridian

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (No physical development proposed )
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Master Plan, Prezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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 Agency(ies)]

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