San Jacinto Commerce Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Calimesa
Document Title
San Jacinto Commerce Center
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural Uses
Document Description
The approximate 660 acre Project Footprint consists of an approximately 514-acre “Project site” and approximately 146-acres of “offsite improvement areas”. The Project site is located within Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, and 30, Township 4 South and Range 1 West of the San Bernardino Baseline and Meridian, identified on the Lakeview, California USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Map and encompasses Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs): 432-030-006, 432-030-010, 432-030-011 and 432-030-012. The offsite improvement areas are located within unimproved and partially improved rights-of-ways (ROWs). The proposed Project would replace the Villages of San Jacinto Specific Plan (VSJ SP) with the San Jacinto Commerce Center Specific Plan (SJCC SP), change the underlying General Plan Land Use and Zoning designations, provide an updated Zoning Ordinance, subdivide the Project site into 13 parcels, and include a Development Agreement (DA); all to provide a plan for future implementing development projects. The proposed Project proposes the entitlements necessary for the planning of future development speculative industrial warehouse buildings, ancillary and complementary uses, associated parking, landscaping, amenity spaces, trails, bike paths, and infrastructure necessary to support future development on the approximately 514-acre Project site. The approximately 146 acres of offsite improvement areas would be planned for future utility, drainage, and roadway improvements necessary to support future development. The offsite improvement areas are located within unimproved and partially improved rights-of-ways (ROWs). The intent of the SJCC SP is to provide high quality industrial land uses to serve existing and future residents, employees, and businesses of the City of San Jacinto and Riverside County. The goal of the SJCC SP is to ensure economic viability, functional integrity, and a positive aesthetic impact on the surrounding community. The proposed SJCC SP will guide the buildout of the Project site through seven planning areas (PAs). The SP would provide for land uses with interrelated opportunities and consist of industrial (I) and Public (P) land use designations. The Industrial land use designation would allow for future industrial warehouse buildings, ancillary and complementary uses, parking, landscaping, amenity spaces, trails, bike paths, and infrastructure necessary to support future implementing development. A portion of industrial tenant space may also be utilized for office or retail space or ancillary support services. Other uses that are determined to be compatible with the primary Industrial use may be allowed by the SJCC SP. The average overall intensity of development will provide a floor area ratio (FAR) of up to 0.55. The SJCC SP also includes two Overlays which would allow for additional uses as permitted by the SJCC specific to certain PA’s or additional design requirements as defined below: • Industrial Support Overlay (ISO). This overlay would allow for industrial/business support services, including, but not limited to food service, gas stations, and limited retail uses within the SJCC SP without affecting the integrity of areas available for industrial uses. • Sanderson Avenue Restricted Overlay (SO). This overlay is intended to provide additional design guidance to support the corridor along Sanderson Avenue. The SO would restrict certain heavier industrial and outdoor uses by establishing a maximum building height of 60 feet from within the first 300 feet of Sanderson Avenue. If a portion of a building falls within the Sanderson Overlay area, the restrictions will apply to any outdoor component of the use within the 300' buffer that has the potential for visual impacts. Drainage infrastructure within the SO will require landscape screening. The SJCC SP would also include open space areas, amenity areas, requirements for pedestrian connections and a proposed 12-foot wide trail along Sanderson Avenue.

Contact Information

Kevin White
Agency Name
City of San Jacinto
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jacinto
Cross Streets
Ramona Boulevard (Record Road), Odell Avenue, Sanderson Avenue, and Cottonwood Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Megan Cope Elementary School
San Jacinto River, Casa Loma Canal, San Diego Canal

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 Conservation (DOC), 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 Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 9000000, Acres 448, Employees 8737), Other (Public - Flood Control and Open Space - 66 acres )
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, 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


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

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