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Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. 534

Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report


A Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final Supplemental EIR) No. 534 (SCH No. 2014011009) for the San Gorgonio Crossing Project (PP25337, CZ07799, PM36564, and GPA01079) has been completed and is now available. The Final Supplemental EIR is a supplement to the Final EIR for this Project, certified by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on October 24, 2017. The Final Supplemental EIR addresses comments submitted in response to the Draft Supplemental EIR during the comment period (December 16, 2019, to January 30, 2020).

The Final EIR and MMRP can be found by clicking HERE

The Draft EIR can be found by clicking HERE

NOA of Final SEIR No. 534
 

Project Information

 
After the Final EIR for this Project was certified, two entities filed legal actions challenging the EIR, which were consolidated and heard by the Riverside Superior Court. On February 7, 2019, in the case titled Cherry Valley Pass Acres and Neighbors and Environmental Planning Group v. the County of Riverside, the Court ordered the Respondent County of Riverside (County) to (1) address in its Final EIR the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) include in the Final EIR a further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives. The Court further ordered that (1) the remainder of the Final EIR certified on October 24, 2017, is in full compliance with CEQA and remains certified, and (2) the project approvals are valid and shall remain in place.

In compliance with the Court order, the County prepared a Draft Supplemental EIR. On December 16, 2019, an NOA was made available and the Draft Supplemental EIR was published by the County. The Draft Supplemental EIR (1) analyzed the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) provided further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives to ensure that the Projects’ energy use is not inefficient, wasteful, or unnecessary in accordance with Appendix F. There were no other changes to the project or environmental circumstances that required additional environmental review under CEQA (Public Resources Code Section 21000, et seq.), State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations [CCR] Title 14 § 15000, et seq.), or the County’s rules and regulations. Comments on the Draft Supplemental EIR were accepted from December 16, 2019, to January 20, 2020; comments related to the two issue areas outlined above are addressed in the Final Supplemental EIR.

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside will consider certifying the Final Supplemental EIR at a public hearing in regular session at the County Administrative Center Board Chambers, 4080 Lemon Street, 1st Floor, Riverside, CA, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

PROJECT LOCATION: The Project is located in Township 2 South, Range 1 West, Section 30, along the north side of Cherry Valley Boulevard and east of the Interstate 10 Freeway (I-10), between the cities of Calimesa and Beaumont, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County, California. 

ISSUES ADDRESSED IN THE DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL EIR:
As described above, the Supplemental EIR (1) analyzes the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) provides further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives to ensure that the Projects’ energy use is not inefficient, wasteful, or unnecessary in accordance with Appendix F. Comments on the Draft Supplemental EIR were accepted between December 16, 2019, and January 20, 2020. These comments were addressed in the Final Supplemental EIR. There were no revisions to the Draft Supplemental EIR that were requested or that were necessary as a result of public comments.

LOCATION OF PROJECT DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Final Supplemental EIR and all pertinent and related project documents and technical appendices are available online at: http://Planning.rctlma.org under “Ongoing Projects”

The Final Supplemental EIR will also be available at the following locations:

Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Calimesa Public Library
974 Calimesa Boulevard
Calimesa CA 92320
Beaumont Public Library
125 E 8th Street
Beaumont CA 92223

 

Contact Information


Brett Dawson, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501
(951) 955-0972

BDawson@rivco.org

Final Supplemental EIR Documents (PDF)

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. 534

Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report


A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (Draft Supplemental EIR) No. 534 for the San Gorgonio Crossing Project (PP25337, CZ07799, PM36564, and GPA01079) has been completed and is now available for public review. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors originally certified the Final EIR for this Project on October 24, 2017. The original Final EIR can be found by clicking here.

Project Information

 
After the Final EIR for this Project was certified, two entities filed legal actions challenging the EIR, which were consolidated and heard by the Riverside Superior Court. On February 7, 2019, in the case titled Cherry Valley Pass Acres and Neighbors and Environmental Planning Group v. the County of Riverside, the Court ordered the Respondent County of Riverside (County) to (1) address in its Final EIR the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) include in the Final EIR a further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives.

The Court further ordered that (1) the remainder of the Final EIR certified on October 24, 2017, is in full compliance with CEQA and remains certified, and (2) the project approvals are valid and shall remain in place. Therefore, the County has prepared a Draft Supplemental EIR that (1) analyzes the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) provides further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives to ensure that the Projects’ energy use is not inefficient, wasteful, or unnecessary in accordance with Appendix F. There are no other changes to the project or environmental circumstances that require additional environmental review under CEQA (Public Resources Code Section 21000, et seq.), State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations [CCR] Title 14 § 15000, et seq.), or the County’s rules and regulations.

The Draft Supplemental EIR contains only the information necessary to make the previous Final EIR adequate for the San Gorgonio Project. This meets the requirements for supplemental environmental analysis under Section 15163 of the CEQA Guidelines.

Comments should be limited to only the two issue areas outlined above that are being reviewed within this Draft Supplemental EIR.

PROJECT LOCATION: The Project is located in Township 2 South, Range 1 West, Section 30, along the north side of Cherry Valley Boulevard and east of the Interstate 10 Freeway (I-10), between the cities of Calimesa and Beaumont, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County, California. 

ISSUES ADDRESSED IN THE DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL EIR:
As described above, the Supplemental EIR (1) analyzes the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recommendation to maximize the use of solar panels and provide an explanation as to why the mitigation measure was not adopted, and (2) provides further analysis of the Project’s projected transportation energy use requirements and, in particular, its overall use of efficient transportation alternatives to ensure that the Projects’ energy use is not inefficient, wasteful, or unnecessary in accordance with Appendix F. There are no other changes to the project or environmental circumstances that require additional environmental review under CEQA (Public Resources Code Section 21000, et seq.), State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations [CCR] Title 14 § 15000, et seq.), or the County’s rules and regulations.

LOCATION OF PROJECT DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIR and related project documents and technical appendices are available below. The Draft Supplemental EIR will also be available at the following locations:

Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Calimesa Public Library
974 Calimesa Boulevard Calimesa CA 92320

Beaumont Public Library
125 E 8th Street Beaumont CA 92223

Comment Period


Comments on the adequacy of the analysis included in the Draft Supplemental EIR may be made in writing, indicating the section(s) of concern. The project name and number should be noted on all correspondence and the comment should indicate if you would like to be notified of public hearings. Please provide your written response to the Riverside County Planning Department’s address shown below by 5:00 pm, January 30, 2020.

Comments should be limited to only the two issue areas outlined above that are being reviewed within this Draft Supplemental EIR.

Contact Information

 

Brett Dawson, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501
(951) 955-0972

BDawson@rivco.org

Draft Supplemental EIR Documents (PDF)

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. 534

Notice

 

San Gorgonio Crossings, Final Environmental Impact Report No. 534, General Plan Amendment No. 1079, Change of Zone No. 7799, Plot Plan No. 25337, Parcel Map No. 36564 (State Clearinghouse Number 2014011009).

Project Information

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY: The County of Riverside Planning Department will serve as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will coordinate the public review of a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) that will evaluate the potential significant environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project. TSG Cherry Valley, LP (project proponent) is proposing to process the above referenced entitlement actions through Riverside County in order to develop PP 25337 which is an industrial distribution facility consisting of two industrial buildings totaling 1,823,760 square feet, with 306 bay doors 30,000 square feet of office space, located on 229 gross acres, of which approximately 140.23 acres would be included within the developed portion of the project, and 84.8 acres would remain as natural open space (approximately 36 percent of the project site).. The proposed GPA would revise the land use designation from Community Development: Very Low Density Residential (CD:VLDR)(1 Acre Minimum) and Rural: Rural Mountainous (R:RM)(10 Acre Minimum) to Community Development:  Light Industrial (CD:LI)(0.25 – 0.60 Floor Area Ratio) Community Development: Public Facility (CD:PF) and Open Space: Open Space Recreation (OS:OS-R) and Rural: Rural Mountainous (R:RM) (10 Acre Minimum).  The Change of Zone proposes to change the existing zoning from Controlled Development Areas (W-2) to Industrial Park (I-P).  The Parcel Map proposes to subdivide 229 gross acres into four parcels. The property is located northerly of Cherry Valley Boulevard, easterly of Interstate 10 and westerly of Vineland Street, within the Cherry Valley Policy Area, Cherry Valley Gateway Policy Area and the Pass Area Plan. APNs 407-220-004, 007, 008, 009, 014, 016, 017, and APNs 407-270-012,407-270-013 are not part of the project, but are part of improvements related to the project. 

 PROJECT LOCATION: The property is located northerly of Cherry Valley Boulevard, easterly of Interstate 10 and westerly of Vineland Street, within the Cherry Valley Policy Area, Cherry Valley Gateway Policy Area and the Pass Area Plan. 

Contact Information

 

Brett Dawson, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501
(951) 955-0972

BDawson@rivco.org

Recirculated Draft EIR Documents (PDF)


EIR Title Page
EIR Table of Contents
EIR Acronyms
EIR Executive Summary
Section 1.00 - Introduction
Section 2.00 - Project Description
Section 3.00 - Environmental Impact Analysis
Section 3.01 - Aesthetics
Section 3.02 - Agriculture
Section 3.03 - Air Quality
Section 3.04 - Biological Resources
Section 3.05 - Cultural Resources (Confidential) - Please contact project planner at (951) 955-0972.
Section 3.06 - Geology and Soils
Section 3.07 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Section 3.08 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Section 3.09 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Section 3.10 - Land Use and Planning
Section 3.11 - Mineral Resources
Section 3.12 - Noise
Section 3.13 - Population and Housing
Section 3.14 - Public Services
Section 3.15 - Recreation
Section 3.16 - Transportation and Traffic
Section 3.17 - Utilities and Service Systems
Section 4.00 - Cumulative Impact Analysis
Section 5.00 - Other CEQA Considerations
Section 6.00 - Alternatives to the Proposed Project
Section 7.00 - Persons and Organizations Consulted
Section 8.00 - List of Preparers
Section 9.00 - References

Recirculated Draft EIR Technical Appendices


Appendix Title Page
Appendix Table of Contents
Appendix A - Notice of Preparation
Appendix B - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
Appendix C - Biological Resources
Appendix D - Cultural Resources (Confidential) - Please contact project planner at (951) 955-0972.
Appendix E - Geology and Soils
Appendix F - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix G - Hydrology and Water Quality
Appendix H - Noise
Appendix I - Traffic Study
Appendix J - Fiscal Impact Analysis

Appendix K - Comparison of 2003 and 2015 General Plans

Economic Impact

Final EIR

 

Final EIR Responses to Comments

 

Other Documents:

October 17, 2017 Comment Memo

October 17, 2017 Memo