The County of Riverside, as lead agency and in accordance with requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has determined that project General Plan Amendment No. 200007, Change of Zone No. 2000028, Tentative Parcel Map No. 38551 and Plot Plan No. 220039 (for the scope of work detailed below) may have a significant effect on the environment and accordingly that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) must be prepared. This notice is to advise that the EIR will be prepared and that an associated “scoping meeting” has been scheduled on Monday, February 6 at 1:30 PM (or as soon as possible thereafter) for purpose of providing information about the Project, and to solicit input regarding the scope of information to be analyzed in the draft document. The scoping meeting will be held at the County of Riverside Administrative Center located at 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501
Pursuant to requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), agencies, surrounding property owners and the interested public shall have 30 days to provide comment on this Notice of Preparation (NOP), from January 30, 2023, until March 1, 2023 at close of business. All comments on the NOP must be received in writing, sent to Riverside County Planning Department, Attention: Jose Merlan (Principal Planner) at 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501, or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.The public may also attend the scoping meeting scheduled for Monday February 6, 2023 at 1:30 PM (or as soon as possible thereafter) and provide verbal comment to the same effect. The scoping meeting will be held at the County of Riverside Administrative Center located at 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501.
The Project as consists of applications for a General Plan Amendment (GPA 200007), Change of Zone (CZ 2000028), Tentative Parcel Map (PP 220039), and Plot Plan (PP 220039) to allow for future development of a 46.13-acre property located east of Temescal Canyon Road and Interstate 15 (I-15), and southeast and southwest of Dawson Canyon Road. Approximately 33.73 acres of the Project site are proposed for development with seven (7) light industrial warehouse buildings ranging in size from 33,820 square feet (s.f.) 183,090 s.f. together providing a total building area of 637,718 s.f. Other features in the development area include vehicular drive aisles, parking areas, truck courts, landscaping, lighting, and signage. Approximately 1.82 acres in the northern corner of the Project site would be dedicated to the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Reserve System for long-term conservation. Additionally, as part of the Project the Coldwater Canyon Wash drainage channel would be realigned from the western Project site boundary to the southeastern Project site boundary on approximately 6.87 acres of the Project site. Approximately 3.10 aces would be dedicated for both the interim and ultimate realignment of Temescal Canyon Road along the southwestern boundary of the Project site. Approximately 0.61-acre in the northern portion of the site would be dedicated as right-of-way for the northwest/southeast-aligned portion of Dawson Canyon Road (“Dawson Canyon Road South”). Access to the site is proposed via two driveways along the realigned Temescal Canyon Road, one driveway along the southwest/ northeast-aligned portion of Dawson Canyon Road (“Dawson Canyon Road North), and four driveways along Dawson Canyon Road South. Governmental approvals requested by the Project Applicant from Riverside County to implement the Project consist of the following:
- Adoption by resolution of a General Plan Amendment (GPA 200007)
- Adoption by ordinance of a Change of Zone (CZ 2000028)
- Approval by resolution of Tentative Parcel Map No. 38551 (TPM 38551)
- Approval by resolution of Plot Plan No. 220039 (PPT 220039)
PROJECT LOCATION: Southeast corner of the Temescal Canyon Rd. and Dawson Canyon Rd. Intersection, east of Interstate 15.