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IKT Temple Project (PUP210002, TPM38214)

IKT Template Project (PUP210002, TPM38214, CEQ210003)

Notice of Availability for Final Environmental Assessment NO. CEQ210003


PUBLIC USE PERMIT NO. 210002 and TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 38214 – Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQ210003) – Applicant: Birkin Construction, LLC. c/o Robert Ritner and Richard Chou – Engineer/Representative: Creative Design Associates, Inc. c/o Kenneth Pang – First Supervisorial District – Woodcrest Zoning District – Lake Mathews/Woodcrest Area Plan: Rural Community: Very Low Density Residential (RC: VLDR) and Open Space: Conservation (OS: C) – Location: North of Markham Street, South of Landin Lane, East of Cole Avenue, and West of Barton Street – 30.79 Gross Acres – Zoning: Residential Agricultural – 1 Acre Minimum (R-A-1) and Controlled Development Areas – 10 Acres Minimum (W-2-10) – REQUEST: Public Use Permit No. 210002 is a proposal to construct a temple facility on 30.79 gross acres and totaling 53,466 sqft. The temple facility would consist of the follow buildings: an exhibition building with reception area and restrooms; a main prayer hall; a 2-story auditorium; two meeting room buildings; an office building; a Sunday school building with rooms; a dining hall with a kitchen and laundry room; a library building; and an ensuite building consisting of 6 bedrooms and kitchen. The project proposes 248 parking spaces. The eastern portion of the proposed project site is within a Conservation area and would not be disturbed. Tentative Parcel Map No. 38214 is a proposal for a 4 parcel Schedule J Map of 30.79 gross acres for future residential subdivision (266-320-025). 

By this notice, the County is announcing the opening of the 20-day comment period (April 26, 2022, to May 16, 2022). All written comments must be received in writing by May 16, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. (end of the 20-day public review period). Please send all comments via mail to Riverside County Planning Department, Attention: Tim Wheeler, 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501 OR via email to
(subject line: “PUP210003 MND”)

PROJECT LOCATION:The proposed 30.79 gross acre project is located within the unincorporated Riverside County and consists of one parcel (266-320-025). The Project site is north of Markham Street, south of Landin Lane, east of Cole Avenue, and west of Barton Street. 

Contact Information

Tim Wheeler, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501

Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Documents


CEQ210003 IS/Environmental Assessment Document
Appendix A – Project Rendering and Engineering
Appendix B – Air GHG CAP 5-6-21
Appendix C1 – Bio-MSHCP
Appendix C2 – Burrowing Owl Focused Survey Report
Appendix D – Phase 1 Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix E1 – Geotechnical Engineering Investigation
Appendix E2 – Addendum Report to Geotechnical Engineering Investigation
Appendix F1 – Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment - Rev 082421
Appendix F2 – Limited Site Investigation
Appendix G – Airport Land Use Consistency
Appendix H1 – Preliminary Drainage Report
Appendix H2 – Project Specific WQMP
Appendix I – Noise Analysis Rev 11-30-21
Appendix J1 – Traffic Impact Analysis
Appendix J2 – Vehicles Miles Traveled
Appendix K – Will Serve Letter