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Cultural Heritage Board - November 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Planning Commission - November 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

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CBU Specific Plan Amendment

Proposal by California Baptist University (CBU) for a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Rezone, and an Environmental Impact Report to facilitate CBU campus expansion, consisting of approximately 400,000 square feet of academic, recreation, and student housing facilities and 805,000 square feet of parking structure(s) with integrated office space, and accommodate the projected student enrollment through 2025, on approximately 167 acres, located at 8432 Magnolia Avenue, generally bounded by Adams Street, Diana Avenue, Monroe Street, and Magnolia Avenue.

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The Exchange Project

Proposal by Jim Guthrie of AFG, LLC for a proposed mixed-use development, on 35.4 acres, consisting of the following uses: 1) 482 multi-family residential dwelling units; 2) 49,000 square feet of commercial lease space; 3) two hotels with 229 guest rooms; 4) Recreational Vehicle (RV) overnight parking; 5) incidental outdoor entertainment and activities (e.g. farmers market, car shows); and 6) freeway oriented signs. Implementation of this project requires following entitlements: an Environmental Impact Report, a General Plan Amendment, a Zoning Code Amendment, a Site Plan Review, Conditional Use Permits for hotels, RV parking, a drive-thru restaurant, incidental entertainment and a vehicle fueling station, a Design Review, a Parcel Map, a Minor Conditional Use Permit, and a Grading Exception for retaining walls exceeding six feet in height, not visible from public view. The project site is generally bounded by Orange Street to the west, Strong Street to the north, State Route 60 to the south and Interstate 215 to the east.

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Canyon Springs Healthcare Campus Specific Plan and Amendment to the Canyon Springs Business Park Specific Plan

Proposal by TDA Investment Group for a Healthcare Campus, a phased development on 50.85 vacant acres, consisting of the following uses: 1) a 280-bed, 5-story with penthouse hospital; 2) five, 2 to 4-story medical office buildings medical office buildings, ranging in size from 40,000 to 100,000 square feet; 3) a 234 -unit, 3-story senior housing facility; 4) a 290-bed, 3-story independent living/memory care, assisted living, and skilled nursing facility; and 5) two, 4-level parking structures. The entitlements for the project include: a General Plan Amendment, a proposed Canyon Springs Healthcare Campus Specific Plan, a Specific Plan Amendment, a Zoning Code Amendment, and an Environmental Impact Report. The project site is generally bordered by Corporate Centre Place to the north, Day Street to the east, Eucalyptus Avenue to the south, and Valley Springs Parkway to the west

City Council Meeting
February 14, 2017

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Sycamore Canyon Business Park Final EIR

Proposal by Hillwoood Enterprises L.P. and Magnon Company for a General Plan Amendment, Tentative Parcel Map No. 36879, Minor Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, Variance for reduced number of parking spaces, Grading Exceptions for creation of slopes in excess of 20 feet in height, and an Environmental Impact Report for the construction of two buildings, 1,012,995 and 352,174 square feet, proposed to operate as a distribution center, on approximately 76 gross acres, located west of Sycamore Canyon Boulevard at the western terminus of Dan Kipper Drive, west of Lance Drive, within the Sycamore Canyon Business Park Specific Plan.


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Comprehensive Sign Code Update

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Downtown Specific Plan Update

Downtown Specific Plan Update
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Environmental Impact Report

Riverside Community Hospital DEIR and Specific Plan

Proposal by the Riverside Community Hospital for a Specific Plan and an Environmental Impact Report for the development of a phased campus master plan to guide the future expansion of the hospital campus over a 30-year period on approximately 22.5 acres, currently developed with the Riverside Community Hospital, located at 4445 Magnolia Avenue

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Riverside Community Hospital Final EIR and Specific Plan

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Rentals of Room Permit Agreement.

Attention all Residents and Property Owners.
The Rental of Rooms in the City of Riverside is limited to no more than 4 individuals in any single-family residential dwelling. On August 13, 2013, the Riverside City Council adopted an urgency ordinance requiring property owners and managers to obtain a Room Rental Permit if they plan on renting to 3 or 4 individuals. This permit is free and must be renewed annually. To obtain a copy of the permit, please visit Rental of Rooms Application. Applications can be made in person between the hours of 7:30 and 5:00pm. Mailed or faxed copies are accepted and will be returned via e-mail to the e-mail address provided (be sure it is legible). A Rental of Room permit is not required for the renting to 1 or 2 individuals. Should you have any questions, please contact our public information desk at (951) 826-5371 or Thank you for your continued investment in the City of Riverside.

Title Reports Required for Planning Submittals

Effective December 3, 2012, a Title Report will be required to accompany all planning submittals including Administrative, Planning Commission and Cultural Heritage Board projects. The Title Report must be dated within 6 months of submittal and include all Schedule B listings (easements, covenants, restrictions, etc.). The Title Report will replace the requirement for providing a copy of the Grant Deed and is important in order to communicate information necessary for determining completeness consistent with the Permit Streamlining Act and to ensure efficient processing (i.e., without delay). For more information, please contact the Planner on Duty at or by calling us at (951) 826-5371.

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California Baptist University Specific Plan

On March 26, 2013 the City Council approved the California Baptist University (CBU) Specific Plan. The CBU Specific Plan provides a shared vision and context for future development at CBU as well as defines the development framework for the Specific Plan area, and establishes the design guidelines, development criteria and measures necessary to implement the Specific Plan.

The California Baptist University Specific Plan is available by clicking the link below:
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Draft Marketplace Specific Plan and Draft University Avenue Specific Plan

The City of Riverside Planning Division is pleased to announce that both the Draft Marketplace Specific Plan and the Draft University Avenue Specific Plan are available for review by clicking the links below.

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Gless Ranch DEIR

Proposal by Harvey Partners, LLC for an environmental impact report related to the proposed establishment of a commercial/retail shopping center consisting of and approximately 138, 516 square-foot “Target” store, an approximately 124,076 square-foot home improvement center with an approximately 11,557 square-foot outdoor garden center, and approximately 125,608 square feet of within up to 13 additional single and/or multiple tenant retail buildings on an approximately 40 acre site currently utilized as a citrus grove ,located at the southwest corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Barton Road.

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Walmart Expansion DEIR

Proposal by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust for an Environmental Impact Report to remove the existing Tire and Lube Express facility and relocate the Garden Center to facilitate a 22,272 square foot expansion on the east side of the existing 125,827 square foot Walmart building, located at 5200 Van Buren Boulevard.

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Magnolia Avenue Specific Plan

On November 10, 2009 the City Council approved the Magnolia Avenue Specific Plan which includes Objectives and Policies, Development Standards and Design Guidelines to guide future development along the Magnolia Avenue corridor extending from the western City limits to Riverside Community College.

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Proposal by Western Realco for an Environmental Impact Report

Proposal by Western Realco for an Environmental Impact Report to develop 36.91 acres of an 80.07 acre vacant property with a business center for light industrial, warehouse distribution, and office uses.  As part of this project, 36.23 acres would be dedicated to the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department for incorporation into the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park.

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Fox Plaza Project

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available. The City Council considered and certified the EIR on June 10th.

Good Neighbor Guidelines for Warehouse Distribution Facilities

The Western Riverside Council of Governments and the Regional Air Quality Task Force developed and adopted the Good Neighbor Guidelines in 2005. The Guidelines were designed to help minimize the impacts of diesel particulate matter (PM) from on-road trucks associated with warehouses and distribution centers on existing communities and sensitive receptors located in the region. The City Council adopted the City of Riverside Good Neighbor Guidelines on October 14, 2008.

Riverside Arroyo Watershed Policy Committee Report

Recommended policies and practices are intended to assist the Planning Departments of the City and County of Riverside in making land use decisions with watershed implications across adjoining boundaries.

Residential Infill Incentive Program

The development, redevelopment or reuse of less than five vacant or underutilized R-1 or RR zoned parcels of 21,780 square feet or less, surrounded by residential uses (80% of land uses within a half mile radius) where the proposed project is consistent with general plan designations and applicable zoning.

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