Community Design Guidelines
Planning & Zoning Info Phone Numbers
- 1-(951)-955-3200 (Western Riverside County)
- 1-(760)-863-8277 (Eastern Riverside County)
Welcome to the Planning Department
Riverside County, like a quilt, is a composite of differing lifestyles connected together through common strands. The County's General Plan is designed to ensure that the quilt retains its core identity by guiding future growth that respects the diversity of the region, shapes and configures development in relation to the land it occupies and ensures that its various parts relate to its whole.
It is the goal of the Planning Department to provide timely, responsive and helpful service to all members of the public and promote innovative development that effectively accommodates a balance of housing, employment, and service opportunities.
Carolyn Syms Luna, Planning Director
MULTIPLE OWNERS MOBILEHOME HOUSING OVERLAY ZONE
The Project is generally located within the Eastern Coachella Valley Area Plan and the Lower Coachella Valley Zoning District. Often times, these "mobilehome parks" are not parks wherein spaces are rented or held out for lease but are in fact, parks in which multiple members and generations of one family jointly own the lot and family members live in multiple mobilehome units on the lot without permits. The Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) has identified approximately sixteen (16) properties in this region that do not meet basic code requirements intended to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of residents of the County. The County of Riverside is unable to issue permits for basic health and safety concerns, such as electrical, sanitation, water, fire, and access due to the unpermitted land uses that occur on the identified lots. The overlay will only affect the properties identified in the zoning overlay. The intent of the zoning overlay is to allow a specified number of existing mobilehome units to remain on the lots identified in their current zone and authorize these units as legally zoned for a temporary period of time.
This project is anticipated to go to the Board of Supervisors in May of 2013. Please check back here for details of when the hearing has been set. Click here to see the March 20, 2013 PC staff report regarding this item.
UPDATE TO MINOR PLOT PLAN APPLICATION (295-1020) DIGITAL COPIES OF ALL EXHIBITS WILL BE REQUIRED, STARTING 2013
CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME CHANGES NAME
Effective January 1st, 2013 California's Department of Fish and Game is now the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click here for more information.
CHANGES FOR STAND ALONE GPA, CZ, AND LLA APPLICATIONS IN REGARDS TO MSHCP
Board of Supervisors authorizes Planning Department staff to revise the applicable sections of the General Plan to allow streamlining of "stand alone" GPAs, CZs, and LLAs in regards to MSHCP requirements.(2-26-13) Click here for more information.
COMMITTEE TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT SELECTION (FAIRSCORE)
The committee has been formed by the Board of Supervisors to assess the current environmental consultation process and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for improvements. Click here for more information.
Next meeting: April 3rd, 2013, between 9am and 11am
12th Floor Conference Room 12A
4080 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
COTTAGE FOOD OPERATIONS (STATE ASSEMBLY BILL 1616)
State Assembly Bill 1616 requires local Planning Departments to amend their zoning ordinance to allow Cottage Food Operations. The Cottage Food Operations ordinance amendment was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 2, 2013 and the amendment will become effective May 2, 2013. The amendment can be viewed here, click here for more information.
PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEWING HIGHWAY 79 POLICY AREA
On February 20, 2013 the Planning Commission had a workshop discussing the Highway 79 Policy Area. Further discussions are scheduled to occur on the March 20, 2013 Planning Commission meeting, see the March 20, 2013 PC agenda for more details.
PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEWING GPIP PROCESS
On February 20, 2013 the Planning Commission had a workshop discussing the General Plan Initiation Process. Further discussions are scheduled to occur on the March 20, 2013 Planning Commission meeting, see the March 20, 2013 PC agenda for more details.
Major Planning Efforts In Process
General Plan No. 960/Environmental Impact Report No. 521/Climate Action Plan
Production Schedule for Riverside County's General Plan Amendment No. 960, Environmental Impact Report No. 521 and Climate Action Plan:
Click Here to view schedule
Riverside County Housing Element-2.13.13 Draft to HCD
MCCOY SOLAR PROJECT – CUP NO. 3682
Project Summary: McCoy Solar, LLC proposes to construct, operate, maintain and decommission a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant with a rated power output of approximately 50 Megawatt on 477 acres of private land under the County's jurisdiction as part of an overall 750 Megawatt PV solar power plant, and related infrastructure, to be known as the McCoy Solar Energy Project. The majority of the Project will be developed on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The Project proposes to generate and deliver power through interconnection at the Colorado River Substation. Related case, Public Use Permit No. 911, has also been filed by the McCoy Solar, LLC for the portions of the generation-tie line that are under the County's jurisdiction.
Project Location: The site is located in East Riverside County - Desert Area Plan, more specifically, northerly of Intestate 10, southerly of McCoy Wash, easterly of McCoy Mountains, and westerly of the Blythe Airport. The project site consists of Assessor's Parcel Numbers 812-130-006, 812-130-007 and 812-130-008.
Project Status: The project is undergoing environmental review and an Environmental Impact Report(EIR) is being prepared. A link to the Draft EIR can be found here when it is available for public review. (Updated 3-12-13)
WINE COUNTRY COMMUNITY PLAN
Public hearings begin on July 25, 2012 at the Temecula City Hall
ORDINANCE 348 COMPREHENSIVE REVISIONS AND UPDATE
The Planning Commission held two public meetings on October 27, 2010 and May 25, 2011. The material presented at these workshops are available for Public Review at the Riverside Planning Department Offices:
County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor
Riverside, Ca 92502
8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (951) 955-6892
Desert Permit Assistance Center
3868 El Cerrito Road
Palm Desert, Ca 92211
Phone: (760) 863-8277
Please contact Adam Rush, Principal Planner at (951) 955-6646 or email@example.com.