Initiation of general plan amendment proceedings approved

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of general plan amendment proceedings for a 36.70-acre Rainbow Canyon parcel.

The supervisors’ 3-0 vote March 21, with Marion Ashley absent and one vacant seat, allows the initiation of proceedings to change the general plan foundation component from Rural to Community Development and the land use designation from Rural Mountainous to LightIndustrial.

The parcel is west of Sparta Lane, east of Rainbow Canyon Road, and south of the Temecula city limits. It currently has both Rural Residential and Manufacturing – Service Commercial zoning. The site is currently being used as a storage yard for an on-site contractor.

The proposed general plan amendment would bring the zoning, the existing use, and the land use designation into conformance with each other and the initiation of the general plan amendment thus received a positive recommendation both from the county’s General Plan Advisory Committee at an Aug. 25 hearing and from the county’s Planning Commission on

Nov. 2. During the general plan amendment proceedings an environmental analysis as well as a land use review will be conducted, and a public hearing will also precede any decision on the actual general plan amendment.

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