City Of Eastvale City Council Notice Of Public Hearing

PROJECT NO. 12-0051

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Eastvale City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary School located at 13830 Whispering Hills Drive, Eastvale, CA 92880, to consider the City of Eastvale Planning Commission’s recommendation of approval for the development of a new retail center with a Walmart Store on an approximately 24.68-acre site – Project No. 12-0051.

 The proposed project includes the following proposed  land use entitlements:

  • General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation for the eastern half of the project site from Light Industrial to Commercial Retail.
  • Change of Zone to change the zoning for the eastern half of the project site from Manufacturing-Service Commercial to General Commercial.
  • Tentative Tract Map No. 35061 for the subdivision of approximately 24.68 acres into five commercial parcels and one parcel for a stormwater detention and water quality basin.
  • Major Development Review for the development of an approximately 192,000-square-foot proposed Walmart store and associated improvements.
  • Conditional Use Permit to operate a drive-through pharmacy at the proposed Walmart store.
  • Two Conditional Use Permits to allow two drive-through facilities on two parcels located within the retail center, subject to future Major Development Review approval.
  • Conditional Use Permit to allow alcohol sales at the proposed Walmart store.
  • Conditional Use Permit to allow alcohol sales in a future gasoline service station located within the retail center.
  • Variance from the parking lot landscaping and shading requirements of the Zoning Code for a portion of the parking lot in front of the proposed Walmart store.

The project site is located at the southwest corner of Limonite Avenue and Archibald Avenue; Assessor’s Parcel Number 144-030-039. The project site is not located on a hazardous materials site that is listed under Government Code Section 65962.5. Applicant is Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, c/o Matt Smith.

The City of Eastvale has completed an environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to assess the potential for any significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The EIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2015011020) was released for public and agency review on October 3, 2016, with the 45-day review period ending on November 17, 2016. The EIR and project file may be reviewed at Eastvale City Hall during business hours. The City Council will consider adoption of the EIR prior to making a decision on the project.

The EIR recommends the adoption of various mitigation measures that will reduce the project’s environmental impacts to a less than significant level as required under CEQA. The EIR identifies three areas in which environmental impacts cannot be mitigated to a less than significant level; namely, air quality, noise, and transportation. Because of these significant and unavoidable impacts, a Statement of Overriding Considerations has been prepared for adoption by the City Council prior to any decision to approve the project.

Any person may submit written comments prior to the public hearing or may appear in person before the City Council to be heard. Written comments may be mailed to the City of Eastvale City Clerk at Eastvale City Hall, 12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910, Eastvale, CA 91752. Any questions on the project may be directed to Eric Norris at (530) 574-4875 or via e-mail at enorris@eastvaleca.gov. To be presented to the Council at the meeting, all comments made in writing or via e-mail prior to the public hearing must be submitted and received by the City of Eastvale City Clerk no later than Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Oral and written comments may be submitted directly to the City Council at the public hearing. If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Eastvale City Council prior to or at the public hearing.