Here We Grow Again

Project: Walmart

Current Status: ▪ Approved. ▪ Waiting for applicant to submit construction plans.

Project Location: Southeast corner of Limonite and Archibald Avenues

Project Description: General Plan Amendment, Change of Zone, Major Development Review, five Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Tract Map No. 35061, and Variance for the development of a 177,000 +/- sq. ft. retail store and several outparcels on 24.78 acres.

CEQA: Environmental Impact Report (certified)

Planner: Eric Norris/Kanika Kith Notes: ▪ City Council approval on April 26, 2017. ▪ Project was reviewed by the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission and received a conditional finding of conformance with the Chino Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

On March 15, 2017, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the project to City Council. ▪ City Council approved on April 26, 2017. Notice of Determination recorded on April 27, 2017.


Project: 99 Cents Only Store Project

Current Status: ▪ Approved.

Conditional Use Permit for alcohol sales denied by City Council on March 28, 2018.

Road Project Description: Major Development Review for a new 19,104-square foot retail building on 2.67 acres.

CEQA: Mitigated Negative Declaration

Planner: Kanika Kith Notes: ▪ Planning Commission approved on June 17, 2015.

Project was purchased by a new owner, who intends to build the approved store. ▪ Planning has had initial discussions with the owner regarding plans for the northern portion of the property, but no application has been filed. ▪ City staff met with the new owners of the site. They intend to develop the northern half of the property with approximately 10,000 square feet of retail and food uses. Grading permit issued on May 4, 2017.▪ Fire water and grading issues halted construction. However, on February 7, 2018 99-Cent Store representatives confirmed that the water issue has been resolved and they anticipate pouring floors in February.


Project: Leal Master Plan

Current Status: ▪ Adopted by City Council on December 13, 2017. In discussion for potential development with owners and proposed developer.

Special Project Project Location: 160 acres + at the northwest corner of Hamner and Limonite Avenues, east of Scholar Way, and south of 58th Street.

Project Description: This Master Plan describes the community’s vision for the project area, identifies appropriate land uses, and includes the development standards that are necessary to achieve the vision, defines the character of the project’s development, lists the steps involved with the development process, and provides the project’s implementation plan.

CEQA: EIR Planner: Eric Norris/Kanika Kith Notes: Public Review Draft of the Leal Master Plan distributed February 2015 and currently available online (

On September 16, 2016, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval to City Council.

May 2017 City has been asked by property owner’s representative to postpone action on the project while issues related to the estate of Brad Leal are resolved. August 30, 2017 – City met with Leal family and prospective developer to discuss processing and timing. City Council Approved Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report on December 13, 2017