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World Logistics Center Specific Plan EIR | Moreno Valley, CA
LSA is preparing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the World Logistics Center (WLC) project located on 3,918 acres south of State Route 60 (SR-60), east of Redlands Boulevard, west of Gilman Springs Road, and north of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The project proposes a maximum of 41.4 million square feet of “high-cube logistics” warehouse distribution uses classified as “Logistics Development” and 200,000 square feet (approximately 0.5 percent) of warehouse-related uses classified as “Light Logistics” on 2,710 acres within the WLC Specific Plan. A new Specific Plan will be adopted to govern development of the WLC for the 2,710 acres that will be governed by the Specific Plan. A separate zoning amendment will also be processed and adopted to rezone 1,104 acres for open space and public facilities uses and to incorporate the Specific Plan into the City’s Zoning Map. The project also includes pre-annexation zoning for an 85-acre parcel of land within the Gilman Springs area.
The project, which is highly controversial because of its size, presents challenges that include providing an accurate analysis of the increase in truck and vehicle trips on the area roadways, and the increase of traffic-related noise and air quality emissions, including diesel. In addition, the project is located north and adjacent to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, and there are concerns regarding the effects of the project on foraging habitat for birds and water quality from project runoff. Challenges also include working with and organizing the technical analyses of nine separate consultants.