What's New in Planning
Request for Proposals Now Available
The City of Riverside and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) are pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of the Riverside Reconnects Streetcar Transit Corridor Feasibility Study. For more information about the study and to submit a proposal please see the Bid Opportunities list on the SCAG Vendor Portal and select Invitation #14-017.
Comprehensive Sign Code Update
Downtown Specific Plan Update
Riverside Community Hospital DEIR and Specific Plan
Proposal by the Riverside Community Hospital for a
Specific Plan and an Environmental Impact Report for the
development of a phased campus master plan to guide the
future expansion of the hospital campus over a 30-year
period on approximately 22.5 acres, currently developed
with the Riverside Community Hospital, located at 4445
Rentals of Room Permit Agreement.
Attention all Residents and Property Owners.
The Rental of Rooms in the City of Riverside is limited to no more than 4
individuals in any single-family residential dwelling. On August 13, 2013, the
Riverside City Council adopted an urgency ordinance requiring property owners
and managers to obtain a Room Rental Permit if they plan on renting to 3 or 4
individuals. This permit is free and must be renewed annually. To obtain a copy
of the permit, please visit
Rental of Rooms Application. Applications can be
made in person between the hours of 7:30 and 5:00pm. Mailed or faxed copies are
accepted and will be returned via e-mail to the e-mail address provided (be sure
it is legible). A Rental of Room permit is not required for the renting to 1 or
2 individuals. Should you have any questions, please contact our public
information desk at (951) 826-5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for
your continued investment in the City of Riverside.
Title Reports Required for Planning Submittals
Effective December 3, 2012, a Title Report will be required to accompany all planning submittals including Administrative, Planning Commission and Cultural Heritage Board projects. The Title Report must be dated within 6 months of submittal and include all Schedule B listings (easements, covenants, restrictions, etc.). The Title Report will replace the requirement for providing a copy of the Grant Deed and is important in order to communicate information necessary for determining completeness consistent with the Permit Streamlining Act and to ensure efficient processing (i.e., without delay). For more information, please contact the Planner on Duty at Planinfo@riversideca.gov or by calling us at (951) 826-5371.
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California Baptist University Specific Plan
On March 26, 2013 the City Council approved the California Baptist University (CBU) Specific Plan. The CBU Specific Plan provides a shared vision and context for future development at CBU as well as defines the development framework for the Specific Plan area, and establishes the design guidelines, development criteria and measures necessary to implement the Specific Plan.
The California Baptist University Specific Plan is available by clicking the link below:
Draft Marketplace Specific Plan and Draft University Avenue Specific Plan
The City of Riverside Planning Division is pleased to announce that both the Draft Marketplace Specific Plan and the Draft University Avenue Specific Plan are available for review by clicking the links below.
Proposal by Harvey Partners, LLC for an environmental impact report related to the proposed establishment of a commercial/retail shopping center consisting of and approximately 138, 516 square-foot â€œTargetâ€ store, an approximately 124,076 square-foot home improvement center with an approximately 11,557 square-foot outdoor garden center, and approximately 125,608 square feet of within up to 13 additional single and/or multiple tenant retail buildings on an approximately 40 acre site currently utilized as a citrus grove ,located at the southwest corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Barton Road.
Proposal by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust for an Environmental Impact Report to remove the existing Tire and Lube Express facility and relocate the Garden Center to facilitate a 22,272 square foot expansion on the east side of the existing 125,827 square foot Walmart building, located at 5200 Van Buren Boulevard.
On November 10, 2009 the City Council approved the Magnolia
Avenue Specific Plan which includes Objectives and Policies,
Development Standards and Design Guidelines to guide future
development along the Magnolia Avenue corridor extending from the
western City limits to Riverside Community College.
Proposal by Western Realco for an Environmental
Impact Report to develop 36.91 acres of an 80.07 acre vacant
property with a business center for light industrial, warehouse
distribution, and office uses. As part of this project, 36.23 acres
would be dedicated to the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and
Community Services Department for incorporation into the Sycamore
Canyon Wilderness Park.
The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available. The City Council considered and certified the EIR on June 10th.
The Western Riverside Council of Governments and the Regional Air Quality Task Force developed and adopted the Good Neighbor Guidelines in 2005. The Guidelines were designed to help minimize the impacts of diesel particulate matter (PM) from on-road trucks associated with warehouses and distribution centers on existing communities and sensitive receptors located in the region. The City Council adopted the City of Riverside Good Neighbor Guidelines on October 14, 2008.
Recommended policies and practices are intended to assist the Planning Departments of the City and County of Riverside in making land use decisions with watershed implications across adjoining boundaries.
The development, redevelopment or reuse of less than five vacant or underutilized R-1 or RR zoned parcels of 21,780 square feet or less, surrounded by residential uses (80% of land uses within a half mile radius) where the proposed project is consistent with general plan designations and applicable zoning.