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Environmental Documents Currently Under Review

This section of the website contains California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents for public review. Documents may include Notice of Availability (NOA), Notice of Intent (NOI), Initial Studies (IS), Negative Dedications (ND), Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR). During the public review period, members of the public are encouraged review and submit comments in writing via email, mail or in person at Upland City Hall. 

In addition to being posted on the website, physical copies are also available at the following locations:

Upland City Hall, Planning CounterUpland Public Library
460 N. Euclid Avenue450 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786Upland, CA 91786

For additional questions regarding the documents or review process, please contact the Planning Division at (909)931-4130.

Villa Serena Specific Plan Project Draft EIR

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, the City of Upland, acting as the Lead Agency, is releasing for review and comment to all agencies, organizations and interested persons, a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Villa Serena Specific Plan Project (project).

Project Location:  The project site encompasses the existing, 20.3-acre 15th Street flood control detention basin (basin) located south of the Upland Hills Country Club in the central-eastern portion of Upland in San Bernardino County (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers [APNs] 1045-121-04 and 1045-151-35.) (See attached Vicinity Map).

Project Description: Development on the eastern 9.16-acre portion of the 15th Street flood control basin consisting of 65 single-family residences, private community facilities, and ancillary features/improvements; modification of 6.85 acres of the 15th Street flood control basin east of the proposed residential development to retain the basin’s stormwater and flood control capacity; the extension of 15th Street from southwest corner of the project site to the Campus Avenue; and development of a 0.15-acre public pocket park on 15th Street near the north end of Fernando Avenue. A 4.29-acre area at the extreme eastern boundary of the basin would remain unaffected by project activities.

Public Review Period: The Draft EIR is being circulated for a public review period beginning May 28, 2024 and ending on July 11, 2024, pursuant to Section 15105(c) of the CEQA Guidelines. Persons commenting on the Draft EIR are urged to submit their comments in writing. Comments should be mailed or delivered to the City, at the address below no later than 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Submittal of written comments via e-mail is also acceptable. Please submit comments to:

Via Mail:

Joshua Winter, Senior Planner
City of Upland
Development Services Department
Planning Division
460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

Via Email:

  jwinter@uplandca.gov
Subject:  Villa Serena Specific Plan Project

To ensure appropriate delivery of your email, please reference "Villa Serena Specific Plan Project” in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

To view the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) with technical appendices and the Notice of Availability for this project, please click on the PDFs below:

West Foothill Development Project

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, the City of Upland, acting as the Lead Agency is releasing for review and comment to all agencies, organizations and interested persons, a Draft Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the West Foothill Development Project. The complete NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY (NOA) / NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND) for the West Foothill Development Project can be found below.

Project Location:  The project site is located at 1780 West Foothill Boulevard in the City of Upland, in southwestern San Bernardino County, California (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers [APNs] 1007-091-01; 1007-091-02; and 1007-091-03)

Project Description: The project includes the development of an approximately 3,570-square-foot restaurant with drive-through; an approximately 42,476-square-foot warehouse building (Building 1); and an approximately 51,959-square-foot warehouse building (Building 2), totaling 98,005 square feet of building area. The project also includes a subdivision that results in three (3) new parcels; Parcel 1 being 50,880 S.F. and including the drive-through restaurant, Parcel 2 being 101,947 S.F. and containing Building 1, and Parcel 3 being 110,650 S.F. and containing Building 2. In addition, the Subdivision is for condominium purposes, and will result in Building 1 containing two (2) condominiums and Building 2 containing two (2) condominiums. Finally, the project includes ancillary improvements including parking, landscaping, lighting, and improvements along the northern frontage right-of-way.

Public Review Period: The Draft IS/MND is being circulated for a public review period beginning December 8, 2023 and ending on January 2, 2024, pursuant Section 15105(b) of the CEQA Guidelines. Persons responding are urged to submit their comments in writing. Comments should be mailed or delivered to the City, at the address below no later than 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Submittal of written comments via e-mail is also acceptable. Please submit comments to:

Address:Joshua Winter, Senior PlannerEmail:jwinter@uplandca.gov

City of Upland
Subject:  West Foothill Development Project Comment

Development Services Department
 
 Planning Division For safe delivery of your email, please reference 

460 N. Euclid Avenue
"West Foothill Development " in the subject line of your 

Upland, CA 91786
 email. Thank you.



 
The Draft Environmental Documents are broken up into two (2) volumes.
         Volume I - Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
         Volume II - Technical Studies
                             Appendix A: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment
                             Appendix B: Biology Assessment
                             Appendix C: Cultural Assessment
                             Appendix D: Geotechnical Investigation
                             Appendix E: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
                             Appendix F: Water Quality Management Plan
                             Appendix G: Noise & Vibration Study
                             Appendix H: Traffic Impact Analysis
                             Appendix I: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

To view the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)with technical appendices and the Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent for this project, please click on the PDFs below:

Rose Glen Specific Plan Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, the City of Upland, acting as the Lead Agency is releasing for review and comment to all agencies, organizations and interested persons, a Draft Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Rose Glen Specific Plan Residential Project. The complete NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY (NOA) / NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND) for Rose Glen Specific Plan Residential Project can be found below.

Project Location:  The project site is located at 1400 East Arrow Highway in Upland, California (Assessor Parcel No. 1046-481-14-0000). The 4.84-acre site is bordered by East Arrow Highway and R.F. White Trucking and Gas to the north, single-family residences to the south, Olivewood Drive, and single-family residences in the Grovelands subdivision to the east, and Cherokee Wood Products retail warehouse to the west. Currently a lumberyard occupies the project site.

Project Description: The proposed project is the construction of 64 two-story single family detached residential homes on 4.84 acres, for an overall density of 13.2 dwelling unit/acre. The homes, which will be designed in the Italianate, Spanish Colonial and Santa Barbara architectural style will range from 1,544 to 1,547 square feet (sf) and extend to a maximum height of 35 feet. Additional project features include 8,904 sf of common open space that would support open lawn/recreation play areas, play equipment, tot lot, picnic tables, fitness stations, barbecues, and benches. Parking would be accommodated through the provision of private spaces in the attached two-car garages and an additional 49 guest spaces.  Site access would be via a gated pass-through entry lane for residences with a separate lane for guests along Arrow Highway. A secondary gated emergency access only would be provided along North 14th Avenue.

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD:  The Draft IS/MND is being circulated for a 30-day review period beginning July 5, 2022 and ending on August 4, 2022. Comments should be mailed or delivered to the City, at the address below no later than 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Submittal of written comments via e-mail is also acceptable. Please submit comments to:

Address:Joshua Winter, Senior PlannerEmail:jwinter@uplandca.gov

City of Upland
Subject:  Rose Glen MND Comment

Development Services Department/Planning Division
For safe delivery of your email, please reference 

460 N. Euclid Avenue
"Rose Glen" in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

Upland, CA 91786
 

 

To view the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)with technical appendices and the Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent for this project, please click on the PDFs below:

Villa Serena Specific Plan Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting

Posted May 26, 2022: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Upland will host a public scoping meeting related to the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Villa Serena Specific Plan. The purpose of this meeting is to solicit comments and suggestions from all interested parties regarding the scope and content of the EIR to be prepared for the project. 

The meeting will take place at:
Location:    Council Chambers, Upland City Hall, 460 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786
Date:          June 8, 2022
Time:          5:00 PM

To view the Public Notice, please click on the PDF below.

Villa Serena Specific Plan Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Upland will prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Villa Serena Specific Plan. The City is the lead agency for the project. The purpose of this notice is to (1) serve as a Notice of Preparation of an EIR pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines § 15082, (2) advise and solicit comments and suggestions regarding the scope and content of the EIR to be prepared for the project.

NOTICE OF PREPARATION: The City of Upland, as Lead Agency, requests that responsible and trustee agencies respond in a manner consistent with § 15082(b) of the CEQA Guidelines. Pursuant to CEQA § 21080.4, responsible agencies must submit any comments in response to this notice no later than 30 days after receipt. The public review period will commence on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, and will close on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm. A copy of the NOP will be available at the Upland Public Library, 450 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786 during open hours or the Upland City Hall Bulletin Board and the Development Services Department/Planning Division Public Counter, located at Upland City Hall, 460 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786, counter hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM., excluding holidays.

An Electronic Copy of the NOP is available below. Please click on the PDF.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: We ask that any person wishing to comment on the NOP provide written comments by the end of the public review period, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 6:00 pm, addressed to Joshua Winter, Associate Planner, City of Upland – Planning Division, at:

Address:  Joshua Winter, Associate Planner
E-mail:    jwinter@uplandca.gov 

City of UplandSubject:  Villa Serena NOP Comment

Development Services Department/Planning DivisionFor safe delivery of your email, please reference 

460 N. Euclid Avenue"Villa Serena" in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

Upland, CA 91786 

 


The Upland Memorial Park Revitalization Master Plan Project

The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)  is being circulated for a 20-day public review period beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021 and ending on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, pursuant to Section 15105 (b) of the CEQA Guidelines. Comments should be mailed or delivered to the City, at the address below no later than 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Submittal of written comments via e-mail is also acceptable.

Review Period: May 21, 2021 to June 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Please submit written comments to:

Address: Mike Poland, Contract Planning ManagerE-Mail: Mpoland@uplandca.gov

City of UplandSubject: Upland Memorial Park Revitalization Master Plan

Development Services DepartmentFor safe delivery of your email, please reference

Planning Division"Upland Memorial Park Revitalization Master Plan" in the subject

460 N. Euclid Avenueline of your email.

Upland, CA 91786 

 

Project Location:  The project site is located at 1200 E. Foothill Boulevard in Upland, California. The 40-acre park site is situated between Foothill Boulevard to the north and San Bernardino Avenue to the south, and west of Grove Avenue and east of Hospital Parkway.

  • Latitude 34° 6’ 21.94” North, Longitude 117° 38’ 03.98” West  (centroid of the park)
  • APNs: 1046-21-01, 1046-21-03, 1046-131-03, 1046-131-04, 1046-183-10, and 1046-183-01.

Project Description:  Upland Memorial Park comprises 40 acres and currently offers baseball/softball fields, basketball court, picnic tables/shelters, a skate park, barbeque facilities, a day care center, band shell, a playground and parking. Proposed improvements include, but are not limited to, a new children’s playground area, new central greenbelt and outdoor amphitheater, new splash pad, new open turf grass play area, new picnic areas, multi-use recreational facility, new multi-sport playfield, new expanded parking area, new landscaping, renovation of existing features and facilities, and supporting infrastructure upgrades.

The City is proposing to mainly upgrade and rehabilitate existing facilities throughout Memorial Park, although some new facilities will be added to meet current community recreational needs. While it is anticipated construction of all the planned improvements may take up to three years, a construction time of one year was assumed as a “worst case” estimate for potential impacts.

Public Hearing Date: Special City Council meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of Upland City Hall, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786.

For questions regarding the project or documents, please contact Mike Poland, Contract Planning Manager (909) 931-4135. Please note, comments must be submitted in writing.

To view the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), Technical Appendices and, Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent for this project, please click on the attachments below:

Bridge Point Upland Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

The Draft IS/MND is being circulated for a 37-day review period beginning December 16, 2019, pursuant Section 15105(b) of the CEQA Guidelines. Persons responding are urged to submit their comments in writing. Comments should be mailed or delivered to the City, at the address below no later than 6:00 PM on January 21, 2020. Submittal of written comments via e-mail is also acceptable.

Review Period: Monday, December 16, 2019 to Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Please submit written comments to:

Address:  Mike Poland, Contract Planning ManagerE-mail:    mpoland@ci.upland.ca.us

City of UplandSubject:  Bridge Development

Development Services Department/Planning DivisionFor safe delivery of your email, please reference 

460 N. Euclid Avenue"Bridge Development" in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

Upland, CA 91786 


For questions regarding the project or documents, please contact Mike Poland, Contract Planning Manager at (909)931-4135. Please note, comments must be submitted in writing.

The Draft Environmental Documents are broken up into two (2) volumes.
         Volume I - Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
         Volume II - Technical Studies
                             Appendix A-1: Air Quality Assessment
                             Appendix A-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment
                             Appendix B: Habitat Assessment
                             Appendix C: Geotechnical Investigation
                             Appendix D: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
                             Appendix E: Hydrology Calculations
                             Appendix F: Water Quality Management Plan
                             Appendix G: Noise & Vibration Study
                             Appendix H-1: Traffic Impact Analysis
                             Appendix H-2: Trip Generation for Retail Development

To view Volume I or Volume II of the Draft IS/MND for this project, please click on the attachments below:

Villa Serena Specific Plan Project Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

The Draft IS/MND was circulated for a 20-day review period beginning November 13, 2019 and ended on Monday, December 2, 2019, pursuant Section 15105(b) of the CEQA Guidelines.  In response, the City received comments from 15 individuals and the formal response to comments can be found below.  

Below please find the Response to Public Comments, Villa Serena Draft IS/MND with appendices, and the Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration.

For questions regarding the project or documents, please contact Joshua Winter, Associate Planner at (909)931-4143.

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