What is the North Eastern Sphere Annexation Proposal (NESAP)?
The North Eastern Sphere Annexation Proposal, or NESAP area, extends from Haven Avenue, easterly to the City's boundary with Fontana, and from the northerly City limits to the National Forest boundary. The NESAP area contains a total of approximately 4,300 acres. This area will include the development of a Specific Plan, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Etiwanda North Specific Plan Amendment, and all related environmental documentation. Initial design considerations maintain the northerly approximately 3,000 acres as a “conservation priority area”, and approximately 1,200 acres of “development priority area” in the southerly portion generally located between Milliken Avenue and Day Creek Avenue, north of Banyan Street. Early concepts for the development priority area include a mix of residential product types, a central commercial “town center” with neighborhood retail and restaurants, and public uses and amenities arranged in a compact and walk-able land use pattern that would encourage active living.
The NESAP will include:
- Proposed North Eastern Sphere Annexation Specific Plan (NESASP) (DRC2015-00751), to establish land use and development standards for the NESAP area; and
- Proposed General Plan Amendment (GPA) (DRC2015-00749) to amend the General Plan to establish land use designations within with the NESAP area; and
- Proposed Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA) (DRC2015-00752) to amend the Zoning Map to designate the NESAP area; and
- Proposed Etiwanda North Specific Plan (ENSP) Amendment (DRC2015-00750) to update the specific plan and remove the NESAP area from the Etiwanda North Specific Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
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August 12, 2015
Planning Commission Workshop: The Planning Commission conducted a workshop to review the initial concept plan for the proposed NESAP.
October 21, 2015
City Council Workshop: The City Council conducted a workshop on the initial planning concepts for the proposed NESAP.
September 27, 2017
Public Scoping Meeting: The Planning Commission held a public scoping meeting to accept public testimony pertaining to the environmental issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is being prepared for the NESAP.
October 26, 2017: Initial meeting held at Los Osos High School
November 2, 2017: Second meeting held at Day Creek Intermediate School
November 9, 2017: Third meeting held at Summit Intermediate School
November 16, 2017: Fourth meeting held at Los Osos High School
October 25, 2017 & December 13, 2017
Planning Commission Workshops: The Planning Commission conducted workshops on the proposed NESAP for the purpose of reviewing the proposal, first on the conservation areas of the proposal, and second on the development areas of the proposal. As future public hearings are required for the NESAP, the Commission was requested to refrain from commentary for or against the proposal and to ask for clarification of proposal elements as necessary.
December 20, 2017
City Council Meeting: City Council directed staff to evaluate a reduction in the proposed residential density and a reduction in the amount of commercial zoning.
March 22, 2018 & April 19, 2018
Join us for community input and discussion. Be a part of the conversation and help us craft a vision and plan for the future of this land. Meetings are to be held at Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga Hall (11200 Base Line Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Two community meetings are scheduled where workshops will be conducted as a series. Attendance at both is encouraged. Dinner and childcare provided.
Prior to review and action by the City Council, the following steps are required during the review process of the proposed NESAP:
- Preparation and completion of the draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and draft Specific Plan.
- Publication and circulation of the DEIR for public review and comment including City residents, public agencies, and other interested entities.
- Posting of the draft Specific Plan on the City’s website and availability of the document at City Hall.
- Preparation of a Response to Comments (RTC) that addresses any comments received following circulation of the DEIR.
- Preparation of the final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).
- Public Notification of the Planning Commission public hearing for the draft Specific Plan, FEIR, and associated applications (General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Etiwanda North Specific Plan Amendment).
- Public hearing for the draft Specific Plan and FEIR and decision/recommendation by the Planning Commission to the City Council. The Planning Commission will also review and make recommendations on the proposed General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Etiwanda North Specific Plan Amendment.
- Public notification of the City Council public hearing for the draft Specific Plan, FEIR, and associated applications (General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Etiwanda North Specific Plan Amendment).
- Public hearing for the draft Specific Plan and FEIR and decision by the City Council. The City Council will also review and act on the proposed General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Etiwanda North Specific Plan Amendment.
Questions and Comments
For questions and comments, please contact:
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive
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