The Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood & Conservation Plan Public Hearing Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report are available for review at www.CityofRC.us/EtiwandaHeights. Thank you to those who attended the Planning Commission Meeting on August 28, 2019, where the Plan was presented.
Residents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the October 2, 2019, regularly scheduled City Council Meeting for a presentation and public hearing on the Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood and Conservation Plan. At the August 28th Planning Commission Meeting, after the presentation and Public Hearing, the Planning Commission recommended to the City Council review and consideration of the Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report.
Since early 2018, the City, worked with the community to identify the vision for the undeveloped land in the northeastern area of the City. The southerly 1,200 acres of this land is surplus land owned by the County of San Bernardino Flood Control that the County plans to sell. During the community-based planning process, the community articulated a strong and consistent message that local control is very important. Top community priorities also include, economic feasibility, no new tax burdens, and conservation of foothill open space.
Based on the community's expressed interest in exercising local control over these 4,000-plus acres, the community-based planning process identified a preferred scenario for limited single-family neighborhoods and extensive open space. Your input helped define a mixture of housing types, neighborhood amenities, and conservation areas that support community priorities.
Since the May 16, 2018 City Council Meeting, the City has engaged with over 150,000 people online and nearly 1,000 people through pop-ups, small-group meetings, and the Open House in September of 2018. The City would like to thank those that took the time to be part of the community-based planning process this past year. Hearing from as many community members as possible on this topic was and continues to be important to the City Council.
The Plan along with previously released documents, reports and informational videos are available online at www.CityofRC.us/EtiwandaHeights.