In November 2015, T&B Planning successfully completed the preparation and processing of the South Main Street Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the City of Carson in Los Angeles County, which evaluated a proposal to demolish three buildings and construct and operate a larger 210,000 s.f. warehouse building on the same property. A portion of the building was proposed for occupancy by FedEx Trade Network (FTN), a division of Federal Express that handles international freight forwarding services. In addition to preparing the MND, T&B Planning prepared the associated public notices, conducted the public review distribution, responded to public comment, and represented the MND at the public hearing.
On November 11, 2015, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved plans for a new 201-home residential neighborhood in the Riverside County unincorporated community of Highgrove. The project, tentatively named “Bixby Highgrove” involved a General Plan Amendment, Change of Zone, and Tentative Tract Map No. 36668, on approximately 65 acres. T&B Planning processed the General Plan Amendment and prepared the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for this new community, located along the south side of Center Street. The development will offer two distinct neighborhoods with residential lots averaging 8,200 square feet. Two neighborhood parks will serve residents and visitors, with one of the parks located adjacent to the Springbrook Wash. A 10-foot-wide Regional Trail is designed to link the community’s two parks with the County Regional Trail system.
In July 2015, T&B Planning completed planning services in support of a proposed amendment to the Joshua Ranch Comprehensive Planned Development Project in the City of Palmdale, Los Angeles County. T&B Planning prepared the entitlement application forms, prepared the Planned Development Amendment document, and provided coordination services to process the applications. The City of Palmdale Planning Commission approved the Joshua Ranch Comprehensive Planned Development on July 9, 2015. When developed, the project will include 528 residential homes on approximately 282 acres surrounded by approximately 476 acres of open space.
Approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on November 25, 2014, the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Terramor Specific Plan in the Temescal Valley was held on November 5, 2015. The groundbreaking ceremony was quickly followed by the grading for Phase 1 of the Specific Plan, consisting of 598 home sites on 202 acres. Located on the north side of Temescal Canyon Road, the 960-acre Terramor Specific Plan includes 1,443 single family homes in 14 distinct hillside neighborhoods and over 21 acres of parkland in a spectacular setting, overlooking the Cleveland National Forest. The Terramor Specific Plan includes two arched bridge crossings of the Temescal Wash to minimize riparian impacts and conserves 544 acres of Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) habitat. As the lead planning consultant, T&B Planning prepared the Specific Plan Amendment document and assisted Riverside County in preparing the CEQA document, an EIR Addendum.
As part of on-going work efforts on Mt. Lebanon’s Virginia Manor neighborhood, Tracy Zinn gave a presentation on a draft design guide document and potential historic district ordinance. T&B Planning’s scope of work includes preparation of a draft design guide and ordinance, which could lead to designating Virginia Manor as a local historic district. Any such measure would be subject to approval by Commissioners. Here is a link the article: http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20150817/NEWS/150819967