Supervisors approve general plan amendment initiation proceedings for Sun City parcel

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of proceedings for a general plan amendment to change the designation of a 39.09-acre Sun City parcel.

The supervisors’ 3-0 vote, with Marion Ashley absent and one vacant seat, allows KGK Riverside Properties to initiate proceedings to change the general plan foundation component from Rural to Community Development and to amend the land use designation from Rural Residential to Medium Density Residential.

The approval of the initiation of general plan amendment proceedings does not approve the general plan amendment itself, and a rezone would also be necessary for the parcel north of Scott Road, south of Wickerd Road, and west of Leon Road. The current A-1-5 Light Agriculture zoning stipulates five-acre minimum lot sizes and the Rural Residential land use designation calls for one dwelling unit every 5 acres. Two to five dwelling units per acre are allowed on parcels with a Medium Density Residential land use designation.

Several nearby properties have requested general plan amendments for densities similar to what KGK Riverside Properties desires, so that conditional compatibility resulted in an Aug. 25 recommendation by the county’s General Plan Advisory Committee to begin general plan amendment initiation proceedings. The county’s Planning Commission also recommended the initiation of proceedings Nov. 2 while cautioning that any future development be sensitive to the surrounding community.

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