When the Riverside County Board of Supervisors updated the county’s land use ordinance in March, the changes removed motor vehicle fuel service stations as a permitted use in land with MU Mixed Use zoning. A 5-0 vote Tuesday, Dec. 7, took the first step to restore fuel stations as a permitted use contingent upon a conditional use permit.
The supervisors’ action does not immediately restore fuel service stations as an allowed use. The supervisors adopted an order initiating an amendment which would modify the regulations and directed the county’s planning department and county counsel to prepare and process the amendment. Once the amendment is prepared, a subsequent board of supervisors’ vote will approve or deny that change.
The MU Mixed Use zone and the MUA Mixed-Use Area