Supervisors approve French Valley rezone


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a rezone for a 13.29-acre French Valley area.

The supervisors’ 5-0 vote May 19 reduces the minimum lot size from 7,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet, allows for shared driveways for flag lots and modifies the allowed and prohibited uses to match those of the planning area immediately south.

The property is north of Hilton Road, south of Keller Road, east of Spencer Crossing Parkway and west of Leon Road. In June 2001, the county supervisors approved Specific Plan No. 312 for French Valley which originally covered 607.8 acres and called for 1,793 residential units. The plan was modified in December 2013 with the size reduced to 605.7 acres and the number of homes reduced to 1,671. A July 2017 amendment increased the size to 628.5 acres and the number of residential units to 1,820 if a school is built in Planning Area 42 and 1,877 if a school is not built. In March 2019, the Menifee Union School District notified the county that it does not intend to acquire that land.

The specific plan allowed for 57 residential dwelling units in Planning Area 42. Riverside Mitland 03 LLC desires to subdivide that area into 53 residential lots and three open space lots for landscaping. The rezone did not modify the number of allowable dwelling units, and the county supervisors also made a finding that no update to the existing Environmental Impact Report was necessitated by the rezone.

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