West Valley Logistics Center

Project Description


Project Background


The project area is the site of an approved Specific Plan (Valley Trails Specific Plan) that proposed a master planned community containing a maximum of 1,154 homes, an elementary school, and private and joint-use recreational facilities, including a 20 acre park. The Valley Trails Specific Plan and corresponding EIR were approved by the City of Fontana in 2007. Subsequent to the approval of the Valley Trail Specific Plan, the project area was sold to Hillwood Investment Properties, which proposes to replace the Valley Trail Specific Plan with the West Valley Logistics Center (WVLC) Specific Plan and to develop the site with industrial uses in order to maximize its economic potential.

Proposed Development


The West Valley Logistics Center Specific Plan is intended to provide for the orderly and efficient development of the project area subject to a supporting amendment of the City of Fontana’s General Plan . The WVLC Specific Plan would establish the planning concept, design framework, development regulations, design guidelines, and administrative procedures necessary to achieve a high-quality industrial park environment in southeast Fontana. The Specific Plan is also intended by the applicant to strengthen economic opportunities within the City.

The proposed Specific Plan would replace the site’s existing residential land use designation with an industrial designation, and would remove the recreational facilities and the elementary school from the site’s proposed development.

The WVLC Specific Plan proposes 3,600,000 square feet of industrial development as shown in Table A with 14.83 acres developed as a detention basin and 57.84 acres retained in natural hillside open space, as shown in Figure 2. The balance of the site consists of right-of-way dedications.

Building


Site Area


(net ac.)


Building Area (s.f.)


Total


Warehouse


Office


1


41.34


770,000


760,000


10,000


2


41.09


580,000


570,000


10,000


3


56.16


1,110,000


1,090,000


20,000


4


12.28


200,000


195,000


5,000


5


33.28


410,000


400,000


10,000


6


10.56


110,000


105,000


5,000


7


20.18


420,000


410,000


10,000


Total


214.89


3,600,000


3,530,000


70,000




A total of seven (7) industrial buildings are proposed, ranging in size from approximately 100,000 square feet to over 1 million square feet, encompassing a total of approximately 3.6 million square feet of building area (3.53 million square feet of industrial space and 70,000 square feet of office space within the industrial buildings). Parking will be provided pursuant to City of Fontana requirements, and consist of a total of 1,332 spaces for automobile parking and 893 spaces for trailer parking.

The project will generate and receive truck traffic to/from Interstate 10 (I-10) to the north and to/from State Route 60 to the south; project-related truck traffic would be prohibited on Sierra Avenue to/from the I-10 freeway and State Route 60 (subject to City Council confirmation).

West Valley Logistics Center Specific Plan Draft EIR