The Westgate Specific Plan was adopted in 1996 by the City of Fontana. Since that time, the Inland Empire region has experienced substantial growth and the dynamics of the area have changed considerably. The SR-210/I-15 freeway overpass has been completed, with the SR-210 freeway extending easterly to the Interstate 215 (I-215) freeway. Two major development projects have also been completed within the Specific Plan boundary, including the Falcon Ridge Town Center, with 415,000 square feet of retail uses that include shops, services, and restaurants, and the Caltrans 124,000-square-foot Transportation Management Facility and Southern Regional Lab.
The proposed Specific Plan would result in the following changes to the allowable development within the Specific Plan boundaries: an increase of up to 4,072 residential dwelling units; a decrease of 6.4 acres of commercial uses; an increase of approximately 52 acres of parks/open space; an increase of 74 acres of public school uses; and an increase of approximately 8.5 acres of road right-of-way. The proposed Specific Plan would also slightly modify the overall Plan boundaries resulting in a net increase of five acres. This is due to the addition of three parcels comprising a triangular area at the northernmost end of the project area (Planning Areas 1, 2, and 3 in the proposed Specific Plan), the addition of one semi-circular parcel west of and adjacent to Cherry Avenue at the I-15/SR-210 interchange (Planning Area 23 in the proposed Specific Plan), and the removal of a 9.6-acre triangular piece of land located immediately east of and adjacent to San Sevaine Road and immediately northwest of and adjacent to the existing utility corridor (Planning Area 8 in the adopted Westgate Specific Plan).