In November, 2013, we told the Z107.7 community of renewed planning for a 248-unit residential project in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says an initial environmental report has been issued for the Alta Mira housing development…
The San Bernardino County Land Use Department has released the Initial Study Environmental Checklist Form, dated July 15, for YV 105 LLC, also known at the Alta Mira project, in Joshua Tree. The project area is 105 acres adjacent to the north and west sides of Friendly Hills Elementary School. A Conditional Use Permit for a package plant to treat waste water generated by the 248-unit development has also been applied for. The determination in the report is that: “Although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there shall not be a significant effect in this case because revisions in the project have been made by or agreed to by the project proponent. A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION shall be prepared.” The checklist supporting this finding evaluates the project on about 90 items across 18 environmental categories, including aesthetics, biological resources, traffic, and much more— and rated no item as having a potential serious impact. Many items were rated as “less than significant,” or “less than significant with mitigation incorporated.”
The period of public comment on the report began Wednesday, August 13. According to a public notice of the study, all comments must be received no later than September 12 at 5 p.m. Submission contact information can be found in this story at z1077fm.com, as can a link to the 62-page report.
The report can be found at:
Submit comments to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or to
Chris Warrick, Senior Planner
County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department—
385 North Arrowhead Avenue, First Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0182
The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, August 18. The locations and times are:
· The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10;
· Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to 10:30;
· The Community Center in Yucca Valley, 8:30 to 10:30;
· Copper Mountain Mesa Foundation, 65336 Winter Road in the Copper Mountain area, 9 to 11;
· Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road, 9 to 11;
· The fire station in Wonder Valley, 11 to 12;
· and the Evangelist Mission Church at 6595 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to noon.
Recipients are requested to bring their own paper or plastic bags. For more information, call 909-723-1580.