Urban Planning & Land Use Entitlement
Recent Master-Planned Communities
Riverside County, CA
Alberhill Villages is a new community planned for the Lake Elsinore Valley. The project is comprised of residential, commercial, higher education and open space. Consisting of over 8,000 residential homes and apartments, parks, schools, offices, retail centers on 1,400 acres, Alberhill Villages was envisioned to enhance the quality of life in the area and bring residents closer to their shared vision for the future of the City. Villages is located in the Alberhill District of Lake Elsinore, nestled between Lake Street and the Cleveland National Forest, just south of the I-15 freeway. (livelakeelsinore.org)
Riverside County, CA
Paradise Valley would develop approximately 1,800 acres of a 5,000 acre site, providing for approximately: 8,500 residential units, 1.38 million square feet of non-residential land uses (including commercial, retail, light industrial and public facilities) and a system of 140 acres of recreational trails and parks (all numbers herein are approximate). The remaining 3,000 acres would be conserved in a natural state for habitat preservation, consistent with the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (CVMSHCP). Public services, utilities and other amenities are also planned for the community.
Lake Elsinore, CA
KWC Engineers is the Engineer of Record for the ± 511 acre Master Plan Alberhill Ranch Community in the City of Lake Elsinore. KWC designed the street widening for Lake Street, which was a major arterial road running through the project. The specific work effort included design engineering services for the roadway improvements, storm drain facilities, underground utility systems and relocation of overhead power systems. KWC Engineers has coordinated with SCE the preparation of legal descriptions and plat maps for the expansion of their existing “prior rights” easements for their existing 115 KV power system along Lake Street.
Pacific Clay Master Planned Community
KWC Engineers performed the engineering analysis of the existing Rice Canyon and other watersheds tributary to the Pacific Clay site located in Lake Elsinore for a future master-planned community. This work included preparation of a Unit Hydrograph analysis, hydrology studies, and hydraulic analysis for storm drain pipe sizing, and detention analysis for the detention and debris basins for this 1,400-acre master planned community which will consist of a mix of schools, parks, lake, commercial, and residential planning areas.
Surface Mining Permit 109
Design, agency coordination and construction surveying of the SMP 109 Reclamation Plan, drainage infrastructure, annual reporting, bond reduction and water quality BMP establishment. Included mass grading of over 850,000 cubic yards of earthwork.
Behavioral Systems Southwest Rubidoux Rehabilitation Center
KWC processed a Public Use Permit application through the County of Riverside for this 1-acre site located at 3263 Rubidoux Boulevard, between Highway 60 and 34th Street. Our work effort consisted of working with the architect to expand the existing building by approximately 3,200 square feet, create additional parking, design WQMP facilities, add additional landscaping, and relocate utilities as necessary. WQMP facilities included: infiltration basin, bio-retention basin, and pervious pavement. We also prepared the final engineering grading plan and represented the client at the County’s LDC meeting as part of the entitlement process.