A fast-food restaurant and a 325-unit apartment complex will be considered during the March 20 Temecula Planning Commission meeting, and the public is invited to weigh in during hearings on the projects.
During the meeting, the commissioners are first scheduled to decide whether to approve a development plan that includes construction of a 3,590-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant in a commercial center located at 30580 Rancho California Road. The commissioners will also decide whether to approve a conditional-use permit for a drive-through at the fast-food site.
The proposed McDonald's would be located in the Palomar Village Shopping Center, just west of Margarita Road, on the north side of Rancho California Road.
According to city documents, on October 18, 2012 applications were submitted to the city for the project, which consists of demolishing an existing commercial building and replacing it with a new one for the McDonald’s. The existing stand-alone building is situated near the southern portion of the Palomar Village Shopping center.
The restaurant dining area would be open to the public from 5 a.m. – 1 a.m, and the drive-through is proposed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to city documents.
During Wednesday’s meeting, the commissioners will also decide whether to allow for zone changes near Wolf Creek that would allow for a 325-unit apartment complex and 49 age-restricted single-family units to be constructed on a 22.73-acre site located at the corner of Pechanga Parkway and Loma Linda Road.
Another project in Temecula -- Roripaugh Ranch -- is also on the planning commission agenda Wednesday night. Commissioners will consider whether to extend the term of the Roripaugh Ranch Development Agreement an additional 15 years to allow continued development in the area. Many of the projects outlined in the approved agreement have not been completed; others have yet to start, according to city documents.
Currently, the approved Roripaugh Ranch Specific Plan (RRSP) allows the development of 2,015 residential units on 804.7 acres, including 1,056 low and low-medium density single-family units, and 959 medium density single-family units. The RRSP also allows development of 15.4 acres (110,000 square feet) of commercial uses, a 22-acre elementary school site, a 20-acre middle school site, a 5.1-acre neighborhood park, a 19.7-acre community park with lighted athletic fields, 9.1 acres of private recreational facilities, 202.7 acres of biological habitat, 56.6 acres of flood control and landscaped slopes, and a 2-acre fire station.
The project is required to construct a number of improvements, including regional and local roads such as Butterfield Stage Road, Murrieta Hot Springs Road, and Nicolas Road, and major sewer, water and drainage facilities, according to city documents.
Wednesday night’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center’s City Council Chambers, 41000 Main Street. Click here for more information.