Supervisors approve rezone, conditional use permit for Anza/79 property

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a rezone and a conditional use permit for a 7.61-acre property at the northwest corner of Anza Road and State Route 79.

The supervisors’ 5-0 vote on Sept. 13 changes the zoning from Rural Residential to Scenic Highway Commercial and grants a permit for a commercial building, an outdoor sales area and a parking lot.

The change in zoning makes the property consistent with its Community Development: Commercial Tourist land use designation. The residential unit currently on the property will be demolished. The conditional use permit allows for a 21,702 square foot commercial building to house a feed and grain store, a hardware store, a gift shop and a nursery-garden supply store. The permit also allows for 21,349 square feet of outdoor sales area and 119 parking spaces. The main access into the site will be from Calle Arnaz and a driveway which will allow right turns into and out of the store premises will connect the property to Anza Road.

The county’s planning commission reviewed the proposed project July 20. Member Aaron Hake was absent, but the other four commissioners recommended approval of the rezone and conditional use permit.

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