Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/08/2010 04:08:32 PM PST

RIALTO – A master-planned community proposed for the north end may take another step forward Tuesday night.

That’s when the City Council is scheduled to consider approving the draft environmental impact report for the Renaissance Rialto project.

“This is the first step, and if the council decides to approve it, we will have the tools needed to develop the Renaissance project,” Senior Planner Gina Gibson said. The proposed mixed-use project along the 210 Freeway is on 1,445 acres of land that will be divided into three areas.

The freeway commerce area is to run along the 210 Freeway and north of Miro Way. Seen as a commercial gateway into the city, the area is slated to include retail centers and office complexes.

North of the 210 Freeway, the city envisions larger retail projects that could include furniture showrooms, along with auto and boat sales.

The community commerce area is proposed generally between Base Line and Miro Way, according to city documents.

Light industrial, professional offices, storage uses, retail and restaurants are planned for the area, where Base Line intersects Ayala Drive and Alder Avenue.

The Village area is planned south of what would be Renaissance Parkway south of the 210 Freeway, between Locust Avenue and Ayala Drive, and will consist of several neighborhoods. A K-6 school and a 16-acre public park with sports fields are proposed for the area.

According to city documents, about 1,667 residential units are planned for the area.

The project at buildout will produce a General Fund surplus between $4.3 million and $7.6 million annually, according to a city staff report.

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