Planning

Providing Vision & Direction

The Planning Department administers the City's General Plan, which provides the vision and direction for the City over a 20-year period.

In the City of Hesperia, the General Plan is the overarching guide in implementation of the Development Code, which defines development standards, and the Main Street and Freeway Corridor Specific Plan, which establishes zoning districts, throughout the City.

Ensuring Conformity & Compliance

Planning ensures proposed projects conform and comply with the City's development standards and the State's environmental and subdivision regulations. Ensuring compliance helps to preserve the environment and improve the quality of life within the City.

Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use process and regulation information to the general public, including:

  • Property and business owners 
  • Developers 
  • Architects 
  • Engineers 
  • Real estate agents

Environmental Documents 

Dara Industrial Project

The Project proposes development of a single 750,000-square-foot industrial building. Of this total, 15,000 square feet would be dedicated to office uses associated with the industrial uses. The Project also includes two water retention basins to be located at the site’s northeasterly (0.6 acre) and southwesterly (2.0 acres) corners. The basins will reduce post development stormwater flows to levels similar to existing conditions. The Hesperia General Plan designates the Project site as Specific Plan (Main Street and Freeway Corridor Specific Plan). Within the Specific Plan, the site is zoned for Commercial/Industrial Business Park (CIBP) uses. This zone is intended to provide for service commercial, light industrial, light manufacturing, and industrial support uses, mainly conducted in enclosed buildings. The Project is conditionally permitted by the site’s existing land use designations. The Project does not propose or require any General Plan or Specific Plan land use modifications.

Public Comment Period: The Draft EIR and its technical studies are available for the CEQA required 45-day public review and comment period from July 27 through September 12, 2022.

Written comments on the Draft EIR and technical studies must be received no later than Monday, September 12, 2022. Please mail or email comments and direct any questions to the following contact person:

Edgar Gonzalez, Associate Planner

City of Hesperia Planning Department

9700 Seventh Avenue

Hesperia, California 92345

Phone: (760) 947-1330

Email: egonzalez@cityofhesperia.us

This  Notice of Preparation (NOP) and the Initial Study are also available for review in person at Hesperia City Hall, Planning Department, 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, California 92345.

The Environment Impact Report and Appendices may be accessed at the following links: 

I-15 Industrial Park

The Project would include construction of two industrial/warehouse buildings. The easternmost building would be approximately 1,108,000 square feet and the westernmost building would be approximately 742,000 square feet. In total, the Project would provide 1,850,000 square feet of industrial/warehouse space and associated improvements, including loading docks, tractor-trailer stalls, passenger vehicle parking spaces, stormwater detention basins, and landscape area. The Project would also involve the off-site construction of Sultana Street from the northwestern corner of the Building 2 site to Mesa Linda Street. At this time, the project applicant does not anticipate leasing any portion of the buildings to a tenant that would require refrigerated space.  The Project would involve a General Plan Amendment to modify a portion of the Project site’s General Plan Land Use designation from Regional Commercial to Commercial/Industrial Business Park, a Specific Plan Amendment to modify a portion of the Project site’s Main Street and Freeway Corridor Specific Plan land use designation from Regional Commercial to Commercial/Industrial Business Park, and a Zone Change to modify a portion of the Project site’s zoning designation Regional Commercial to Commercial/Industrial Business Park.

The public comment period for this Draft EIR will begin on July 21, 2022, through September 6, 2022.

The City requests that comments pertaining to the content of the Draft EIR be made in writing and addressed to Ryan Leonard, Senior Planner at the City of Hesperia, Planning Department, 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, California 92345. Written comments may also be sent by email to rleonard@cityofhesperia.us.

Comment letters and emails must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2022.

United States Cold Storage

This proposed project is an approximately 78.70-acre project, located on the east side of the US-395, bounded by Yucca Terrace Drive to the south and Avenal Street to the north.

The project would include one building on the northern portion of the project site that is proposed to be 515,334 square-feet. It would include both two-story and high bay warehousing areas and 31,594 square-feet of office space. The second building on the southern portion of the property is proposed to be a total of 531,434 square-feet and would include a two-story warehousing area and 31,594 square-feet of office space. Each building would also include a 71,352 square-foot loading dock for truck trailers that includes a 23,522 square-foot area for driver services. The maximum height of the two warehouse buildings is proposed to be approximately 150 feet.

The Proposed Project also includes a bioretention basin on the northeast corner of the site to capture and treat storm water. A solar array field is proposed in the east portion of the Project Site to generate approximately 2.35 MW to serve the facility; no energy generated would be sold to the grid.

The City has established a 30-day public scoping period. During the scoping period, the City’s intent is to disseminate Project information to the public and solicit comments from agencies, organizations, and interested parties, including nearby residents and business owners, regarding the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR, including mitigation measures or Project alternatives to reduce potential environmental effects.

Public Comment Period:  The CEQA required 45- day public review and comment period from July 8, 2021 through August 23, 2021

Ryan Leonard, AICP, Senior Planner

City of Hesperia Development Services Department

9700 Seventh Avenue

Hesperia, California 92345

(760) 947-1651

(760) 947-1221 (FAX)

rleonard@cityofhesperia.us

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) , the Initial Study,  Notice of availability (NOA) and the Draft Environmental Impact Report may be accessed at the following links:

Hesperia Commerce Center II

Hesperia Commerce Center II is an approximately 194.8-acre project, located on the northwest quadrant of Highway 395 and Phelan Road/Main Street, and is bound by Yucca Terrace Drive to the north, Highway 395 to the east, Phelan Road to the south, and Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light utility corridor to the west.

The Project would include construction of three industrial/warehouse buildings and associated improvements on 194.8-acres of vacant land. Building 1 (the north-westernmost building) would be 1,561,582 square feet, Building 2 (the southernmost building) would be 2,068,100 square feet, which would potentially be divided between two spaces within the same building, and Building 3 (the easternmost building) would be 112,908 square feet. In total, the Project would provide 3,742,590 square feet of industrial/warehouse space and associated improvements, including loading docks, tractor-trailer stalls, passenger vehicle parking spaces, and approximately 7 percent landscape area coverage.

The City established a 30-day public scoping period from November 21, 2019, to December 20, 2019. During the scoping period, the City’s intent was to disseminate Project information to the public and solicit comments from agencies, organizations, and interested parties, including nearby residents and business owners, regarding the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), including mitigation measures or Project alternatives to reduce potential environmental effects. 

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) and the attached Initial Study may be accessed at the following links:

The Environment Impact Report and Appendices may be accessed at the following links: NOTE: The comment period on the Environmental Impact Report has CLOSED.

The Final Environment Impact Report and Appendices may be accessed at the following links: