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

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.

Pixior Warehouse Facility

The proposed project consists of the development of a single large warehouse building and associated parking.  The Site is currently high desert open space. 

The warehouse building will be 444,000 square feet in size.  There will be dock-high parking spaces for unloading areas for large trucks (approximately 81), three ground level truck doors and parking areas, and 258 spaces for employee and visitor vehicles.  The building will be an L-shape with large truck docking on the north and west sides of the L, with employee and visitor vehicle parking on the northeast and east sides of the building.  There will be a 16,500 square foot office within the building (included in the 444,000 square feet).  The building will be powered primarily by solar energy from solar roof panels. Building height will be approximately 40 feet.

Fire lanes will be established around the perimeter of the building as required by City Code.  Stormwater detention facilities will be provided in the northwest corner of the parcel.  The parking areas will be paved with asphalt, with concrete truck dock aprons.  

A concrete sidewalk will be installed along Amargosa Road.  Small strips of irrigated landscaping will be installed on the east side of the project.  Small strips of natural landscape will be retained on the south, west and north sides of the Project.  The Project will be fully fenced and will include a security gate and guardhouse.  

The project is within the Commercial Industrial Business Park (CIBP) zone of the Main Street and Freeway Corridor Specific Plan.

Public Review Period: May 13, 2021 through June 12, 2021. 

Please submit your written comments no later than close of business June 12, 2021 to:

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 public hearing is tentatively scheduled before the Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m. on July 8, 2021 in the Council Chambers at Hesperia City Hall located at 9700 Seventh Avenue.

The Initial Study and other documents used to support the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review at the following location: CITY OF HESPERIA PLANNING DIVISION, 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, California 92345.

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 stormwater. 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. During this period, this NOP and the Initial Study 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 been extended through 5:00 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Holy Heavenly Lake 

Holy Heavenly Lake property owners are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Report for their project, which will start the application process through the City.  This process will culminate with public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council, possibly in late 2020.

For more information about Holy Heavenly Lake, please visit the links below.