Projects that will bring 246 new homes to the Preserve area of south Chino were approved by the Chino Planning Commission on May 20. The commission also gave a one-year extension for another residential project and paved the way for a new warehouse.

A master plan and subdivision of 8.86 acres in the Preserve for 176 homes was approved by the commission. The project is located east of West Preserve Loop, south of Garden Park Street and west of Main Street. Two- and three-story row townhomes are proposed along the western portion of the project site, and three-story triplex and duplex homes are proposed along the eastern side. 

The project’s developer is Chino Development Corporation of the Lewis Group of Companies.

William Lyon Homes received site approval for the construction of 70 attached residential units on 4.13 acres at a density of 16.9 dwellings per acre in a high-density residential zone. That zoning currently allows 16 units per acre. The developments, to be located at the southeast corner of West Preserve Loop and Garden Park Street, will include two- and three-story townhomes.

A pocket park will be constructed by developers near both the Lewis and William Lyon Homes projects. It will include an open lawn, barbecue grills, tables, seating and play court that could accommodate games such as cornhole or bocce ball.

A third project, to build 203 homes on 20.3 acres at the northeast corner of Pine and East Preserve Loop Road, also in the Preserve area, was granted a one-year extension for its master plan and subdivision. This is the third and final extension for the project which will be the first phase of a larger 125-acre master plan area known as Falloncrest at the Preserve, which includes a mix of commercial, residential and open space and is located at the northeast of Pine Avenue and West Preserve Loop Road.

That project is being developed by RCCD, Inc.


The commission also approved a request to change the City’s General Plan and Preserve Specific Plan zoning for an approximately 3.1-acre property from agriculture to light industrial to accommodate the construction of a 50,618-square-foot industrial building, known as the Rodriguez Warehouse Project, on the south side of Remington Avenue, east of Hellman Avenue and west of the City limits. The request also included the cancellation of a Williamson Act Land Conservation contract.

The Williamson Act enables local governments to enter into contracts with private landowners for the purpose of restricting specific parcels of land to agricultural or related open space use. 

Applicant Howard Industrial Partners will pay the penalty fee for the contract cancellation. City officials said the Department of Agriculture has no issues with the cancellation but wants to see the planning commission’s comments on the request.

There are no tenants yet for the warehouse, which will need final approval from the Chino City Council.

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