350,000 sq. ft. distribution warehouse planned for site of former water park

Public review and comment on the environmental reports ends April 29 at 5:30pm. How to comment below.

350,000 sq. ft. distribution warehouse planned for site of former water park
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REDLANDS, Calif. – Redevelopment of the former Splash Kingdom Water Park site is underway. 

Los Angeles developer North Palisade Partners is proposing the construction of a 357,610-square-foot distribution warehouse on the 18-acre site at 1101 California Street, directly off of I-10.

The project would include 47 truck dock doors and 8,000 square feet of office space. 

Why it matters:  This land is zoned as Special Development as a part of the East Valley Corridor Specific Plan. This means land use options go beyond industrial or commercial use. 

At a July 2021 Redlands Planning Commission meeting, city staff discussed the broad list of permitted uses for the land. At the time, commissioners encouraged the development of the land into an entertainment spot for the community.

The now-defunct Splash Kingdom Waterpark (formerly Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom) operated as a water park, trampoline park, minigolf course, arcade, and concert venue from 1996 until 2020. 

The proposed warehouse is in an area of mixed development with the San Bernardino County Museum to the east and distribution warehouses to the west. 

Immediately north of the property, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals plans a multi-phased 863,000-square-foot medical office and hospital to be built over 20 years, according to the city's current project list

The closest residence is about 700 feet from the project, and the nearest school is about a third of a mile away.

Where the project is now: The public review and comment period for the environmental reports related to the development began on March 28.

The environmental reports, based on CEQA guidelines, look at impacts on greenhouse gases, air quality and traffic. A full list of the reports can be found here.

Those who want to comment on the environmental report's findings can write to Kevin Beery, Senior Planner, at kbeery@cityofredlands.org.

Comments must be received by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29.

Moving Forward: Additional opportunities for public comment will be available when the project goes before the Redlands Planning Commission.

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