Environmental Impact Report | Baker, California
The Gateway Communities Project (Project) comprises a complementary mix of commercial/retail/service uses and residential products designed to serve local residents, provide services for motorists traversing the region, and support desert tourism generally. The approximately 120-acre Project site is located east of Interstate 15 and roughly one mile easterly of the town of Baker in San Bernardino County, CA. In addition to providing highway (I-15) services, the Gateway Communities Project has been specifically designed to provide convenient lodging and services to visitors of the Mojave National Preserve.
Responding to current and anticipated market conditions, Project land uses would be allocated to the development categories listed below. Approximate gross acreages assigned to each land use/development category are indicated parenthetically.
- RV & Trailer Park (20 acres);
- Convenience Store with Gas Station/Commercial (10 acres);
- Truck Stop (10 acres);
- Hotel/Commercial/Business Park (43 acres);
- Restaurant, Retail & Fast Food w/Drive Thru (20 acres); and
- Park (17 acres).
An amendment to the current Countywide General Plan Land Use Zoning map, re-designating the Project site from Resource Conservation (RC) to General Commercial (CG) would be required.
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