Project Description

Mountain Park EIR and Specific Plan Engineering

Located near the 241 Tollway and Gypsum Canyon Wash, the proposed project will include development of up to 2,500 residential units in a gated community, an elementary school, neighborhood parks, community park and natural open space dedications on approximately 3,200 acres of land. The project includes a new SR-241 freeway interchange at Weir Canyon Road; a freeway bridge overcrossing along SR-241, SR-91 and Gypsum Canyon Road freeway interchange upgrades, three water reservoirs, on-road (Class II) public bikeway through the community, regional riding and hiking trails with connections to the Santa Ana River Trail and Coal-Gypsum Canyon trail, a trail staging area with grade separated riding and linking trail undercrossings at two street crossing locations, a regional drainage culvert to collect and convey runoff from project development areas, and upland watershed natural areas to the Santa Ana River.

The plan’s focus is environmentally compatible neighborhoods that sustain healthy natural creeks and drainages while allowing for water quality treatment of runoff. During the EIR stage, Fuscoe performed environmental studies to create watershed design features that protect the Santa Ana River’s endangered species, such as the Santa Ana Sucker Fish. Innovative designs for preserving and stabilizing water courses and hydromodification impacts, while enabling residential and infrastructure uses, were tested as well as “bio-reactive” water treatment staging to ensure direct river discharge meets regulatory expectations.

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Project Details

Location:
Anaheim, CA

Client:
The Irvine Company for the City of Anaheim

Status:
Completion has been postponed due to market conditions