|The proposed site of the Menifee Lakes Plaza lies at the northwest corner of Newport Road (left) and Antelope Road (far right). Interstate 215 is in the background.|
The Menifee Lakes Plaza proposal has been on the drawing table for more than four years. In the spring of 2009, the city council was given a presentation by the developer for a project including a hotel, convenience store, gas station, car wash and lube center. This would be the second extension granted to the developer, according to the public hearing notice.
The project proposal includes extensions of time for the plot plan; for a conditional use permit for the lube center, car wash, convenience store and gas station; and for a CUP to allow additional height for the hotel beyond zoning development standards.
According to the proposal, roofs above three entrances to the hotel would be as tall as 45 feet, 5 inches. The current height limit is 35 feet for structures in Menifee.
According to the public hearing notice, environmental impact reports were previously adopted by the Planning Commission and no further environmental review is required.
The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. A second public hearing is scheduled that night regarding a request for minor revisions to a plot plan for a McDonald's fast food restaurant previously approved for the south side of Newport Road between Bradley Road and Winterhawk Road. The revisions apply only to modifications to a driveway entering the site.