Urban Crossroads has provided forecasting, analysis and design services for the Great Park Neighborhoods since 2009. This includes the assessment of transportation impact to roadways in the City of Irvine, City of Lake Forest, County of Orange and surrounding areas using the Irvine Traffic Analysis Model (ITAM). Project phases were evaluated for interim year and General Plan buildout conditions, with special attention paid to the refinement of sustainable project land use and network characteristics.
Great Park Neighborhoods
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan Circulation Element addressed local needs and was developed to respond to state and regional programs that will shape the refinements to the City’s Circulation Element and its goals and policies. In addition, the Element’s goals and policies are tailored to meet the intent of various programs. A heightened focus on various methods of transportation or modal layers (automobile, walking, bicycling, and potential future transit routes) provides the framework for City of Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan Circulation Element.
Majestic Chino Gateway
The Majestic Chino Gateway development includes a master planned industrial park of approximately 3,070,400 square feet along with corner retail of approximately 46,600 square feet to be developed within 156 acres of underutilized land at the California Institution for Men (CIM) Chino. The project site is generally located at the northwest corner of Kimball Avenue and Euclid Avenue (State Route 83) in the City of Chino. Due to the regional goods movement aspect of the project, the comprehensive traffic impact analysis evaluated not only nearby City of Chino controlled transportation facilities, but also evaluated several State Route and Interstate freeway corridors.
Air Quality Projects
Tentative Tract Map No. 36391
This air toxics and criteria pollutant study has been completed to determine the pollutant exposures for future residents and the necessary design measures for the proposed Tentative Tract 36391 residential development located adjacent to the I-15 Freeway in Riverside County.
Tuscana Village Specific Plan Mixed-Use Development
This air quality study has been completed to determine the impacts associated with construction and operational activity associated with the proposed Tuscana Village Specific Plan Mixed-Use development located in the City of Ontario. Nearby sensitive receptors were identified in order to provide specific site-adjacent impacts and necessary mitigation was identified.
First Nandina Logistics Center
In order to identify cumulative health risk impacts associated with the Project and other related projects, Urban Crossroads, identified all applicable cumulative developments located within a quarter mile buffer of the Project site and the primary truck route that the Project was expected to utilize.
March Business Center Construction Noise Analysis
This noise study was prepared to assess the short-term construction related noise level impacts on neighboring noise sensitive land uses. The analysis provides temporary construction noise mitigation measures for each phase of construction using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Roadway Construction Noise Model (RCNM) that includes a national database of construction equipment reference noise emission levels.
Tract Map 18466
The purpose of the final noise analysis was to ensure that the proposed residential development is compatible with the existing and future noise environment and to satisfy the City of Rancho Cucamonga noise standards for residential development. The predicted noise level estimates for Tentative Tract Map 18466 were validated based on actual 24-hour exterior noise level measurements and traffic counts. Using the calibrated traffic noise prediction model, the analysis shows that the “useable yard” areas (shielded by the house) will remain within the “conditionally acceptable” City of Rancho Cucamonga exterior community noise exposure level for all lots with the proposed exterior noise mitigation measures.
Prior to construction, Urban Crosroads, developed a noise prediction model to assess the noise environment at the Coral Mountain Apartment Complex project, consisting of 175 multi-family apartment style units. The project is situated adjacent to Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) bus lot that generates significant early morning (5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.) noise from the engine idling, air brake testing, safety beepers, and horns.