Fresh & Easy Riverside Facility Subsequent EIR

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Fresh & Easy, a rapidly expanding grocery chain of neighborhood markets, offers quick-service shopping and healthy take-home, heat-and-serve meals. The Southern California Fresh & Easy Riverside distribution and warehouse needed to expand their receiving, sorting, preparation, repackaging, storage, and distribution areas to service approximately 550 stores throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona.

The 776,300-square-foot Riverside distribution and warehouse, built at the March Business Center, was determined by March Joint Powers Authority to be exempt under CEQA and consistent with the Business Center Specific Plan. ESA prepared a subsequent environmental impact report (EIR) to address a 1.1-million-square-foot expansion of the Riverside distribution facility. We prepared technical reports for air quality, noise, and greenhouse gases to address unique challenges such as the presence of air quality impacts over five air districts that Fresh & Easy's distribution trucks will travel through to supply this expansion. ESA also provided technical expertise regarding impacts to traffic, biological resources, hazardous materials, and hydrology.

ESA's thorough analysis and EIR were integral to the successful expansion of Fresh & Easy's Riverside distribution facility.

Specialized Services

  • Air quality assessments
  • Baseline protocol and surveys
  • Development feasibility (constraints/opportunities, due diligence)
  • Dispersion modeling
  • Environmental impact reports
  • Environmental scoping meetings
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Inventories and reporting
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Native American, ethnographic, and archaeological studies
  • Traffic and parking studies
  • Visual impact analyses