The City of Moreno Valley selected a team led by Raimi + Associates and Sargent Town Planning to prepare a long range vision plan for the 3-mile Nason Street Corridor, from SR-60 to the hills to the south. This assignment followed previous corridor vision plans prepared by the Raimi/Sargent team for Alessandro Boulevard - which intersects Nason at the center of the planning area - and for SR-60 freeway corridor from Nason Street to the city’s eastern boundary.
Through a process of existing conditions assessment, stakeholder interviews, working sessions with City staff, and public workshops, the team prepared an urban framework plan that envisions Nason as a complete street and multi-modal corridor, and the large vacant parcels adjacent to it as a series of varied neighborhoods and districts. These range from semi-rural executive housing to mixed single- and multi-family neighborhoods, mixed-use neighborhood centers, a medical employment district adjacent to Riverside County Medical Center, and senior housing and a continuum of care facility surrounding Kaiser’s Moreno Valley Medical Center.
The plan also proposes a significant new town center at the corner of Nason Street and Alessandro Boulevard, where the City owns a vacant 80-acre parcel adjacent to vacant privately owned parcels. The concept was embraced by City leaders and adjoining private property owners in the final public workshop, with property owners asking the team when they could submit development applications. The plan was endorsed by the City council and planning commission in a joint session in the fall of 2015 and the City is currently studying a series of options for moving forward with plan implementation.