Transit Villages Plan

Image of Santa Fe Depot in 1945

A “Notice of Preparation (NOP)” to prepare an Environmental Impact Report is now available. Please go to the Environmental Documents page (click here) to view the NOP and Initial Study. Instructions are included in the NOP for how to submit comments on the proposed scope of the environmental analysis.   

Preparation of the draft “Transit Villages Specific Plan” is complete! This new specific plan will focus on future development around three new train stations in the core of Redlands, future ”transit villages” will surround each of the three station sites, and will help implement the long-term vision for future development contained in the 2035 General Plan. 

At Left: the historic Santa Fe Depot (circa 1945) in Downtown Redlands, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Train lines began serving Redlands in the late 1800s, connecting the sprawling citrus industry to destinations throughout the nation. 

The Transit Villages Specific Plan will be a critical tool for implementing the new 2035 General Plan. More than 100 new Policies and Actions are directly related to implementing the Transit Village Concept. For example, Policy 4-P.51 states, “Complete a Transit Village Plan that will define: village character, design guidelines for architecture and site development, permitted and conditional uses, building setbacks and heights, yards, interfaces with the public streets and sidewalks, security measures, and transitions to existing neighborhoods.”

Project website:

Draft Transit Villages Specific Plan Boundary Map

The Transit Villages Specific Plan will be a regulating document similar to the Zoning Code. As a specific plan, it will contain very detailed development standards (such as building height, setbacks, parking, etc.), types of allowed land uses, architectural design requirements, infrastructure requirements, and public realm improvements for the future development of the future transit villages areas. In this case for the Transit Villages Specific Plan project, the geographical area is identified by the draft Specific Plan Boundary map (refer to the project website to see the current draft boundary map).

For more information about this project, including the overall project schedule and currently available documents, go to the project website:

Image of Santa Fe Depot in 201


Redlands Passenger Rail Project

by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA)

Redlands Passenger Rail logo

Website for SBCTA’s Redlands Passenger Rail project is (click here).