Temporary Moratorium During Riverside Zoning Code Update

January 24, 2024

The Riverside Community Development staff shares the following with our partners serving the regions’ commercial real estate market and professional service providers to assist in conversations with interested investors and developers.

On December 21, 2023, the Riverside City Council adopted Resolution No. 23-R-2901, placing a temporary moratorium on the establishment or expansion of certain land uses and developments, including the processing and issuance of zoning authorizations and certificates, within the City.

The moratorium will allow the City time to review, analyze, and implement potential changes to the Riverside zoning code. The moratorium is necessary to ensure future development aligns with the ONE Riverside Comprehensive Plan, adopted August 2023, and to mitigate the potential harmful impact such developments can have on residential and commercial areas.

The temporary 12-month moratorium is city-wide and includes the below facilities and developments, or similar land uses:

Addiction treatment (outpatient)                            Junk and/or scrap yards

Auto and/or truck rentals                                         Live music and/or event venues

Car wash and/or detailing                                        Marijuana cultivation, processing and/or dispensary

Check cashing and/or payday lending.                   Motor vehicle fuel dispensing

Convenience and/or dollar stores                           Motor vehicle major and/or minor repair and service

E-cigarette, vape and/or tobacco sales.                 Self-storage and/or warehouses

Extended stay hotels                                                 Skilled gaming and/or poker

Hookah and/or smoking lounge                             Truck terminals

Used and/or new motor vehicle sales.

Read the full moratorium language here: 23-R-2901. Visit the ONE Riverside webpage to learn more about the comprehensive land use plan.

Contact the City with questions, 937-233-1801.

Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions

Last modified: February 1, 2024

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