Rialto Airport Redevelopment Project - "Renaissance Rialto"
The City of Rialto has approved the Renaissance Specific Plan, a 1,500 acre masterplanned area along the 210 Freeway, west of Ayala Avenue. The City of Rialto plans to close and redevelop the Rialto Municipal Airport (Art Scholl Memorial Field) as part of this premier project. Closure of the Airport will require the relocation of all flight operations and tenants to surrounding general aviation Airports in the region. The closure of the Airport is anticipated to 18 -24 months. Lewis-Hillwood Rialto, the master developer for the redevelopment of the Airport facilities, is a joint venture of the Lewis Operating Companies and Hillwood Properties, which is a Ross Perot Company.
The Planning Center, a renowned land use and planning consulting firm, prepared the Renaissance Land Use Plan , which envisions a diverse yet balanced mixed-use community that will provide a variety of housing choices, as well as major employment and business development opportunities for the community. Development of "Renaissance Rialto" will begin in earnest when the economy recovers and demand for new development returns.