Rancho Cielito Development

Project Overview

Rolling Ridge Ranch (Project Applicant) proposes to build a privately gated multi-family apartment project in the City of Chino Hills to be known as Rancho Cielito. The project site is located on approximately 48 acres that includes 18.87 acres of water surface area that make up Lake Los Serranos. The Project site is generally located north of Los Serranos Boulevard/Valle Vista Drive and south of the Lake Los Serranos Club. The Project proposes 354 dwelling units and associated features and facilities including two clubhouses, leasing/management office, three active recreation areas, passive open spaces, trails, maintenance garage, and associated infrastructure. The following applications are associated with the project:

Tentative Parcel Map No. 4615 is requested to create 3 parcels as follows:

  • Parcel 1 - approx. 13.296 acres (East Village 166 apartments)
  • Parcel 2 - approx.13.374 acres (West Village 188 apartments)
  • Parcel 3 - approx. 1.051 acres (Los Serranos Club Office and residence)
  • Lake Parcel - approx. 20.74 acres (Lake Los Serranos would be included as part of the Rancho Cielito apartment complex project).

Site Plan Review Number 17SPR02 is a request for construction of 354 medium density residential apartment units (7 two-story and 7 three-story residential carriage buildings, 10 three-story residential buildings and 2 clubhouses).

Minor Variances are requested to 1) allow an increase in building height from 35’ to 44’-8” feet (28% increased) to screen the mechanical equipment for three elevator towers and 2) allow an increase of the maximum building height from 35’ to 41’-10” (19% increase) for the three-story buildings rooftop parapet walls and shed roofs elements of multifamily residential buildings in order blend with the elevator towers.


Rolling Ridge Ranch/Lake Los Serranos Company
Attn: Jack Greening
15111 Pipeline Avenue Office
Chino Hills, CA 91709
E-mail Jack Greening

Project Status

The Chino Hills City Council held a public hearing for the Rancho Cielito Project on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 where it approved the project and adopted the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and a Mitigation Monitoring Report Program in compliance with Section 15162 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.  

Notice of Determination

The Rancho Cielito Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration can be viewed here:


Appendix A - Emissions Assessment

Appendix B - Biological Resources Assessment/Tree Surveys

Appendix C - Cultural Resources Assessment

Appendix D - Energy Consumption Analysis

Appendix E - Geotechnical Geologic Study

Appendix F - Phase 1 ESA

Appendix G - Hydrology and Hydraulics Report

Appendix H - Noise Impact Assessment

Appendix I - Traffic Impact Analysis

Appendix J - VMT Analysis

The proposed environmental document is available for public review through Monday, January 10, 2022.  Public comments will be accepted through completion of the public hearing process.

Written comments and questions may be sent to: Kim Zuppiger, Project Planner, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills 91709 or kzupiger@chinohills.org

Site Plan (PDF)