San Manuel Landing

San Manuel Landing

A Community Investment Project By The San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians

About San Manuel Landing

San Manuel Landing, designed by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Trammell Crow, is the reimagined use for a 50+ acre lot on the site of the former Norton Air Force Base. Located at the southeast corner of Victoria Avenue and 3rd Street, San Manuel Landing aligns with the California Alliance Specific Plan and the City of San Bernardino General Plan for a long-term sustainable investment in the community’s economic development.

As one of the few “Class A” warehouse facilities to be found in San Bernardino, San Manuel Landing’s 1M sq. ft. structure is set amongst extensive, attractive drought-tolerant landscaping highlighted by a linear park, an iconic historical water tower and mural wall highlighting the rich history of the area.

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Project Benefits

San Manuel Landing brings the following benefits:

  • Jobs, from part-time to full-time, with long-term growth opportunities and versatility in a booming industry defined by innovation and technological breakthroughs
  • New bus stop for improved access to public transportation
  • Visually appealing design incorporating the city’s history with an iconic water tower as focal point in linear park
  • Over $1M in property taxes and $6M in direct financial impact to the city
  • Bike trail accommodation
  • Built to meet CALGreen Certification and LEED specifications including solar energy; accommodations for electric truck and vehicle charging and an innovative onsite truck staging area

More Than a Year of Extensive Evaluation

  • Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared by an independent and highly respected California Environmental
    Quality Act (CEQA) consulting firm (T&B Planning).
  • EIR was also peer reviewed by an independent and highly respected third party CEQA consultant (PlaceWorks).
  • EIR was reviewed and approved by the City Attorney.
  • The process included extensive public review and comment with 30-day comment period and hearing on the scope
    of the Draft EIR, a 45-day comment period on the Draft EIR, a Final EIR, three Development Environmental Review
    Committee Meetings, a Planning Committee hearing and two upcoming City Council hearings.
  • All public comments received a timely response.

Tell the San Bernardino City Council: I Support San Manuel Landing

Thank you, San Bernardino residents, for showing your support for San Manuel Landing! San Bernardino City Council approved the project with a 5-2 vote on March 17, 2021. The City Council is anticipated to consider San Manuel Landing once more during their next meeting on April 7, 2021. Please show your support below!

We hope that we can count on you-our friends, neighbors, community partners and business colleagues-to show your support.  Together we can make a difference in the future of San Bernardino.

Please refer to the map below to find your ward’s City Council representative.  Fill out the form to send a message of support today.  Thank you for your partnership and for support for a better San Bernardino!

About San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians

In the 1950s and 60s we recall seeing huge planes flying into Norton Air Force Base from our small hillside Reservation, our homeland not three miles away but worlds apart. From the air, we imagined that pilots took no notice of our underserved community of a few handmade buildings with no modern infrastructure including a complete lack of street lighting or paved roads.

Things have changed. Today, the Tribe has built a thriving community, government and business that provides its citizens a good quality of life and thousands of jobs to our neighbors. Now, we own part of the former Norton Air Force Base. We are working with city, county and private partners to develop this property as a center for commerce called San Manuel Landing.

Our approach to the Landing is as a tribal government seeking sustainable economic developments to meet our government obligation for seven generations to come. A fact recognized by the Federal government in 2005, when the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) completed the transfer of this land as part of the Federal Property Administrative Services Act of 1949, which provided a framework for the return of this portion of Tribe’s ancestral land base – home to the Serrano people since time immemorial.