New Model Colony

The New Model Colony (NMC) covers 8,200 acres of the former San Bernardino Agricultural Preserve. This area is intended to provide a range of housing opportunities for the City’s emerging regional and national employment centers. Buildout of this area is contingent on completion of infrastructure, approval of specific plans, and cancellation of Williamson Act contracts. The City has entered into an agreement with a consortium to fund $430 million in infrastructure serving the eastern NMC. Many specific plans for this area have been approved. Some of the original Williamson Act contracts will also expire during the planning period. The General Plan has designated much of the area for medium and high density residential and mixed-use. Although development is not expected to occur during the planning period, the City will continue to process specific plan applications and work with developers to address outstanding issues, in particular the financing of infrastructure in the western NMC.