The 2019 Superbloom is a natural phenomenon unlike anything the City has ever experienced and demonstrates the extreme beauty of the City of Lake Elsinore. We would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience as we faced substantial challenges related to this international attraction. At this time, the City is experiencing a high call volume. Walker Canyon is currently open, however parking is very limited. Lake Street and Nichols Road are also now open. For more information, call the Superbloom Hotline at 951-471-1238 or check the City's social media feeds.

Downtown Elsinore Specific Plan


On September 25, 2018, the Lake Elsinore City Council approved the City -initiated the Downtown Elsinore Specific Plan.   The Downtown Elsinore Specific Plan (DESP) is a flexible development plan that replaced the previously approved 2011 Downtown Master Plan (2011 DMP). 

The DESP establishes a vision, land use plan and development standards that are intended to stimulate private sector investment in the downtown area; enhance connectivity from the downtown to the Lake; create a vibrant, livable, viable and sustainable environment in downtown; encourage the infill of vacant lots (especially corner lots) with quality mixed-use development consisting of a variety of residential, office/commercial, retail, cultural and civic uses; promote the inclusion of public buildings (such as a library, post office, and city hall) as economic magnets in the downtown; provide a variety of cultural and arts facilities and programs to draw citizens and visitors to the downtown; protect the character of historic buildings within the historic downtown; create walkable streets (with new sidewalks, curbs, streetscaping, and quality lighting); and provide adequate parking with easy access within downtown.  

Downtown Elsinore SP Cover - Draft 8-23-18 

 FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained by contacting Richard M. MacHott, Planning Manager, at (951) 674-3124, ext. 209 or via email at