Commercial Districts

There are eleven commercial centers within the city. Information for available lease space and leasing agent information has been provided below. If you are a leasing agent and would like to update any of the information below please email Christina Bustamante at cbustamante@cityofrsm.org.


Arroyo CrossroadsCoreland Companies
Matt Hammond 
(714) 573-7780
mhammond@coreland.com

Chris Premac
(714) 210-6705
cpremac@coreland.com 
Suite C: 4,642 SF
Suite H : 2,000 SF
Suite L1 :1,585
Banderas Retail CenterFirst Team Real Estate
Greg Farrell
(949) 588-8134
gregfarrell@firstteam.com 
Fully Occupied
Dove Canyon Plaza
Southern California Real Estate Services
Serena Elliot-Benson
(949) 230-2272
serena@socalres.com 
Various Suites Available ranging in size from 600 SF  to 3,500 SF.
El Paseo Plaza
Kidder Matthews
Eric Tse
(949) 557-5018
eric.tse@kidder.com 
Suite A :1,993 SF
Suite E : 1,230 SF
Suite F : 2,502 SF
Mercado Del Lago
Newmark 
Kevin Hansen
(949) 608-2194
kevin.hansen@nmrk.com 
Suite H: 802 -1,800 SF
Suite J: 902 - 1,040 SF
Plaza Antonio
Westar Associates
Kam Walton
(800) 353-7822
kam@westar1.com 
Suite A: 155-1,200 SF
Suite B: 120 - 1,373 SF
Plaza El Paseo
SRS Real Estate Partners
Adam Handfield
(949)698-1109
adam.handfield@srsre.com 
Suite B: 1,280 SF
Suite A 22312: 4,621 SF
Plaza Empresa
CBRE
Brandon Beauchemin
(909) 418-2213
brandon.beauchemin@cbre.com 
Suite A: 1,610 SF
Suite C: 1,752 SF
Suite DE: 3,437 SF
Santa Margarita Marketplace
Newmark 
Kevin Hansen
(949) 608-2194
kevin.hansen@nmrk.com 
30451 Suite B: 2,682 SF
30485 Suite C: 2,444-4,888 SF
Santa Margarita Town Center (30602-30616 Santa Margarita Pkwy)
Walter Pagle
(949) 725-8457
walter.pagle@cbre.com

Candice Desmet
(949)725-8671
candice.desmet@cbre.com 
306060 A 102: 1,104 SF
Suite D 101: 1,366 SF
Suite D 102: 1,425 SF
Santa Margarita Town Center (22195 El Paseo)


Trabuco Marketplace
SRS Real Estate Partners
Adam Handfield
(949) 698-1109
adam.handfield@srsre.com

Tony Vuona
(949) 270-8211
Tony.Vuona@SRSRE.com 
21612 Suite B: 993 SF
21612 Suite L - 2,508 SF


Zoning District Information

Commercial - General (CG) District

The purpose of the CG district is to provide for retail uses that rely primarily on automobile traffic and attract customers Citywide and/or in the regional trade area consistent with the General Plan general commercial (C) designation. 

Commercial – Neighborhood (CN) District

The CN district provides for a variety of retail uses that serve the needs of nearby neighborhoods and have limited potential to negatively impact nearby residents. This district is consistent with the General Plan neighborhood commercial (NC) designation. 

Auto Center (AC) District

(a)

Purpose of auto center district. The purpose of the auto center district regulations is to:

(1)

Provide for the retail sale of automobiles in the community consistent with the General Plan.

(2)

Provide an attractive and architecturally compatible environment along Santa Margarita Parkway in an effort to maximize the retail sale of automobiles in the City.

(3)

Provide for employment opportunities for existing and future residents.

(4)

Provide adequate space to meet the needs of auto dealerships, including off-street parking, display and loading.

(5)

Protect adjacent uses from excessive noise, illumination, odor, smoke, traffic, surface water runoff and other objectionable effects.


Auto Center Overlay (ACO) District

A.

[Purpose of auto center overlay district.] The purpose of the auto center overlay district regulations is to:

(1)

Expand the opportunity to provide for the retail sale of automobiles in the community consistent with the General Plan.

(2)

Provide an attractive and architecturally compatible environment along Santa Margarita Parkway in an effort to maximize the retail sale of automobiles in the City.

(3)

Provide for employment opportunities for existing and future residents.

(4)

Provide adequate space to meet the needs of auto dealerships, including off-street parking, display and loading.

(5)

Provide additional opportunities to expand the auto center district in appropriate areas without creating additional nonconforming lots, uses or structures.

(6)

Protect adjacent uses from excessive noise, illumination, odor, smoke, traffic, surface water runoff and other objectionable effects.


Example of Common Land Uses within the CG and CN Districts

*For a full list of permitted uses and additional information for the Commercial Districts, refer to Section 9.03.080 Commercial Districts.

Land UseCG DistrictCN DistrictNotes and Exceptions
Restaurant (sit-down)PermittedPermitteda. Outdoor seating and dining requires a Conditional Use Permit
b. Subject to nuisance standards in Section 9.05.010
c. Alcohol sales requires a Conditional Use Permit and an ABC license.
d. Live entertainment requires a Conditional Use Permit
Restaurant (drive-through)Conditional Use PermitConditional Use PermitSubject to nuisance standards in Section 9.05.010
Live Entertainment and DancingConditional Use PermitConditional Use PermitIncludes night clubs, VIP rooms, and similar uses
Alcohol beverage retail sale (including wine tasting)Conditional Use PermitConditional Use PermitSale for on-premises and off-premises consumption
HotelsConditional Use PermitNot permitted
Medical and Dental OfficesPermittedPermittedIncluding physical therapy and laboratories
Retail sales and services (Commercial General)PermittedNot Permitted
Retail sales and services (Commercial Neighborhood)Not PermittedPermitted
Theaters (walk-in)Conditional Use PermitNot Permitted
Bar/Tavern/Brewery PubConditional Use PermitConditional Use Permita. Includes on-site small scale brewery for sale for on and off premises consumption
b. Accessory uses such as billiards, pool tables, darts, and game machines also allowed


Commercial Centers Zoning w Aerial