The El Centro Planning Commission on Tuesday continued the public hearing on the 465-home subdivision planned for the south part of the city until Dec. 18.
The plan calls for 465 single-family residences to be built on about 120 acres of what is now farmland. The project sits directly south of the city water treatment plant and Police Department weapons range between Clark Road and Imperial Avenue, north of McCabe Road.
A consultant for the environmental study said more time is needed to review the potential effects of the project on the weapons range.
The consultant, Carey J. Fernandes of Mooney & Associates of San Diego, said mitigation could include moving the range.
Fernandes said the project's impact on McCabe Union Elementary School would not be immediate, but a new school eventually would be needed.