Northwest Chico Specific Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chico, City of (City of Chico)
Document Title
Northwest Chico Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
The predominant land use south east of the project area is single-family residential, and a mix of retail, office, recreation uses and a mobile home park along the Esplanade. East of the study area, along Hicks Lane, the predominant land use if also single-family residential. The uses to the south and north west of the project area are primarily agricultural and rural residential.

Document Description
The City of Chico is preparing a Specific Plan and an EIR for approximatley 632 acres of developable land located within an area of Chico known as the Northwest Chico development area. The City's goal in preparing the Northwest Chico Specific Plan is to guide development in this area by identifying environmental and planning issues that must be considered in more detail as specific development proposals are received. The current project identifies locations for new residential, commercial and mixed use development as well as a network of opern space in the project area. The plan anticipates 20.3 acres of new commercial uses and approximately 334 acres of new residential uses or roughly 2000 new housing units. The City is currently preparing plans for the future DeGarmo Community Park, a 35 acre park that will be located within the project area. The City has already prepared a negative declaration for DeGarmo Park, so it is not part of this environmental review process. Key components of the NCSP will include: -A community vision and goals for the Northwest Chico development area; -A land use and development plan that identifies specific land uses, an open space framework, circulation patterns, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and necessary infrastructure improvements; -Illustrative development concepts for each type of proposed land use including single-family and multi-family residential and commercial uses; and -An implementation plan including a conceptual phasing and financial plan.

Contact Information
Kim Seidleer
City of Chico
PO Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927

Phone : (530) 895-4743


Total Acres
State Highways
Highway 99
Shasta Elementary
Mud & Sycamore Creeks

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (2000 Units, 334 Acres) Commercial (350000 Sq. Ft., 20.3 Acres) Recreational (Neighborhood Parks)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 3

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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