Northwest Chico Specific Plan

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
Northwest Chico Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
City of Chico
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 2000, Acres 334), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 350000, Acres 20.3), Recreational (Neighborhood Parks)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire, Wildlife

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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