Annexation of the Johnson Rancho and Hop Farm Properties

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Wheatland
Document Title
Annexation of the Johnson Rancho and Hop Farm Properties
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Site consists of primarily vacant agricultural land. Land Use designation is Valley Agriculture. The Hop Farm property and five 'Wheatland' parcels are designated in the Wheatland General Plan Land Uses as Low Density, Low-Medium Density, and High Density Residential, Employment, Commercial, Civic Center, Park, and School. The remainder of the site is designated as Urban Reserve. The site is zoned various Yuba County Agricultural designations.

Document Description
The proposed project site is located east of the City of Wheatland, outside the City limits but within the Wheatland Sphere of Influence. The approximately 4,069-acre project site is largely vacant/undeveloped and consists primarily of agricultural land. Grasshopper Slough traverses the central portion of the project site in a northwesterly to southeasterly direction. In addition, Spenceville Road borders the northwestern/north-central boundary of the project site and Dry Creek borders the northeast boundary of the site. The majority of the southern boundary of the project site is made up of the Yuba County/Placer County line. State Route 65 and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks are located west of the annexation. The proposed project is primarily composed of three separate properties - the Johnston Rancho property, the Bear River Hop Farm property, and the Dave Browne property. Two of the proposed project's three requested entitlements, annexation and prezone, involve the entire 4,069-acre area composed of the Johnson Rancho, Bear River Hop Farm, Dave Browne properties, and five additional 'Wheatland' parcels. The additional 'Wheatland' parcels consist of five parcels that have been included in the proposed annexation boundaries so as to avoid the creation of county "islands." The five 'Wheatland' parcels comprise a total of 14.0 acres. The proposed project would include the development of up to approximately 14,329 residential lots, varying from Very Low Density Residential to High Density Residential. In addition, development of the project would include other land uses, such as Employment/Office, Commercial, Civic Center, Elementary and Middle Schools, Parks and Open Space, and a potential hospital.

Contact Information
Tim Raney
City of Wheatland
Lead/Public Agency
313 Main Street
Wheatland, CA 95692

Phone : (530) 633-2761


39°02'06"N 121°22'48"W
Cross Streets
State Route 65 and Spenceville Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 65
Wheatland Union High,Bear River Middle,Wheatland Elem.,...
Bear River, Dry Creek, Grasshopper Slough, Sohrakoff Drainage Canal
Other Information
schools: Virginia School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Acres 3,167) Office (Acres 286) Commercial (Acres 138) Educational (Elementary School, Middle School) Recreational (Civic Center) Other (Potential Hospital)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Prezone Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

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