Southern Sphere of Influence Planning and Annexation Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Grass Valley
Document Title
Southern Sphere of Influence Planning and Annexation Project
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Document Description
The City of Grass Valley is proposing amendments to the Southern Sphere of Influence Planning and Annexation Project, which would change the boundary of the southern sphere of influence (SOI), revise land use designations through a General Plan amendment, revise the pre-zoning, and annex the southern SOI into the city. The City has prepared a subsequent EIR (SEIR) that provides programmatic analysis of the potential environmental effects associated with future development that could result from implementation of the Southern SOI Amendment and project-level analysis of a 10-acre residential development west of State Route 49 within the SOI.

Contact Information

Thomas Last
Agency Name
City of Grass Valley
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Grass Valley
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 49
Other Location Info
The project is located immediately south of the existing City of Grass Valley limits and within the City of Grass Valley Planning Area in the central/western portion of Nevada County. The project spans both the east and west sides of SR 49, beginning in the vicinity of McKnight Road and extending south along SR 49 and La Barr Meadows Road to the western boundary of Empire Mine State Park.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Residential (Units 516, Acres 79), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 124146, Acres 11, Employees 1), Industrial (Sq. Ft. 1703675, Acres 261, Employees 1)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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