General Plan Land Use Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
General Plan Land Use Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
The project is to update the 1995 General Plan Land Use Element (Chapter 1) according to the 2003 OPR General Plan Guidelines and more recent updates to state planning and zoning laws. The proposed amendments exclusively focus on the text of the Land Use Element and include: 1) updating the data, information and references with more current sources; 2) incorporating new language for compliance with state laws such as Government Code Section 65302.10 (SB 244 Wolk, 2011, Planning for Disadvantaged Communities); 3) incorporating the 2010 Truckee Tahoe and 2011 Nevada County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans; 4) incorporating structural and formatting changes; 5) incorporating new policies to identify potential candidates for future Area Plans; 6) revising policies where progress has been made or changes in situation have occurred; 7) incorporating additional policy language promoting broadband technologies and emphasizing healthy communities concepts; 8) incorporating minor corrections and editing to clarify information; and, 9) incorporating minor corrections and editing issues to clarify information, replace acronyms with complete terms, and correct minor grammatical and reference errors.

Contact Information
Kimberly Hunter
Nevada County Planning Dept.
Lead/Public Agency
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-1423


Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 20, 49, 89, 174, 267
Multiple, including the Bear and Yuba Rivers

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
General Plan Update General Plan Amendment General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board (ARB) 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

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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