Nevada City School of the Arts


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Nevada City School of the Arts
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
GPD: business park; Z: Business park
Document Description
The project is a proposed use permit supported by a comprehensive master plan (CMP16-0015) for the existing Bitney Springs Business Park campus property in Nevada County. The proposed project includes an "after the fact" approval of a CMP and use permit for the school. The associated structures and activities are within the CMP delineated project area totaling approx 315 acres. NCSA has been in operation at this site since 1999 and currently supports 430 students with 84 faculty and staff. Approx 96% of the campus is open space and the total footprint of the buildings is 177,500 sf. With the exception of a new proposed multiple purpose play-field and upgrades to pathways and parking to comply with the ADA, ground disturbing construction activity will be limited.

Contact Information

Coleen L. Shade
Agency Name
Nevada County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Nevada City
Cross Streets
Newtown Rd and Bitney Springs Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
52-050-30, 31, -070-49, -50, 04-0
State Highways
SR 49
South Yuba River and Deer Crk

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Education, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (K-8 Charter School)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation

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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