Nevada County Sphere of Influence Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission (Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO))
Document Title
Nevada County Sphere of Influence Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
Zones - residential, C2, OS, P, M1, GP, RUR-5, RUR-0, RUR-30 RES, OS, PD, PUB

Document Description
The project is an update to the Nevada City Sphere of Influence (SOI) and includes four project alternatives: LAF Co/City Consensus Preferred Alternative, Original LAFCo Staff Recommendation Alternative, City Recommendation Alternative, and the No Project Alternative. The current SOI occupies approx 2,702 acres and the city occupies approx 1,470 acres, totaling approx 4,172 acres. The SOI Update includes no lands within the existing city boundaries. The annexation would allow for extension of City services but does not include any physical alterations or improvements to any area. No infrastructure extensions, new residential, commercial, industrial or other developments are proposed. The SOI update does not include any changes to existing land uses, land use designation, or zoning.

Contact Information
SR Jones
Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-7180


Nevada City
Cross Streets
n/a - entire SOI
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 20, 40, 49
Narrow Gauge RR
Nevada County Arpt
Nev. City/Cnty. Sch Dist
Deer Crk, Little Deer Crk, Gold Run, Newton Car

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (SOI update)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: SOI
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Population/Housing Balance Public Services Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Lands Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Caltrans, District 3 Native American Heritage Commission


Environmental Document
Project   PDF 4940 K
NOC   PDF 1149 K
State Comments
150 caltrans   PDF 600 K 150 nahc   PDF 1159 K rwqcb 150   PDF 503 K
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