Vacant Lands Inventory and Zoning Evaluation for Possible Housing Opportunities

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Vacant Lands Inventory and Zoning Evaluation for Possible Housing Opportunities
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
The Vacant Lands Inventory and Zoning Evaluation for Possible Rezoning to Promote Housing Opportunities Project (proposed project) proposes to conduct a vacant lands inventory and zoning review of private properties located throughout the County. This information would be used identify land that may be appropriate for zone change(s) to promote housing opportunities, primarily by increasing allowable residential density. This may include increasing the amount of multi-family zoning available in the County, lowering some of the minimum lot size requirements, and additional zoning areas with principal permitting for mobile home parks. The review of the County's current zoning would also focus on commercial zones for opportunities for infill (residential) development. Areas near public transportation and other services would be considered prime, but due to the County's rural nature, other properties located in remote communities without these services might also be identified for potential zone changes. A review of the zoning code language addressing accessory dwelling units would also be conducted for infill opportunities. A primary component of this work would include public outreach meetings and communication with potentially affected property owners.

Contact Information

Cathreen Richards
Agency Name
Inyo County Board of Supervisors
Job Title
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Southern California
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 13, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Residential (Units 492, Acres 32)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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