Ferndale Land Use and Safety Element Updates


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Ferndale
Document Title
Ferndale Land Use and Safety Element Updates
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The City is preparing an update of two of its existing General Plan Elements; Land Use and Safety. The City of Ferndale’s General Plan was last comprehensively updated and adopted in 1986. Since then, the City's land use needs have changed due to economic and demographic conditions and updates to state guidelines and policies. The Land Use Element also serves as the City’s consolidated Open Space and Conservation Elements and provides the City an opportunity to review and program City-wide land uses for future growth. There have been changes to state guidelines since the Safety Element was drafted in 2014; the element will be updated to bring it into compliance with current regulations.

Contact Information

Vanessa Blodgett
Agency Name
Planwest Partners, Inc.
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Jay Parrish
Agency Name
City of Ferndale
Job Title
City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres
State Highways
Ferndale Elementary School and Ferndale High School
Salt River
02, 11
Other Location Info
Project covers entire incorporated area of the City of Ferndale, CA.

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 1, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Land Use Element Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, 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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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