Pottery World/Avoca Orchards Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Wheatland
Document Title
Pottery World/Avoca Orchards Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project area consists of two project sites: the approximately 30-acre Pottery World project site and the approximately 110-acre Avoca Orchards project site. Both sites consist of orchards, and an existing single-family residence and three associated outbuildings are located on the Pottery World site, and a maintenance yard and associated building are located on the Avoca Orchards site. The City of Wheatland General Plan designates the Pottery World site as Urban Reserve (UR), and the Avoca Orchards site as Low Density Residential (LDR), Low-Medium Density Residential (LMDR), and Medium Density Residential (MDR). Because the sites are not within the City of Wheatland, the sites do not have a City zoning designation. The Yuba County General Plan designates the sites as Natural Resources and the sites are zoned Agriculture (AE-40) by the County.
Document Description
The Pottery World/Avoca Orchards Project (proposed project) consists of the annexation of both sites (approximately 140 acres total) into the City of Wheatland. Annexation is ultimately subject to approval by Yuba Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). The Pottery World site would require approval to amend the General Plan land use designation from UR to Employment, and Pre-Zone the project site with a City zoning designation of Light Industrial District (M-1). The Avoca Orchards site would require Pre-Zoning of the site with a City zoning designation of Residential Single-Family (R-1) and Two-Family Residential (R-2) consistent with the City’s land use designation for the site. Development of the Pottery World or Avoca Orchards project sites is not currently proposed as part of the project. Any future development on the project sites would be subject to subsequent environmental review and approval by the City.

Contact Information

Kevin Valente
Agency Name
City of Wheatland
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
State Route 65 and Levee Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
015-100-053, -061, -084 and -089
State Highways
Wheatland Elementary School, Bear River Middle School, Wheatlan
Dry Creek, Grasshopper Slough, Bear River

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 Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (No development proposed at this time.)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Prezone, Annexation
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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