Orchard Creek Estates (GPA 22-04, RZ 22-02, ANX 22-01a, SUB 22-01)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
Orchard Creek Estates (GPA 22-04, RZ 22-02, ANX 22-01a, SUB 22-01)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Former orchard uses, rural residential, community center.
Document Description
The project includes two main components: 1. A General Plan Amendment and rezone of a 20-acre site comprising three parcels (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs): 042-070-196, 042-070-197, and 042-740-020), located within unincorporated Butte County, California, and annexation of the site into the city limits of the City of Chico. The Masonic Family Center located at 1110 W. East Avenue would be zoned PQ (Public/Quasi Public Facilities), reflecting a continuation of the existing use, and the two former walnut orchard parcels would become zoned R1 (Low Density Residential), consistent with the proposed subdivision. 2. A subdivision of 15-acres (APNs 042-070-196 and 042-740-020) to create and improve 74 lots with internal streets developed consistently with City standards. Four of the five existing residences would be retained within the proposed subdivision and most of the existing trees would be removed to accommodate the subdivision improvements.

Contact Information

Mike Sawley
Agency Name
City of Chico
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Henshaw Ave, Nord Ave, W East Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
042-070-196, -197, and 042-740-020
State Highways
Union Pacific
Chico Municipal Airport
Emma Wilson Elementary
Lindo Channel

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, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 21, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Residential (Low Density Residential Subdivision)(Units 74, Acres 15)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Prezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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