McKinleyville Town Center Rezone


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
McKinleyville Town Center Rezone
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential Multiple Family Zone, Community Commercial Zone, Noise Combining Zone, Streamside Management Areas and Wetlands Combining Zone, Design Review Combining Zone, and Qualified Combining Zone.
Document Description
The McKinleyville Town Center Rezone Project (proposed project) is intended to establish a unique identity for McKinleyville by promoting the Town Center area of McKinleyville as a community focal point for social/community interaction. Guidance for developing the Town Center site would be established by rezoning the Town Center area to a Mixed Use base zoning and adopting a “Q-Zone” overlay zoning district. The Q-Zone will apply specific regulations to the Town Center site. The Q-Zone will support a mix of commercial, civic, and residential uses while emphasizing bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, public gathering spaces, open space, and wetland preservation. One of the primary goals for the Town Center to promote mixed land uses that are supported by pedestrian, bicycle, transit improvements, as well as vehicular circulation improvements that enhance connectivity in the area. The Q-Zone includes form-based building design standards.

Contact Information

Jacob Dunn
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

John Ford
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Ron Sissem
Agency Name
EMC Planning Group
Job Title
Senior Principal
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Unincorporated Area
Cross Streets
Railroad Drive(North); Heartwood Drive(South); Central Avenue(East); McKinleyville Avenue (West)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 200
Northwestern Pacific
California Redwood Coast
Morris Elementary, McKinleyville Middle, Northern Humboldt Union
Mad River, Mill Creek, Norton Creek, Widow White Creek
Other Location Info
6N 1E S5 &S6

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, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 1, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (This is a rezone project and there is no expected development.)
Local Actions
Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, 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
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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