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Housing Element Rezone Program Implementation

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Housing Element Rezone Program Implementation
Published on: 9/19/2012 12:00 AM
Board of Supervisors Action:
On October 27, 2015, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors considered the Planning Commission's August 27, 2015 3-1, (1 abstention) vote recommending that the Board of Supervisors certify the EIR and re-designate Tier 1 sites.  The Board of Supervisor's after taking public testimony and reviewing the entire record before them, certified the project's Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and re-designated Sites 6, 11, 12, 14, 15 (substituted for Site 18) and 16 to create the potential for 532-units of new multi-family housing in the unincorporated area of Nevada County.  The Board subsequently held off on rezoning Tier 1 Sites 3 and 5 (189-potential units) and directed staff to work on potentially rezoning two sites along East Bennett Road (APNs 09-560-33 and 09-560-05) to replace Sites 3 and 5.  The final EIR Resolution (No. 15-503), General Plan Land Use Amendment Resolution (No. 15-504) and Zoning District Map Amendment Ordinance (No. 2401) are available to download.  Further action on either Sites 3 and 5 or the targeted East Bennett Road sites will be scheduled before the Board of Supervisors at a duly noticed public hearing on a date yet to be determined.
Planning Commission Hearing:
On August 27, 2015, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted  3-1, 1 abstention to recommend that the Board of Supervisors certify the EIR and redesignate Tier 1 Sites to provide for high density residnetial zoning .  The project staff report may be downloaded or is available for review at the Nevada County Planning Department, 950 Maidu Ave. Suite 170, Nevada City, CA.   
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) and CEQA Findings are available for public review and can be downloaded from the links below.  A duly noticed public hearing will be held before the Nevada County Planning Commission to consider a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for the project including the complete Environmental Impact Report (the Draft EIR, Technical Appendicies, Final EIR, the MMRP and the CEQA Findings).    
Final Environmental Impact Report:
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and CEQA Findings:
Individual Sections:
2.0 Errata (*Original Errata is superceded by the Revised Errata dated 8/7/15)
Comment Letters and Responses Broken Down For Easier Download:
Letters 1 to 7 (*Original Letter 6 is superceded by the Revised Response to Letter 6).
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is available for public review.  The public review period is September 12, 2013 to November 12, 2013 (60-days).  For more detail please review the Notice of Availability and Notice of Availability-Addendum or download the DEIR below. 
Project Description: 
REZONE (Z12-002), GENERAL PLAN MAP AMENDMENT (GP12-002), and CERTIFICATION of the EIR (EIR12-002). The project proposes changing the General Land Use and Zoning Designation for 18 selected properties to Urban High Density/high density residential zoning (UHD/R3) and adding the Regional Housing Need (RH) Combining District (LUDC Sec. L-II 2.7.11) to accommodate the future development of high density housing, as mandated by the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
The project sites are located with the Grass Valley Sphere of Influence, Penn Valley Area and the Lake of the Pines Area.
Brian Foss
Planning Director
Planning Department

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1222
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