Regarding the Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone

The Butte County Planning Commission is holding a continued Public Workshop for the consideration of the proposed Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone, at the following time and place:

Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Public Workshop
Butte County Planning Commission
WHEN: April 27, 2017 – 1:00 pm
WHERE: 25 County Center Drive, Oroville
This County-initiated proposal is directed under Butte County General Plan Conservation and Open Space Element Action COS-A6.2, which states:
Conservation and Open Space Action COS-A6.2
Work with Butte Creek Canyon residents and local groups toward adopting a planning strategy for a Butte Creek Canyon overlay. The purpose of the planning strategy is to facilitate the protection and preservation of the historical and ecological foundation of Butte Creek Canyon, including the survival of salmon, steelhead and other sensitive plants and animals such as the East Tehama Deer Herd, preservation of historical sites and ecological preserves, and the optimum balance of recreation and residential use.
For the purposes of complying with this General Plan Action, a Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone has been developed, which includes creating the boundary for the Overlay Zone, and which includes land use and development standards pertaining to public hearings and noticing; hillside development; clustered development; ridgeline development; historic, cultural and archeological sites; heavy equipment and construction yards; watershed protection; maximum impervious surface; vegetative buffers; septic system regulations; and, erosion control.  The Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone and Map would be incorporated into the Butte County Zoning Ordinance.  Butte County Development Services staff has coordinated with the Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Committee, a local community group, during the development of the Draft Ordinance and Map.
The purpose of this Public Workshop is to introduce the draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Map and Ordinance to the Planning Commission and public and to answer questions and receive direction from the Planning Commission.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment, either written or orally at the Planning Commission Workshop.
The Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Draft Map and Draft Ordinance are on file and available for public viewing at the Butte County Department of Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965, or on the County website at http://www.buttecounty.net/dds/Planning/NotableProjects.aspx
For information, please contact Principal Planner Dan Breedon, Butte County Development Services Department, Planning Division at (530) 538-7629, or via email at: dbreedon@buttecounty.net
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