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Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone

 The Butte Creek Canyon Overlay will apply a new overlay designation to the General Plan’s Land Use Map and a new overlay zone to the Zoning Map. New text is being added to both the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance that will identify the overlay, explain its purpose and implement a new ordinance in the Zoning Ordinance. The Overlay was developed under direction of General Plan Conservation and Open Space Element Action Item COS-A6.2:

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.

November 9, 2017 Planning Commission Public Hearing

A Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for November 9, 2017 to be held at 9:00 am at 25 County Center Drive, Oroville.  The public is encouraged to attend and provided comments either orally or written to the Planning Commission.  The Final Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone, Overlay Zone Map, and Staff Report will be posted below as they become available:

Final Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone (to be reviewed for approval at the November 9, 2017 Planning Commission Hearing)

Final Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Exhibit Map (to be reviewed for approval at the November 9, 2017 Planning Commission Hearing)

April 27, 2017 Planning Commission Public Wokshop

A public workshop, continued from January 26, 2017 will be held on April 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm at 25 County Center Drive, Oroville.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide comments either orally or written to the Planning Commission.  Additional information regarding this workshop is provided below.

The Planning Commission will specifically be receiving recommendations from the Wastewater Advisory Committee concerning the use of engineered and traditional on-site septic systems within the Butte Creek Canyon area and recommendations from Planning staff concerning residential lighting impacts.

Workshop Notice

Staff Report

Staff's PowerPoint Presentation

Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Committee PowerPoint on Viewsheds

Summary Notes from April 27, 2017 Public Workshop

Working Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Finalized at April 27, 2017 Public Workshop

January 26, 2017 Planning Commission Public Workshop

A public workshop, continued from  October 27, 2016 will be held on January 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm at 25 County Center Drive, Oroville.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide comments either orally or written to the Planning Commission.  Additional information regarding this workshop is provided below.

Staff Report for the January 26, 2017 Planning Commission Public Workshop (with all attachments)

Staff Report for the January 26, 2017 Planning Commission Public Workshop (without attachments)

Working Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Ordinance, January 26, 2017

Summary Notes for the January 26, 2017 Planning Commission Public Workshop

October 27, 2016 Planning Commission Public Workshop

A public workshop, continued from June 30, 2016 is proposed to be held by the Butte County Planning Commission on October 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at 25 County Center Drive Oroville.  The Public is encouraged to attend and provided comments either orally or written to the Planning Commission.  Additional information regarding the June 30, 2016 public workshop is provided below.

Staff Report for the October 27, 2016 Planning Commission Public Workshop

PowerPoint Presentation for the October 27, 2016 Planning Commission Public Workshop

Working Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Ordinance, October 27, 2016

Public Comment, October 27, 2016 Public Workshop (PowerPoint)

Public Comment, October 27, 2016 Public Workshop

Summary Notes, October 27, 2016 Public Workshop

June 30, 2016 Planning Commission Public Workshop

A public workshop was held by the Butte County Planning Commission on June 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at 25 County Center Drive Oroville.  The purpose of the Public Workshop was to introduce the Draft Overlay to the Planning Commission and public and to receive public comment.  The Public was encouraged to attend and provided comments either orally or written to the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission held a productive workshop with many public comments and discussion, and ultimately acted to continue the workshop until October 27, 2016. The Staff Report, Draft Overlay Map, Draft Overlay Ordinance, Summary Notes, and Audio from the public workshop are linked below:

The Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Committee provided the following presentation to the Planning Commission at the June 30, 2016 Public Workshop:

Follow the link below to receive email notifications regarding the proposed Overlay zone.

For additional information, please contact Principal Planner Dan Breedon via email or by phone at 530.538.7629.

Follow this link to receive email notifications about the Butte Creek Canyon Overlay.

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