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Durham Villas Planned Development
Applications comprising the Durham Villas Planned Development, Rezone REZ10-0001 and Tentative Subdivision Map TSM10-0001, were submitted to the Butte County Department of Development Services on January 7, 2010.  Together, the applications are a request for the Planned Development of a 118 acre parcel located on the south side of Durham-Dayton Highway across the street from Van Ness Way (2243 Durham Dayton Highway). 

The project site contains a producing almond orchard, the residence of the property owner and associated outbuildings.  The site is bordered on the west by Durham Pump Shop and almond orchards, on the south by almond orchards, on the east by almond orchards and single-family residences on very low density residential lots, and on the north by Durham-Dayton Highway, almond orchards and single-family residences on very low density residential lots.  The subject property is designated Very Low Density Residential (0.2 – 1.0 dwellings/acre) by the Land Use Element of the Butte County General Plan and is located within the Urban Reserve identified by the Durham – Dayton – Nelson Community Plan.  The property is zoned VLDR-1.0) Very Low Density Residential – one-acre minimum).

The site is bordered on the west by the Durham Pump Shop and almond orchards, on the south by almond orchards, on the east by almond orchards and single-family residences on very low density residential lots, and on the north by Durham-Dayton Highway, almond orchards and single-family residences on very low density residential lots.

The proposed subdivision and planned development of the project site will create 139 new single-family residential lots (ranging in size from 5,173 to 9,313 square feet each), a lot containing the property owner’s current residence, and several larger parcels intended for a commercial site, a neighborhood park, community center, landscaping and permanent open space.  The project would provide housing for seniors (age 55+) at a 20% density increase in housing as provided by State law and local ordinances.  Approximately 67 acres of the subject property would be retained in almond production. 

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Chuck Thistlethwaite via email or via phone at (530) 538-6572.

Notice of Preparation

On April 23, 2014, the Department of Development Services issued a Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Report (NOP) for the Durham Villas Planned Development Project.  The NOP provided an opportunity for agencies, organizations and interested persons to comment on the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  

A public scoping meeting was held to receive verbal comments on the proposed scope of the EIR on May 22, 2014.


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