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If you are looking to create jobs, talk with us. We process Building Permits including Plan Review, Inspections and coordination with other agencies to issue Permits. We process Development Applications including environmental review, provide zoning information and support long-range planning through the County’s General Plan. Code Enforcement responds to Building, Land Use, Abandoned Vehicles, Noise, Nuisance Abatement and the County’s Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance complaints.

Rio d'Oro

The proposed Specific Plan encompasses approximately 689 acres, with 413 developed acres (including developed parkland) and 276 acres to remain in environmental conservation and scenic open space.  Proposed land uses include residential, 248,000 square feet of commercial, public facility, park and open space, and environmental conservation. Up to 2,700 residential units are proposed at a variety of densities ranging from low density single-family residences (from 3 units/acre) to high density multi-family development (up to 30 units/acre).  The site is designated “Specific Plan to be Developed” in the Butte County General Plan 2030. The adoption of the Specific Plan would also include adoption of an ordinance and amending the General Plan Map.  The applicant has also proposed a Development Agreement as part of the project.

The project site is located within unincorporated Butte County, south of the City of Oroville and west of the unincorporated community of Palermo on County Assessor Parcel numbers 025-240-009, -048, -054, -069, -075, 025-350-035, 025-360-001 and 025-370-010. The project area is generally located between Palermo Road to the south and Ophir Road to the north and is bisected north/south by State Route 70 (SR 70) bounded on the west by Pacific Heights road. The proposed Specific Plan is approximately 689 acres in size; the majority of the proposed Specific Plan is located west of SR 70. Approximately 164 acres of the Specific Plan are located east of SR 70, just north of Palermo Road.  If you have any questions, please contact Pete Calarco via email or via phone at 530.538.2167.

Board of Supervisors May 19, 2015

The Board of Supervisors will hear the Planning Commission's recommendation for approval on May 19, 2015.  Additional information can be found at the Board of Supervisors agenda link here.

Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice April 23, 2015 - Recommendation to the Board of Supervisors

The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on April 23, 2015 at 9 am to make a recommendation on the project and the Final EIR to the Board of Supervisors.  Click on the above link for the public notice.  Below are links for some of the information to be considered by the Planning Commission:

April 23, 2015 Planning Commission Staff Report for Rio d' Oro Specific Plan and FEIR

Final EIR - Full Document (19MB) See appendices below including Appendix J Response to Comments

Final EIR Technical Appendices



Planning Commission Public Workshop March 26, 2015 - Informational item


Draft EIR - Notice of Availability and Public Hearing

  • Comments are due by November 21, 2014.

Draft EIR - Full Document

Draft EIR by Chapter

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