Development Services

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 Rio D' Oro Specific Plan was submitted to the Butte County Department of Development Services on October 09, 2008. After staff and other departments review and comments were provided back to the applicant, a 2nd Draft of the plan (and additional Technical Studies) was submitted on March 05, 2009. This information is currently under review by staff and is available for public review below. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Stuart via email or via phone at 530.538.7604.

Snapshot of Specific Plan: The Specific Plan encompasses 685 acres; proposed land uses include residential, commercial, public facility, park and open space, and environmental conservation. Up to 2,700 residential units are proposed, which includes a variety of densities, ranging from low density single family residences to high density condominiums. Two commercial centers are proposed, totaling up to 248,000 square feet of building space. Public facilities, which include a school site and public safety office space, encompass 25.9 acres. Sixty-five (65) acres are proposed for parks and open space and 246.5 acres for environmental conservation. The site is located on the east and west sides of Highway 70, south of Ophir Road and north of Palermo Road, south of the City of Oroville.

Mailed Rio D'Oro NOP for EIR - mailed 2011-05-12 & Notice of Preparation

Revised Specific Plan Draft #2 - submitted on 2009-03-05

Specific Plan by Chapter

Appendix D - Build it Green

Appendix E - Volume I


1. Wetland Delineation

2. Wet season Branchiopod Survey

3. Biological Resource Assessment

4. Archaeological (available to qualified professionals)

5. Geotechnical Investigation

6. Geohazard - Geological Hazard Investigation

7. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

8. Noise Report

9. Traffic 10. Utility Calculations

Appendix E - Volume II


1. Vol II Mar09 Table of Contents
2. Vol II Mar09 Covers
3. Sewer Report
4. Storm Report
5. Water Report
6. 18486 USP M 4 02.27.09
7. 18486 Rio D'Oro Fiscal Memo v3 02.27.09
8. 18486 FinancingPlan rd5 02.27.09

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Development Services

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Fax: 530.538.7785

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7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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