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.

Whisper Ridge Golf Resort at Lake Oroville

The Whisper Ridge Golf Resort at Lake Oroville project was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors on April 23, 2013. Approval included a Rezone to Recreation Commercial Overlay, with a Conditional Zoning Agreement; a Conditional Use Permit for the golf course, hotel and wellness center; and two Lot Line Adjustment applications. In its action on the project, the Board of Supervisors certified a Final Environmental Impact Report consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. 

There were a few minor revisions to the project site design after the above project approval that triggered a Minor Use Permit. This was approved by the Zoning Administrator on August 14, 2013. The applicant team has been working dilgently on the subsequent permitting requirements including having obtained an Army Corps of Engineers federal permit and expects to be grading the site for golf course construction in the construction season of 2016 - 2017.

MUP13-0004 (Minor Use Permit)

Zoning Administrator Hearing 2013-08-14 - AGENDA - Final

Board of Supervisors' Meeting 2013-04-23

UP12-0006 Whisper Ridge 2013-04-23 BOS Presentation
UP12-0006 Whisper Ridge RGA Presentation
Ordinance 4054
Resolution 13-062
Resolution 13-063

Whisper Ridge Architectural Exhibits


Final EIR (Complete)

0.0 Cover Final
0.1 TOC Final
0.2 Executive Summary Final
1.0 Intro Admin Final
2.0 Comments Responses Final
3.0 Errata Final
4.0 MMRP Final
5.0 Report Preparers Final

Public Notice - 2013-03-28

UP12-0006 Public Notice PC 2013-03-28

Draft EIR (Complete) - Public Notice

0.0 Cover
0.1 Table of Contents
0.2 Executive Summary DEIR
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Project Description
3.1 Aesthetics and Visual Resources
3.2 Agriculture and Forest Resources
3.3 Air Quality
3.4 Biological Resources
3.5 Cultural Resources
3.6 Geology, Soils and Minerals
3.7 Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
3.8 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
3.9 Hydrology and Water Quality
3.10 Land Use and Population
3.11 Noise Golf-Lake Oroville DEIR
3.12 Public Services and Recreation
3.13 Transportation
3.14 Utilities
4.0 Other CEQA Sections
5.0 Alternatives
6.0 Report Preparers
7.0 References


Appendix A NOP-Initial Study
Appendix B NOP Comments - Scoping Meeting Notes
Appendix C CalEEMod
Appendix D Biological Resources Assessment
Appendix E Deer Winter Range Assessment
Appendix F Oak Tree Analysis
Appendix G Noise Study
Appendix H Traffic Study
Appendix I Grading and Storm Drain Analysis
Appendix J Engineering Details

Notice of Preparation

UP12-0006 Public Notice - Notice of Preparation (NOP)
UP12-0006 Golf Cours NOP

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Oroville, CA 95965

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October 25, 2017
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