Notable Projects

This page provides links to major advance and current planning projects being undertaken by the Department of Development Services:

Active Projects

Tuscan Ridge

Draft Environment Impact Report

Coming Soon

Project Summary 

The proposed project would include subdivision of the project site to develop a total of 165 single-family residential lots. The lots would range in size from 4,000 square feet (SF) to 40,000 square feet. The proposed project would additionally include commercial development occupying approximately 31 acres of the project site, including approximately four acres for improved buildings and parking and approximately 27 acres for mini storage units (53,000 square feet) and outdoor RV and boat storage. The proposed project would also include the development of a sanitary waste disposal station. Additionally, approximately 3.1 acres of the site would consist of landscaped areas and 65.6 acres would consist of recreational and open space areas including bicycle and pedestrian trails. Various associated improvements would be included in the development of the proposed project infrastructure. Access to the site would be provided through the existing driveway from Skyway Road near the center of the site, which would be improved as part of the project, and new access near the eastern end of the site. Internal roadways throughout the site would be public, to be dedicated to the County for maintenance. The area of the project site within 350 feet of the centerline of Skyway Road is within the associated Scenic Highway (SH) Overlay Zone. The proposed project would require County approval of a Planned Development (PD) Rezone; Subdivision Map; and a Minor Use Permit for development within the SH Overlay Zone. Additional Minor Use Permits and/or Conditional Use Permits may subsequently be required in the future for specific commercial uses. Other approvals necessary to implement the proposed project would include the annexation of the project site into the service area of the Paradise Irrigation District (PID), subject to approval by the Butte Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

Project Location

The project site consists of approximately 163 acres located on the southeast side of Skyway Road, in unincorporated Butte County, between Chico and Paradise, California, and is identified by Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APNs) 040-520-104, 040-520-105, 040-520-106, 040-520-107, 040-520-108, 040-520-109, 040-520-110, and 040-520-111. The site is located approximately three miles southwest of the Town of Paradise, 0.5-mile northeast of the Rocky Bluffs residential subdivision, across the Skyway, and four miles east of the City of Chico. The project site is situated on a prominent ridge, which is the location of the previous Tuscan Ridge Golf Club. Skyway, which is identified by the Butte County General Plan as a County Scenic Highway, runs the entire length of the northwest site boundary and Paradise Rod and Gun Club is located adjacent to the northeast of the site.

Draft Environment Impact Report

Coming Soon

Notice of Preparation

On February 23, 2022, the Department of Development Services issued a Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (NOP) for the Tuscan Ridge Development project. The NOP provides an opportunity for agencies, organizations and interested persons to comment on the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

A public scoping meeting, both virtual and in-person to receive verbal (and written) comments on the proposed scope of the EIR is scheduled for 10 am on Monday, March 14, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Butte County Human Resources Training Room, located at 3 County Center Drive, Oroville.

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Planner Mark Michelena.