Link to draft EIR for Loma Rica and next meeting on Oct. 19 and 25

Here’s a notice from the City of Grass Valley, providing a link to the draft EIR for the Loma Rica housing project and the dates of upcoming meetings:

“The City has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report for Loma Rica Ranch Specific Plan. The proposed project is a Specific Plan for a mixed-use development on 452 acres. The applications include: 1) an Annexation of the land to the City of Grass Valley; 2) a General Plan Amendment; 3) a Prezoning; and 4) a Specific Plan. The plan clusters development into four neighborhoods.

The proposed plan includes development of 700 low, medium and high density primary residential dwelling units; 54,000 square feet of commercial, mixed-use, and retail uses; and 364,161 square feet of business and light industrial uses. Approximately 313.9 acres are proposed as open space, including improved parks, farm land and natural open space.

Copies of the Draft EIR are available for public review during regular business hours at the Nevada County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, the Grass Valley Library, 207 Mill Street, Grass Valley, and the Grass Valley City Hall at 125 E. Main Street in Grass Valley. The document can also be viewed on the City’s web site here.

Public Meetings: The following hearings and meetings are proposed for the DEIR:
1. Planning Commission Public Hearing – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Grass Valley City Council Chambers, 125 E. Main Street.
2. Public Workshop/Informational Open House – Monday, October 25, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hullender Room at Grass Valley City Hall
3. Planning Commission Public Meeting – following the public workshop on October 25.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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