Want to Know About Proposed Land Use Changes? General Plan Workshops Coming

Press release provided by the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department:

Humboldt CountyIn early 2000, the Board of Supervisors directed the Planning and Building Department to work with the community and the Planning Commission to update the County’s 1984 General Plan.

In 2012 the Planning Commission forwarded their recommended updated General Plan to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors has spent the last three years reviewing the Plan.

One of the final steps in this process is to review the Planning Commission-recommended land use maps that show where different land uses occur (residential, commercial, etc.).

The Supervisors and staff are hosting a series of workshops listed below to review the proposed maps. The workshops offer an opportunity for community members to learn more about what is proposed to change and what will remain the same in their local area.

In addition to the workshops there are three public hearings also listed below where the Board will hold formal meetings about the maps and accept public testimony. Two of the hearings will be in the Board Chambers and one will be at the Mateel Community Center in Redway.

Owners who have land-use changes will be receiving a courtesy notice, with the proposed changes, ahead of the meetings so that they can attend a meeting in their area. In order to have time to answer phone inquiries the notices will be released over a three week period. Affected owners will be getting their notices between May 30 and June 20.

The County’s General Plan web site, www.planupdate.org, has more information about the maps and workshops and the overall General Plan Update. Individuals may also sign up for regular notifications of upcoming events by clicking the “Notify Me” button on the main County web site page. Persons with questions may call (707) 268-3795, or e-mail gpu@co.humboldt.ca.us

WORKSHOPS (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

Date Location

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Willow Creek Community Services District, 135 Willow Road, Willow Creek

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville

Monday, June 29, 2015 Garberville Veteran’s Hall, 483 Conger St, Garberville

Monday, July 6, 2015 Winema Theater, 125 Main Street, Scotia

Monday, July 20, 2015 Redwood Acres, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka


Date Location

Monday, June 22, 2015 Board of Supervisors’ Chamber, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka

Monday, July 13, 2015 Mateel Community Center, 35 Rusk Road, Redway

Monday, July 27, 2015 Board of Supervisor’s Chamber, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka


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