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The General Plan is a comprehensive plan for growth and development in the City of Grass Valley and the surrounding unincorporated area. Together, the City and surrounding unincorporated area are termed the Planning Area. Every county and city in California is required by State law to adopt a general plan (Article 5, Section 65300 et seq. of the Government Code).

A General Plan is often compared to a "constitution" for local development, and serves as the policy basis for all land use decisions.

Primary Documents of the General Plan

General Plan Pages
General Plan Maps
Draft EIR 
Final EIR 
 
Documents also available at: 
House of Print and Copy
1501 East Main Street 
Grass Valley, CA 95945 
530.273.1000 
fax: 530.273.7804 
houseofprint@oro.net

Additional Documents of the General Plan (pdf file format)
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2020 General Plan PDF download
2020 General Plan map, updated November 2009
2009-2014 Housing Element
2014-2019 Housing Element
GP Amendments thru Resolution 2013-33

Mineral Management Element of the General Plan - August 1993

Mineral Management Element (text only) (13.4 MB)

Maps and Plates:
Map A - General Plan showing Mineral Management Areas (2.21 MB) 
Map B - General Plan showing Areas Targeted for Possible Mining Conservation (2.16 MB) 
Plate 2a - Map of Mineral Land Classification in Grass Valley (1.75 MB) 
Plate 3a - Map of Hydrothermal Deposits in Grass Valley (1.63 MB)
Plate 4a - Map of Placer Deposits in Grass Valley (1.44 MB)
Plate 5a - Map of Industrial Mineral and Deposits in Grass Valley (Formed by Magmatic Segragration) (1.37 MB)
Plate 6a - Map of Construction Aggregate Deposits in Grass Valley (1.55 MB)
Plate 7a - Aggregate Resource Areas in Grass Valley (1.19 MB) 

Update Background Report of the General Plan - November 1998

Table of Contents (28 KB)
Chapter One - The Grass Valley General Plan (44 KB)
Chapter Two - Natural Setting (68 KB)
Chapter Three - Population (40 KB)
Chapter Four - Economy (92 KB)
Chapter Five - Housing (52 KB)
Chapter Six - Public Facilities and Services (44 KB)
Chapter Seven - Land Use (68 KB)
Chapter Eight - Transportation/Circulation (128 KB)
Chapter Nine - Open Space and Conservation (52 KB)
Chapter Ten - Noise (68 KB)
Chapter Eleven - Safety/Hazards (52 KB)
Chapter Twelve - Community Design (56 KB)
Chapter Thirteen - Cultural/Historical Resources (72 KB)
Chapter Fourteen - Recreation (36 KB)
Chapter Fifteen - Neighborhoods (24 KB)
Chapter Sixteen - Planning Standards and Ratios (44 KB)
Chapter Seventeen - Bibliography and References (32 KB)

APPENDICES
Appendix A - Noise (2.73 MB)
Appendix B - Cultural and Historical (4.48 MB)

FIGURES
Figure 1-1 - Planning Area Map (2.64 MB)
Figure 2-1 - Geology (4.61 MB)
Figure 2-2 - Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone Maps 
Figure 2-3 - Soils (3.38 MB)
Figure 2-4 - Creeks and Canals (3.09 MB)
Figure 2-5 - Flood Zones (1.76 MB)
Figure 2-6 - Deer Heard Boundaries (2.96 MB)
Figure 2-7 - Wetlands (2.06 MB) 
Figure 6-1 - Water Service Area (2.46 MB)
Figure 6-2 - NID Water Storage and Treatment Facilities (1.76 MB)
Figure 6-3 - Sanitary Sewer Service (2.62 MB)
Figure 6-4 - Storm Drainage Service Area (2.58 MB)
Figure 7-1 - City of Grass Valley General Plan (4.03 MB) 
Figure 8-1 - Functional Classification System (1.60 MB)
Figure 8-2 - Average Daily Traffic Index Location (1.80 MB) 
Figure 8-3 - To Be Added 
Figure 8-4 - Fixed Transit Routes (1.68 MB)
Figure 8-5 - Bicycle Lanes (1.78 MB)
Figure 9-1 - Parks and Open Space (4.07 MB)
Figure 10-1 - Examples of Sound Levels (1.27 MB)
Figure 10-2 - Noise Monitoring Sites (1.82 MB)
Figure 10-3 - Land Use Compatibility for Community Noise Environments (2.82 MB)
Figure 10-4 - Distance to 60 DB LDN Contour Arterial Traffic (1.51 MB)
Figure 10-5 - Nevada County Airpark 1989 CNEL Conditions (2.20 MB)
Figure 11-1 - 1998 Landslide Inventory (2.05 MB)
Figure 11-2 - Landslide Activity (1.58 MB)
Figure 11-3 - Flood Zones (1.55 MB)
Figure 11-4 - Asbestos Deposits (1.42 MB)
Figure 13-1 - Cultural Sensitivity (3.18 MB)
Figure 14-1 - Parks and Recreation Facillities (3.52 MB)
Figure 15-1 - Neighborhoods (2.93 MB)

 

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