Design Review Guidelines for the 1872 Historic Townsite

The Design Review Guidelines for the 1872 Historic Townsite are intended to comply with and further define the design standards and development regulations found in the City of Grass Valley's Development Code, Municipal Codes, General Plan (Chapter 13 - Cultural/Historical Resources), Downtown Strategic Plan, and specific planning documents.  The design review guidelines do not override existing regulations, yet they will provide an important tool for both the public and the City of Grass Valley,

Historical Commission

To encourage the preservation of the City's historical and architecturally significant resources, the Historical Commission was formed.  The Commission has identified and designated historical properties within the City and recognized property owners who have maintained or restored these historical properties.

Planning Staff

The Planning Division provides information on land use, zoning and development standards.  Applications are processed for land use permits and land divisions. The Planning Division also performs long-range planning activities, including the implementation of the City's General Plan.

The Planning Division is one of 3 divisions of the Community Development Department and is located in City Hall at the City of Grass Valley.

Planning Department Contact Information:

Agendas

Agendas are posted in advance of the meetings and made available with Staff Reports and associated Documentation prior to each meeting.

  • Planning Commission meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
  • Development Review Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Hullender Room
  • Historical Commission meets monthly on the third Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in the Bodmin Room.

Planning Division Overview

The Planning Department develops and applies land use policies.  It is one of 3 departments within the Community Development Department supervised by the Community Development Director responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Grass Valley.

Major activities include:

Community Development Overview

Community Development Staff Directory >

The Community Development Department is comprised of 3 departments which are responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Grass Valley.

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