Whispering Pines Specific Plan

This Specific Plan for the Whispering Pines Corporate Community serves as its own zoning district.  Such a district is tailored to this location where a broad and complex development concept is involved.  General zoning provisions have been provided to establish a Specific Plan Development District.  The type of development can be industrial, commercial or residential, some subcategory of use of some combination of uses.  The purpose is to main City control over development standards and appearance while offering developers flexibility in parcel assembly, construction phasing and funding of

Master Service Element

The City of Grass Valley has prepared this Master Service Element to provide information required by the Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to address the City’s ability to provide municipal services and facilities to areas within the proposed Sphere of Influence, including areas that the City plans to eventually annex.

Downtown Strategic Plan

The City and the Grass Valley Downtown Association recognized the need to craft a policy document that would guide the future of the downtown.  Such a document would see to preserve and enhance the downtown district as the City’s cultural, historical, retail and business center.  The intent of the Plan was to analyze market conditions, examine expansion/in-fill opportunities for new or expanding business, and create an implementation plan to guide future development and improvements within the downtown area.

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,

Historic Preservation Ordinance

The Historic Preservation Ordinance established regulations and procedures for the protection, enhancement and preservation of properties, structures, sites, artifacts and other cultural resources that represent significant and distinctive elements within the 1872 Historic Townsite. This includes the City’s cultural, educational, social, economic, political and architectural history.

Development Code

This Development Code is enacted based on the authority vested in the City of Grass Valley by the State of California, including but not limited to: the California Constitution; the Planning and Zoning Law (Government Code Sections 65000 et seq.); and the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.).

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