Humboldt County Drawing up future plans: infill or sprawl into the forests?
excerpted from May 2009 issue of Eco News:
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What’s A General Plan Update?
The General Plan provides long-term direction for the growth and development of the unincorporated areas of the county, and state law requires that it be reviewed and revised about every 20 years.
The current General Plan Update will shape the future of Humboldt County for years to come. Three different options are currently under consideration:
Alternative A is identified as the “environmentally superior” option, and its consideration is required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This option emphasizes resource land protections by meeting housing needs through infill development in existing communities.
Alternative B is the county’s current preferred alternative and, among other things, is designed to allow some residential development through focused development in currently served areas and some urbanization expansion.
Alternative C would allow residential expansion in resource lands and would recognize existing large lot entitlements.
For more detailed information, visit http://co.humboldt.ca.us/gpu/overview.aspx
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