Sheridan Community Plan Update Overview
On November 6, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved a work program to update the Sheridan General Plan. The Plan, first adopted in 1976, set forth designated land uses and circulation patterns for growth and development of the community. It contained local policy direction to guide the community’s growth through 1990. Due to infrastructure constraints, there has been minimal opportunity for development in the Community Plan area and the 1976 document has not been updated.
Recent infrastructure upgrades to allow for new development in Sheridan, the opening of the Highway 65 Bypass, and changing community desires attest to the need for a comprehensive update and reorganization of the Sheridan General Plan. The update is proposed as a long-range vision and a land use strategy to guide growth and development for the Community of Sheridan through the Year 2035. Land use changes, identification of a site for the possible relocation of the Placer County Fairgrounds, and expansion of the Community Plan area boundary are going to be considered.
The purpose of the Community Plan is to give clear direction as to how physical development and land-use decisions should take place in Sheridan to meet the current and future needs of its residents. It is also intended to reflect their collective aims and aspirations, as to the character of the area and the quality of life to be preserved and fostered within the community. The Plan will provide policy guidance to assist business interests in their decision to invest and grow in Sheridan. Finally, the Plan will clarify and assist in the delivery of municipal services and responsibilities.
An updated Plan will be based on a thorough analysis of Sheridan’s physical and environmental conditions, and from extensive input from stakeholders, business owners, landowners and the community-at-large. It will consist of goals, objectives, policies, implementation measures, and design guidelines and standards to guide the Community’s development. It will ensure growth and development is coordinated in an orderly manner.
The entire work program is projected to take approximately two years and includes the writing of the Community Plan and associated environmental review document. The work program includes:
1) Gathering of background data;
2) Working with a subcommittee of residents and stakeholders to create the Plan;
3) Conducting meetings to solicit community input and public participation;
4) Preparation of a background report and constraints and opportunities report;
5) Preparation planning alternatives;
6) Preparation of an updated policy document and required CEQA document.
For additional information, please contact: Jennifer Byous, Senior Planner at 530-745-3008 OR Chris Schmidt, Senior Planner at 530-745-3076.