What is a Specific Plan?
A specific plan is a tool for the systematic implementation of the general plan. It effectively establishes a link between implementing policies of the General Plan and the individual development proposals in a defined area. A specific plan may be as general as setting forth broad policy concepts, or as detailed as providing direction to every facet of development from the type, location and intensity of uses to the design and capacity of infrastructure; from the resources used to finance public improvements to the design guidelines of a subdivision. The proposed Specific Plan is the first specific plan proposed under the Squaw Valley General Plan and Land Use Ordinance, which was adopted by Placer County in 1983. The proposed project includes limited changes (i.e., amendments) to the land uses previously approved for the site in the General Plan. The proposed project also includes a project-level development proposal (i.e., tentative map) that requires additional entitlements for a portion of the Plan area. These changes and additional entitlements require evaluation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The County has determined that these changes and additional entitlements could result in potentially significant impacts on the environment, and has therefore determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared to evaluate these potential impacts.
The EIR will evaluate the environmental effects of the Specific Plan at a program level, and will evaluate the first phase of the Specific Plan, the Phase 1 Project, at a more detailed, project level. Prior to approval of subsequent phases of the Specific Plan, each phase will be reviewed to determine if it is within the scope of the Program EIR, or if additional CEQA analysis is needed.
Phase 1 Project Description
Specific Plan - Pages 1-31, Pages 32-59, Pages 60-98, Pages 99-178
Building Elevations - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10