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Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan

The Draft Specific Plan (October 2014) is available for review

December 18, 2014 notification:  Lot 27 zoning overlay removed, and lot removed from Appendix B of the Specific Plan


In December 2011, Squaw Valley Real Estate, LLC submitted an application to Placer County seeking adoption of the "Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan." Since the time of the initial application submittal, the Specific Plan has been through a number of internal review and comment cycles with the County staff, and numerous public meetings have been held to receive early input on the project from responsible and trustee agencies, adjacent property owners, public interest groups and from the general public. As a result of the County’s public engagement, and due to the high profile nature of this project and the applicant’s own public outreach efforts, the Specific Plan proposal has received valuable early input. In January 2014, the applicant formally responded by releasing a revised Specific Plan (see "Specific Plan" below). The County recently received an updated version of the Specific Plan (October 2014 Draft, above), which includes revised and expanded Design Guidelines (Appendix B).  Specific Plan Chapters 1 through 8 were not modified except where necessary to clarify text or plan policies, or to clarify or enhance graphics. Placer County is currently preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report to analyze the environmental impacts of implementation of the project, and the Draft EIR will be publicly circulated in early 2015.+more

The Specific Plan proposes to comprehensively plan development of 94 acres at the west end of Squaw Valley adjacent to the existing Village area, including the 8.8-acre “East Parcel” located 100 yards northeast of the intersection of Squaw Valley Road and Squaw Creek Road. The Specific Plan would develop resort-residential, visitor accommodations, commercial, health and well-being, and recreational uses as well as parking and other visitor amenities over an estimated 20 to 25-year plan area build-out. In order to approve the request, the County would need to certify an Environmental Impact Report and approve a General Plan Amendment to adopt the Specific Plan, and approve a large-lot Tentative Subdivision Map. Subsequent to these actions, environmental review to determine compliance with CEQA and approval of small-lot Tentative Subdivision Maps, Conditional Use Permits and Design Review Permits would be required prior to construction of projects within the Specific Plan area. (See below link for information on the Specific Plan.)

Specific Plan

Specific Plan - January 2014

In December 2013, the applicant revised the proposed Specific Plan. The Summary of Changes document serves as a supplement to the January 2014 Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan. This Summary offers an “at-a-glance” reference highlighting the major revisions and adjustments between the January 2014 Specific Plan and the prior June 2013 Specific Plan. All paragraph or section references in this document refer to the locations in the June 2013 Specific Plan that have been revised.

Specific Plan - June 2013

Changes to Project Description, June 2014
Revised Notice of Preparation, February 2014
Notice of Preparation, October 2012
Initial Study, October 2012

Public Meetings

  • July 21, 2014 - Board of Supervisors Public Workshop in Squaw Valley - informational overview of proposed Project.
  • The Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Squaw Valley Public Service District offices in the Community Meeting Room. Their agendas are available on the Board of Supervisors website. Staff will present periodic project updates to the MAC throughout the project review, which is estimated to be 18 to 24 months.
  • Planning Commission - Staff will periodically update the Planning Commission on the status of The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan. The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR after it has been distributed for review. The Commission will hold another public hearing after the Final EIR has been completed and will consider taking action on the project.
  • Board of Supervisors - Staff will update the Board of Supervisors on project milestones prior to the Board's consideration of the Specific Plan entitlement requests

November 2013 Newsletter

Contact Us

For further information regarding The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan, please contact:

    Alex Fisch, Project Manager
    Placer County Planning Services
    3091 County Center Drive Auburn, CA 95603
    Phone: 530-745-3081
    FAX: 530-745-3080

Mailing List

To request inclusion on The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan mailing list, e-mail Maywan Krach at, or call her at 530-745-3132.