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Specific Plans

Below are the adopted Specific Plans for the unincorporated areas of Placer County. Specific Plans are addressed in Section 17.58.200 of the Placer County Zoning Ordinance and Section 66474.5 of the California Subdivision Map Act.

Placer Vineyards

Bickford Ranch

The Bickford Ranch Specific Plan (BRSP) is a master planned community with residential, parks, public facilities and open space land uses located within an approximately 1,927.9-acre plan area. The Board of Supervisors originally approved the BRSP in 2001 following certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. In 2004, an Addendum to the EIR was prepared to address minor revisions to the project. In 2015, the Bickford Ranch Specific Plan was amended to eliminate the Village Commercial site, eliminate the high-density residential site, eliminate the golf course and related facilities, and to reduce the overall development footprint by increasing open space areas while maintaining the same 1,890 residential units as originally approved. The Board of Supervisors approved the modifications to the BRSP in December 2015 following adoption of the 2015 Addendum and Errata to the certified Final Environmental Impact Report and Addendum. The 2015 Bickford Ranch Specific Plan approvals included the BRSP Specific Plan, Development Standards, Design Guidelines, Large Lot Vesting Tentative Map, and Development Agreement. The BRSP project is anticipated to be built-out in three phases over 15 to 20 years.


Specific Plan


Development Standards


Design Guidelines 



Riolo Vineyards


         Cover and Table of Contents


         Plan Area Settings

         Land Use

         Open Space and Recreation

         Green Space

         Resource Management

         Public Facilities and Services



Environmental Impact Report (Draft and Final), Mitigation Monitoring Report Program, Design Guidelines, Development Standards, Public Facilities Financing Plan, Urban Services Plan (posted here).

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