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File #: 10-1250    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 11/18/2010 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/7/2010 Final action: 12/7/2010
Title: Development Services Department Staff recommending the Board adopt a Resolution of Intention initiating an amendment to the Zoning Map to add a Historic Design Review Combining District on selected parcels within the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Region, as requested by the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Advisory Committee. Resolution 179-2010
Attachments: 1. A. Resolution of Intention, 2. B. LandUseMap, 3. C. RoadsParcelsMap, 4. D. Blue Route, 5. E. CAC Resolution 2010_01.pdf, 6. F. Fully executed Resoluton 179-2010
Related files: 11-0356
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Development Services Department Staff recommending the Board adopt a Resolution of Intention initiating an amendment to the Zoning Map to add a Historic Design Review Combining District on selected parcels within the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Region, as requested by the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Advisory Committee.
Resolution 179-2010
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Future costs to the County are unknown. Staff processing time and CEQA review is not expected to be great, perhaps 30 to 40 hours of staff time.

Background: There are two provisions in the County Code for design review. Section 17.14.130 requires Planning Commission review of the architectural design for any proposed commercial or multi-family building or structure that faces a state highway. Chapter 17.74 establishes Design Review (also called Design Control) districts, and provides for establishing Design Review Committees. Three such districts exist: Cameron Park, Pollock Pines and Meyers. This request would initiate the creation of a fourth district, centered on the historic communities of Diamond Springs and El Dorado, and would fall under the provisions of Section 17.74.050, “Design historic districts.”

The CAC has determined that historic design control is needed for the historic town sites of El Dorado, Diamond Springs, and the local surrounding roadways. On October 21, 2010, the Committee adopted Resolution 2010.01 requesting the Board of Supervisors begin the process of adopting historical zoning, as allowed in the 2004 General Plan.

According to Section 17.10.010 B and Board Policy J-3, a Zoning Ordinance amendment may be initiated by Board of Supervisors' Resolution. The requested action would not set the historic district boundaries at this time, but simply initiates the process. Subsequent actions would include consideration of boundary alternatives, CEQA analysis, and public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supe...

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