General Plan Implementation Projects

Zoning Text Amendments and Zone Reclassifications to Implement the General Plan

This is the first General Plan implementation project and proposes to add new Zoning Districts to the Inland Zoning Regulations and amend the Zoning Map to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan

For additional information, contact John Miller, Senior Planner, at 707-268-3781 or jpmiller@co.humboldt.ca.us  

Board of Supervisors Approved Zoning Actions

  • Ordinance No. 2635 (PDF) and Resolution 19-86 (PDF) adding a TE – Timberland Exclusive Principal Zone, MU1 – Mixed Use (Urban) Principal Zone, a MU2 – Mixed Use (Rural) Principal Zone, and a PRD – Planned Rural Development Combing Zone; and amending Section 314-7.1 AE - Agriculture Exclusive Zone; Section 314-7.4 TPZ - Timberland Production Zone, and Section 314-17.1 B-1– Special Building Site Combining Zone.
  • Ordinance No. 2629 (PDF) and Resolution 19-51 (PDF)  adding a PR – Public Resource and Recreation Zone; a TL – Tribal Land Zone; a MR – Mineral Resources Combining Zone; a RR – Railroad Combining Zone; and amending the F – Flood Hazard Areas Combining Zone; Streamside Management Areas and Wetlands Regulations; and Zoning Regulations, and Chapter 2, Open Space Consistency Findings (312-17.1, Required Findings for all Permits and 312-2.1, Zoning Clearance Certificate Procedures)

This project includes the following:

  • Adopt new zones and edits to existing zones 
    (see "Board of Supervisors Approved Zoning Actions" above.)
  • Adopt Amendments to the Zoning Map (for areas outside the Blue Lake, Fieldbrook-Glendale, and Willow Creek Community Planning Areas and the McKinleyville Town Center Area)
    • Mixed Use Zones applied to areas with MU - Mixed Use, VC - Village Center, or RCC - Rural Community Center General Plan designations;
    • “TL - Tribal Land” Zone will be applied to the areas with a “TTL - Tribal Trust Lands” or a “TL - Tribal Lands” Land Use designation that are not zoned "TPZ"; and
    • “WR - Streamside Management Areas and Wetlands” Combining Zone will be applied to properties designated by the General Plan as Streamside Management Areas and/or Wetlands;
    • “RR - Railroad” Combining Zone applied to railroad rights of way held by the North Coast Railroad Authority, and those along the former Annie and Mary Railroad rail corridor between Arcata and Blue Lake,
    • “MR - Mineral Resources” Combining Zone will be applied to parcels with permitted surface mining operations; and
    • Specific zones are proposed to be assigned to all areas currently zoned “U - Unclassified” and other changes to the Zoning Maps are also proposed to provide consistency with the General Plan where the General Plan Land Use was changed and the existing Zone is inconsistent or where there was already an inconsistency between the General Plan & Zone.
  • View the proposed Zoning Map Amendments
    • Online webGIS mapping showing the most current Zoning recommendations. Humboldt County webGIS,select "Jurisdictional Boundaries and Land Use > Planning Layers > Draft GPU Zones" from the "Layer List."
      • PDF Maps (below) showing the Proposed GPU Zoning Maps as of October 4, 2018
  • Community Planning
    Following the adoption of the Amendments to the Zoning Map identified above, the Board directed Planning staff to 
    • Conduct planning and public engagement to implement the policies of the McKinleyville Community Plan that call for a “Town Center Area ordinance” that identifies permitted land uses (including higher density urban housing, retail, commercial, public facility, and open spaces; and
    • Engage the public and conduct community planning in the Blue Lake, Fieldbrook-Glendale, and Willow Creek community areas to prepare or update, as appropriate, community plans and amend the Zoning Maps to implement the General Plan.

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission Meetings
    • October 3, 2019.  Continued public hearing regarding amendments to the Humboldt County Zoning Maps to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan.
    • September 19, 2019:  Workshop to introduce Amendments to the Humboldt County Zoning Maps to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan for areas outside the Blue Lake, Fieldbrook-Glendale, and Willow Creek Community Planning Areas and the McKinleyville Town Center Area. View PowerPoint Presentation.

Past Public Meetings:

Proposed GPU Zoning Maps (PDF) as of November 19, 2018

  1. DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Index_Map_(PDF)
  2. 1_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Northern_(PDF)
  3. 2_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Central_(PDF)
  4. 3_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Southern_(PDF)
  5. 4_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Orick_(PDF)
  6. 5_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Orleans_(PDF)
  7. 6_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Big_Lagoon_(PDF)
  8. 7_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Trinidad_(PDF)
  9. 8_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_McKinleyville_(PDF)
  10. 9_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Fieldbrook_(PDF)
  11. 10_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Willow Creek_North_(PDF)
  12. 11_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Willow Creek_South_(PDF)
  13. 12_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Arcata_Bottoms_(PDF)
  14. 13_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Arcata_East_(PDF)
  15. 14_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Blue_Lake_Glendale_(PDF)
  16. 16_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Bayside_(PDF)
  17. 17_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Indianola_Myrtletown_(PDF)
  18. 18_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Jacoby_Creek_(PDF)
  19. 19_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_South_Eureka_(PDF)
  20. 20_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Freshwater_(PDF)
  21. 21_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Fields_Landing_(PDF)
  22. 22_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Loleta_(PDF)
  23. 23_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Ferndale_(PDF)
  24. 24_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Fortuna_(PDF)
  25. 25_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Rohnerville_Hydesville_(PDF)
  26. 26_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Scotia_Rio_Dell_(PDF)
  27. 27_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Carlotta_(PDF)
  28. 28_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Stafford_(PDF)
  29. 29_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Shively_Pepperwood_(PDF)
  30. 30_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Redcrest_(PDF)
  31. 31_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Petrolia_(PDF)
  32. 32_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Weott_(PDF)
  33. 33_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Meyers_Flat_(PDF)
  34. 34_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Miranda_(PDF)
  35. 35_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Phillipsville_(PDF)
  36. 36_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Alderpoint_(PDF)
  37. 37_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Redway_(PDF)
  38. 38_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Garberville_Benbow_(PDF)
  39. 39_DRAFT2_2018_Zoning_Shelter_Cove_(PDF)

Proposed GPU Zoning Maps (PDF) as of October 4, 2018

  1. DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Index_Map_(PDF)
  2. 1_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Northern_(PDF)
  3. 2_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Central_(PDF)
  4. 3_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Southern_(PDF)
  5. 4_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Orick_(PDF)
  6. 5_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Orleans_(PDF)
  7. 6_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Big_Lagoon_(PDF)
  8. 7_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Trinidad_(PDF)
  9. 8_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_McKinleyville_(PDF)
  10. 9_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Fieldbrook_(PDF)
  11. 10_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Willow Creek_North_(PDF)
  12. 11_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Willow Creek_South_(PDF)
  13. 12_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Arcata_Bottoms_(PDF)
  14. 13_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Arcata_East_(PDF)
  15. 14_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Blue_Lake_Glendale_(PDF)
  16. 16_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Bayside_(PDF)
  17. 17_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Indianola_Myrtletown_(PDF)
  18. 18_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Jacoby_Creek_(PDF)
  19. 19_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_South_Eureka_(PDF)
  20. 20_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Freshwater_(PDF)
  21. 21_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Fields_Landing_(PDF)
  22. 22_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Loleta_(PDF)
  23. 23_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Ferndale_(PDF)
  24. 24_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Fortuna_(PDF)
  25. 25_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Rohnerville_Hydesville_(PDF)
  26. 26_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Scotia_Rio_Dell_(PDF)
  27. 27_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Carlotta_(PDF)
  28. 28_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Stafford_(PDF)
  29. 29_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Shively_Pepperwood_(PDF)
  30. 30_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Redcrest_(PDF)
  31. 31_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Petrolia_(PDF)
  32. 32_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Weott_(PDF)
  33. 33_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Meyers_Flat_(PDF)
  34. 34_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Miranda_(PDF)
  35. 35_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Phillipsville_(PDF)
  36. 36_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Alderpoint_(PDF)
  37. 37_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Redway_(PDF)
  38. 38_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Garberville_Benbow_(PDF)
  39. 39_DRAFT_2018_Zoning_Shelter_Cove_(PDF)

Public Comments

  1. 5-30-2019 Hydesville Presentation (PDF)
  2. 6-4-2019 Orleans Presentation (PDF)
  3. Barbara Russell 10-25-2018 (PDF)
  4. Brent Mitchell 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  5. CDFW 10-12-2018 (PDF)
  6. Cindy Trobitz-Thomas 10-30-2018 (PDF)
  7. City of Arcata 10-4-2018 (PDF)
  8. City of Blue Lake 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  9. Community Visions 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  10. Debbie Marshall 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  11. Denis Cosby 10-29-2018 (PDF)
  12. Denise Javet 12-8-2018 (PDF)
  13. Dennis and Diana Doiron 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  14. Don Allan 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  15. Donald R Young 10-29-2018 (PDF)
  16. Frank Onstine 10-27-2018 (PDF)
  17. GDRCo 10-18-2018 (PDF)
  18. GDRCo 10-4-2018 (PDF)
  19. Gerald C Rees 11-2-2018 (PDF)
  20. Ginni Hassrick 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  21. HBMWD 10-18-2018 (PDF)
  22. HBMWD 10-3-2018 (PDF)
  23. HBMWD 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  24. HBMWD 12-6-2018 (PDF)
  25. HBMWD 9-26-2018 (PDF)
  26. Humboldt Baykeeper 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  27. James Cotton and Kim Puckett 10-29-2018 (PDF)
  28. Jennifer F Taylor 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  29. Jennifer Knight 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  30. Jerome DeCapua 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  31. John and Janine Cox 10-28-2018 (PDF)
  32. John and Janine Cox 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  33. Jon Lee 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  34. Joseph Wilhelm 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  35. Joseph Wilhelm 10-29-2018 (PDF)
  36. Joseph Wilhelm 12-7-2018 (PDF)
  37. Judith Rucker 10-30-2018 (PDF)
  38. Kathryn ONeil 1 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  39. Kathryn ONeil 2 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  40. Ken Miller 10-24-2018 (PDF)
  41. Kenny and Cathy Richards 10-30-2018 (PDF)
  42. Kent Sawatzky 10-18-2018 (PDF)
  43. Kent Sawatzky 10-4-2018 (PDF)
  44. Laura Edwards 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  45. Leah Overton 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  46. Linda Miller 11-13-2018 (PDF)
  47. Lisa Roberts 10-30-2018 (PDF)
  48. Margaret Draper 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  49. Marijane Poulton 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  50. Marjorie Heddinger 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  51. Marvin Samuels 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  52. Mary Scott 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  53. Mercer-Fraser Company 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  54. Mercer-Fraser Q Zone Submission 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  55. Pam Cahill 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  56. Pamela Miller 10-25-2018 (PDF)
  57. Pat OBrien 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  58. Patricia Lotus 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  59. Paul Farnham 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  60. Philip K Bairrlngton 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  61. Pizzutos 10-30-2018 (PDF)
  62. Redwood Region Audubon Society 11-16-2018 (PDF)
  63. Rick and Jacque Bollmann 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  64. Rosie Clayburn 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  65. Ross Taylor 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  66. Save the Redwoods League 10-03-2018 (PDF)
  67. Scott Frazer 10-25-2018 (PDF)
  68. Scott Frazer 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  69. Stacy Becker 11-3-2018 (PDF)
  70. Steve Brunner 10-25-2018 (PDF)
  71. Steve Brunner 10-26-2018 (PDF)
  72. Steve Madrone 10-18-2018 (PDF)
  73. Susan Ornelas 12-6-2018 (PDF)
  74. Susan Tool 10-28-2018 (PDF)
  75. Suzanne Simpson 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  76. Ted and Joan Romo 11-1-2018 (PDF)
  77. Ted Pease and Brenda Cooper 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  78. Terri Bonow 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  79. Tim and Paula Crowley 10-31-2018 (PDF)
  80. Trude Frazer 10-29-2018 (PDF)
  81. WCCSD 10-03-18 (PDF)
  82. William and Penelope Chastain 10-31-2018 (PDF)