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

For additional information, contact John Miller, Senior Planner, at 707-268-3781 or

This project includes the following:

  • Adopt the following proposed new zones [Follow the links to proposed draft regulations]
    • "MU1 - Mixed Use (Urban)" and "MU2 - Mixed Use (Rural)" Principal Zones will be applied to areas that are planned MU - Mixed Use, VC - Village Center, or RCC - Rural Community Center on the General Plan Land Use Map.  Pursuant to per Land Use Element, Urban Lands Section Policy UL-P6 - Mixed-Use Zoning, Standard UL-S1 - Allowed Uses in Mixed-Use Areas, and Implementation Measure UL-IM1 - Neighborhood and Town Centers.
    • “RR - Railroad Right of Way Protection” Combining Zone that will be 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.  Pursuant to per Circulation Element Policy C-P14 - Rail Rights-of-Way and Implementation Measure C-IM16 - Mapping of Rail Rights-of-Way as Railroad
    • “MR - Mineral Resources” Combining Zone that will be applied to parcels with permitted surface mining operations.  Pursuant to per Conservation and Open Space Elements Mineral Resources Section Implementation Measure MR-IM4 - Combining Zone.
  • Consider alternative new zones [Follow the links to proposed draft regulations]
  • Zoning Map Amendments
    • Apply the new zones identified above;
    • Apply the “WR - Streamside Management Areas and Wetlands” Combining Zone to the outer boundaries of Streamside Management Areas as defined by General Plan Conservation and Open Space Elements Biological Resources Section Standard BR-S5, Streamside Management Area Defined,
    • Land Use Element Growth Planning Section Implementation Measure GP-IM6. Zoning Consistency, directs the County to apply specific zones to all areas currently zoned “U – Unclassified” and to make other changes to the Zoning Maps to be consistent with the General Plan Land Use Map
  • View the 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

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