What is the Greater Higgins Area Plan?

The Area Plan will provide objectives and recommendations to guide the area’s future development, access to housing, community character, and recreational opportunities. The Plan focuses on areas where future development can be focused and which may have potential for more-compact residential and commercial development.

Key Objectives of the Plan

  1. Establish a comprehensive future vision for the area integrating culture, commerce and housing while supporting the unique character and culture of the South County area.
  2. Serve as a blueprint for future development, with guidance on:
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development
  • Transportation and Circulation
  • Public Facilities and Services
  • Design Goals, Guidelines and Standards

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Community Workshop #2

Coming in February 2022! Sign up to the mailing list to receive updates.

South County Area Municipal Advisory Council (SCMAC)

In 2021, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors formed a South County Area Municipal Advisory Council (SCMAC) to help engage the community and advise and inform the District II Supervisor on issues in and around the Higgins Corner/Lake of the Pines area. The SCMAC is advising the project team and working collaboratively to ensure an inclusive participatory process and a final plan that promotes the community’s vision.
In addition to the four community workshops, there will be several meetings of the SCMAC held during the project process. These meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend! Check the “Upcoming Events” section of this website for upcoming meeting dates.

Next Meeting of the SCMAC

Wednesday, December 8, 6:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Information: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/agendacenter

Project Timeline

Plan Area

The Plan Area is a focused area that will be studied for developing recommendations in the Greater Higgins Area Plan. Surrounding Areas of Influence are areas where significant change is not anticipated but where residents in those areas have a keen interest in the Area Plan. In addition, community members outside the Plan Area boundary on all sides are encouraged to participate in the process, and their voices will be important to the creation of a Greater Higgins Area Plan that benefits the entire South County region.

 

The Plan Area boundary shown below is an expansion of the original plan area for the 2000 Higgins Area Plan which focused on the core area of Higgins Corner.

Plan Area for the Greater Higgins Area Plan

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