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Nevada City could grow by more than 2,700 acres in 20 years

Nevada City has the capacity to grow by another 2,705 acres during the next 20 years, according to a draft report of the city’s sphere of influence released Monday.

The report, assembled by the Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission, means that the city has adequate city services to provide for additional development should any of that acreage be annexed into the city.

It does not mean, however, that the acreage will be annexed into city boundaries any time soon, said S.R. Jones, executive director of Nevada County LAFCo. It simply provides guidelines for where the city could possibly grow.



“It simply shows where Nevada City could annex territory,” Jones said. “It does not mean that (the city) will.”

Generally, the city’s sphere of influence under the plan up for adoption extends the city to Eden Ranch on the western edge, north past the old Nevada County Airport, east to Manzanita Diggins and south past Echo Drive.



The updates are mandated as part of California law passed in 2000.

A hearing to approve this plan will occur Oct. 8.

LAFCo is comprised of representatives from the Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee city and town councils, representatives from the Board of Supervisors and at-large members. The group considers annexations and related land-use matters.

By approving the sphere of influence, Nevada City planner Cindy Siegfried said, a decision has been made that affirms the city’s ability to serve those areas eventually, she said.


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