Environmental

Paradise Summit Planned Unit Development (PUD), Rezone, Tentative Subdivision Map (TSM) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Technical Studies – Butte County

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NorthStar worked with the project applicant to prepare the environmental technical studies and subsequently the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed project. Located in Butte County, south of the Town of Paradise, the Paradise Summit PUD is the largest proposed subdivision within the County’s unincorporated area and included a Rezone to PUD. The proposed project encompasses:

  • 330 acres
  • 312 single-family residential units
  • 195 acres of open space areas including a wetland preserve area and deer migration corridor.
  • Onsite community wastewater treatment system and disposal area

The County prepared an Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project; however, it was determined based upon the whole of the record that the project could result in significant environmental effects, particularly with regard to land use compatibility, fire safety, traffic and circulation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water quality associated with the wastewater treatment facility. NorthStar was retained by the applicant to prepare the EIR in consultation with County staff. The EIR incorporated all mitigation identified in the Initial Study and expanded the analysis with regard to key topics identified by County staff and the Board of Supervisors. The EIR also included an analysis of alternatives to the project and cumulative environmental impacts.

NorthStar Tasks for EIR:

  • Draft EIR and Final EIR
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Biological Resources Assessment
  • Oak Tree Canopy Study and Oak Tree Replacement Plan
  • Deer Migration Study
  • Wastewater: Report of Waste Discharge, Nitrate Analysis, and Mounding Analysis
  • Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis
  • Wildfire Safety and Services
  • Integrated Open Space Management Plan
  • Transportation/Traffic Analysis (prepared by subconsultant)
  • Land Use Compatibility Analysis