Re-zoning Soda Springs; a meeting for Soda Springs property owners
Donner Summit Area Association (DSAA) invites you to a meeting to discuss the various options for a zoning change for the properties along Old Highway 40 between the I-80 Interchange and the “Blinking Light” in Soda Springs.
The current zoning for that stretch of road is “Commercial Highway” (CH), a vestige of the time when Highway 40 was the main east-west access road over Donner Summit. A couple of projects have been proposed for the area but had to be scrapped because the CH zoning does not permit many uses, such as office space or community meeting facilities. Some of the businesses currently in operation are not really permitted under this zoning, as the County Planning Department could not issue a use permit for them.
To resolve these concerns, DSAA proposes to apply to Nevada County (with the strong support of 5th District Supervisor, Ted Owens) for a rezoning of the corridor, based on the willingness and preference of the individual property owners. The first opportunity for you to discuss the various zoning designations and the pros and cons of each, will be at the meeting on January 19.