Re-Zone Applications

Re-Zone Applications

A Rezoning is a procedure to change a property zoning designation from one Zoning District to another. Zoning Districts are established by local agencies to encourage and regulate specific land uses, as set forth in the County General Plan. Some areas are zoned for residential uses, while others are zoned for commercial, agricultural or industrial uses.  Generally, a Rezoning is required to allow a use that is prohibited in the current zoning district. To change the use, an applicant must apply for a Rezoning. By law, any Rezoning must be consistent with the County’s General Plan and be in the public interest.

A Rezoning is a legislative act amending the Zoning Ordinance. By law, any rezoning must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. The process typically includes a Pre-application meeting with the Planning department, submittal of an application and fee, along with various other maps showing existing and proposed zoning, planning staff review, CEQA review (Generally applications of this type are not exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Most projects will have either a negative declaration, or a mitigated negative declaration, depending on the specifics of the project, Planning Commission approval, and approval by the Board of Supervisors.

Past projects:

Twin Oaks Estates, City of Sacramento, CA

(Single Family Residential to Single Family Alternative)

Tapestri Square, City of Sacramento, CA

(General Commercial to Multi-family)