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County supervisors heed pleas from developers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In response to lobbying from housing developers, county supervisors have revisited several General Plan Update decisions. Modifications to update policies related to low-income housing, pedestrian streetscapes and business development were approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors during an Oct. 19 update hearing. A previously-approved policy

Arcata Bottom subdivision sounds good to Supes

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Weighing an Arcata Bottom property owner’s desires against the City of Arcata’s goal of avoiding development in prime farmland, a majority of the Board of Supervisors has sided with the landowner. Residential expansion issues were debated when supervisors considered an Arcata Bottom land use designation request at

Housing Plan OK’d, Developer-Friendly Edits Dumped

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has finished its work on the county’s Housing Element, undoing risky changes made by the Planning Commission. The commission’s majority of developers and founders of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR) favored changing the focus of the five-year housing plan. Dispersing housing throughout

McKinleyville Getting Giant Health Club With Indoor Pool

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Big Lagoon Rancheria is preparing to break ground on a new administrative building in McKinleyville early next year, with a proposed 27,000 square-foot health club also in the works. The projects, which are being built by Wells Construction of Roseville, will be located at 1579 Betty Court, 

McK projects before Planning Commission

The Humboldt County Planning Commission will consider two McKinleyville projects at its meeting Thursday, May 2. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Board of Supervisors’ Chambers inside the County Courtouse in Eureka. The board will consider a modification to the conditions of approval for Phase Two of the Central Estates Subdivision. The project is

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Taxpayers are now going to fund development costs

Editor: I guess you get what you pay for. With a 4-1 vote (Supervisor Mark Lovelace dissenting) the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors recently voted to reduce developers’ costs and eliminate others. By eliminating the fair share cost policy in the General Plan Update, developers are now not responsible for the costs of infrastructure improvements

Supervisors Support Reducing Developer Costs

The county’s General Plan Update is changing direction as a majority of the Board of Supervisors supports deleting or changing policies that would charge new development for service costs. A shift in policymaking has been demonstrated with the supervisors’ revisiting of the update’s Infrastructure Element. At a March 11 hearing, most supervisors supported eliminating level

Central Estates ribbon cutting

The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce provided a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Feb. 9 for Bella Vista Realty and JLF Construction. The new subdivision is called Central Estates.  You can reach these new homes by taking School Road to Washington to McKinleyville Avenue. They are currently in phase one of four and once complete will have