District 2 Issues & Projects

Here you will find current information on local issues, development projects, letters of support and opposition to current legislation being proposed at the state and federal levels as well as other information of interest to District 2 residents.

Combie Road Widening & Improvement Project


This project will widen Combie Road from Highway 49 to West Hacienda Drive. The primary components of the project include a traffic signal at Combie and Higgins Road, realignment of the Higgins Fire Station access to Combie, improving/widening of the pedestrian and bicycle path, and underground utility relocation. More information is here:

Combie Road Documents

District 2 Land Use Projects


For additional information or questions on the following or other land use projects, contact the Nevada County Planning Department at 530-265-1222.

Rincon del Rio


The proposed Rincon del Rio Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) (PDF) project has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Golden Oaks, Lodestar, Sunshine Valley Trail Easements (Emigrant Trail)


On August 26, 2014 the Board agreed once again to suspend public access across the easements; this time for two more years. This is intended to allow staff time to ensure a recreation provider is legally established, to move further along in the trail development process, and to develop the necessary environmental documents. However, the Board also agreed that it wants to see measurable progress by the homeowners to reach common ground and ultimately to create workable solutions in a collaborative manner with recreationists and with the County.

Cascade Crossing (Formerly Saddle Ridge Estates)


On June 14, 2012, the Nevada County Planning Commission approved a Map Amendment (AM11-002) to amend the previously approved Vesting Tentative Final Map (FM04-004), formerly known as Saddle Ridge Estates, to divide 30.89 acres into an 80-lot single family residential subdivision. The single-family lots range in size from 0.14 acres to 1.03 acres in size and are to be developed by the applicant. The subdivision includes a 2.5 acre parcel that will become a public park and other smaller parcels that will be developed with detention basins and a multi-purpose pedestrian pathway along Combie Road. The applicant has completed implementing their improvement plans and recording their amended map.

Higgins Marketplace at Combie Road & Highway 49


The Board of Supervisors has approved this project. It was delayed by private litigation which has ended. The developer is now seeking an anchor tenant for the property.