More public input planned in Darkhorse expansion in south Nevada County |

More public input planned in Darkhorse expansion in south Nevada County

An expansion plan for the Darkhorse subdivision in south Nevada County has been delayed for more than a year, a postponement that will give the applicant time to collect more public input and complete environmental studies.

The proposal, called the Trees at Darkhorse, initially sought the construction of 14 single family homes, 64 townhouses, a reconstructed golf clubhouse and the relocation of the golf maintenance building.

Submitted to Nevada County officials in May, the plan for the South County subdivision was deemed incomplete because it lacked public input, proper technical studies and an Environmental Impact Report, said Jessica Hankins, senior planner with Nevada County.

The applicant — Asian Pacific Group — held a meeting last week to gather public input. The Trees at Darkhorse project now could change in the wake of that meeting, Hankins said.

A representative for APG couldn’t be reached for comment.

According to Hankins, Asian Pacific Group will revise its plan before returning to homeowners around January with its new proposal. It would then resubmit its plan to county officials.

An Environmental Impact Report, expected to take nine to 18 months, would then begin.

The EIR must be complete before any construction can start.

The existing plan, which could change, would expand the clubhouse near the existing golf course. The new homes would be along Darkhorse Drive.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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