Public input on Yuba Highlands sought |

Public input on Yuba Highlands sought

The public can offer its opinions tonight about Yuba Highlands, a proposed 5,100-home, 13,000-resident, 1 million-square-foot commercial and business development just a couple of miles across Nevada County’s western border.

Yuba County Planning Department officials seek input on the environmental impact report for the project, slated to be built on 2,900 acres east of Beale Air Force Base.

The environmental impact report won’t be out for a couple of months. Tonight’s meeting is to see if there are any issues the report didn’t take into account.

“Maybe somebody will raise some issues that we’ve not already included,” said Pete Calarco, Yuba County principal planner.

County officials will provide a list of 19 things the report will consider, including noise, air quality, traffic impacts and nighttime light and glare.

Yuba Highlands’ developer hopes to start construction in four years.

The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Red School House, 8289 Smartville Road, Smartville.

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