Dunnigan Specific Plan

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Welcome to the Yolo County Web page for the previously proposed Dunnigan Specific Plan.

NOTE:  The Draft Specific Plan project described on this page has been withdrawn and Yolo County is in the process of deleting all references of the Dunnigan Specific Plan from the 2030 Yolo Countywide General Plan.  A brief history of the project follows.

 An application for a Specific Plan was originally submitted to the County in 2009 by a Folsom residential developer, Elliott Homes, and a revised plan was resubmitted in 2012.  During this period, the applicant worked with staff to refine the proposed development plan and meet all of the General Plan policies and criteria.  However, the applicant could not design a Specific Plan that would meet the very high General Plan goals related to a jobs/housing balance in all phases of growth plus trip generation not to exceed 44 vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per household. 

In 2015, the applicant requested that the County initiate an environmental impact report for the project, during which the jobs/housing  and VMT goals, and all other issues would be resolved.  On April 26, 2016, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors directed staff not to proceed with environmental review of the proposed Dunnigan Specific Plan. 

Following the April 2016 decision to not proceed with the environmental review of the Specific Plan, on May 31, 2016 the Board authorized staff to proceed with a General Plan Amendment Study that will remove all references to the Dunnigan Specific Plan from the General Plan and zoning documents.  This action will replace the "Specific Plan" General Plan land use designations and zoning for the approximately three dozen parcels planned for urban development in the Specific Plan area with an "Agriculture" (AG) designation and Intensive Agriculture (A-N) zoning.  This would affect only the undeveloped agricultural properties in Dunnigan that are currently zoned "Specific Plan."

The proposed action will also remove the "Specific Plan Overlay" designation and zoning that applies to several hundred individual parcels, already developed within the Old Town area, the Dunnigan Hardwoods rural subdivision, and the existing highway commercial uses around the I-5 interchanges.  These properties will retain their existing underlying designation and base zoning which includes Highway Commercial, Low Density Residential, etc.  The only change will be to remove the overlaying "Specific Plan Overlay" designation and zoning.

Finally, the proposed action will delete all text references in the General Plan to the Dunnigan Specific Plan.  This will require revision of several policies, as well as background text, maps and tables. 

PDF files of each chapter of the previously submitted draft Dunnigan Specific Plan are listed below and may be downloaded and printed.  The entire plan may be downloaded here (Approx. 4 MB).

Comments and questions about the previous Dunnigan Specific Plan may be directed to:

Stephanie Cormier, Principal Planner
Yolo County, Department of Community Services 
292 W. Beamer Street
Woodland, CA. 95695
(530) 666-8041

Application for the Dunnigan Specific Plan: Click Here

Second draft of the Dunnigan Specific Plan (revised April 25, 2013):

Land Use Map

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Plan Area Setting & Vision

Chapter 3: Land Use and Community Character

Chapter 4: Circulation & Transportation

Chapter 5: Public Utilities

Chapter 6: Public Services

Chapter 7: Jobs & Housing

Chapter 8: Environmental Resources

Chapter 9: Sustainability

Chapter 10: Implementation

Chapter 11: Administration


Appendix A- General Plan Consistency Analysis (Document has not been submitted)
Appendix B-Design Guidelines (Document has not been submitted)
Appendix C- Green Building and Site Standards (Document has not been submitted)
Appendix D- Water/Recycled Water Technical Analysis
Appendix E- Wastewater Technical Analysis
Appendix F- Hydrology/ Hydraulics Technical Analysis (Too large to post, contact Eric Parfrey for copy)
Appendix G- Wetland Delineation (Too large to post, contact Eric Parfrey for copy)
Appendix H- Bio Resource Assessment (Too large to post, contact Eric Parfrey for copy)
Appendix I-  Not Applicable  
Appendix J- Cultural Resources Records and Literature Search
Appendix K- Electrical and Gas Loading Estimates
Appendix L- Income and Housing Match Analysis
Appendix M-Phasing Master Plan
Appendix N- Draft Public Facilities Financing Plan (PFFP)
Appendix O- Not Applicable
Appendix P- Draft Public Services Financing Plan (PSFP)
Appendix Q- Economic Development Strategy
Appendix R- Master Habitat Conservation Strategy
Appendix S- Dunnigan Development Standards (Document has not been submitted)

Proposed Tentative Subdividion Map: Click Here

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