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Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the area integrating culture, commerce, and housing while supporting the unique community character and culture of the South County area.
  • Serve as a blueprint for future development, with guidance on:
    • Land Use
    • Economic Development
    • Transportation and Circulation
    • Public Facilities and Services
    • Recreational Opportunities
    • Design Goals, Guidelines, and Standards

As part of the project, the County is conducting an extensive community engagement process to hear from community members about goals and vision for the future of the Greater Higgins area.  This fourth community workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Zoom or In-Person (Registration required - link below).  Community members will learn more about this exciting project, review the draft Greater Higgins Plan Area, and interact with other participants to ask questions and provide input for the Greater Higgins area. The meeting will include a presentation, followed by group discussions.

A project webpage at provides information about the project and allows visitors to sign up for an email list to stay informed about the plan.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Smith, Senior Planner, County of Nevada Planning Department at 530.265.1610 or by email

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