Description: Challenge to City of Chico's determination that a mixed-use project on 313 acres was consistent with the City’s 2030 General Plan.
Northern California Environmental Defense Center v. City of Chico
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/04/2022 Opinion Download Trial court's denial of petition affirmed. California Appellate Court Upheld City of Chico Determination that New Development Was Consistent with General Plan. The California Court of Appeal found that the City of Chico did not abuse its discretion in its determination that a mixed-use project on 313 acres was consistent with the City’s 2030 General Plan. The court was not persuaded by the argument that the project’s “significant and unavoidable” greenhouse gas emissions constituted substantial evidence that the project was inconsistent with the General Plan’s requirements for a “compact urban form.”