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Chico General Plan

Chico, located at the northern end of Sacramento Valley, is a city with a strong traditional character and graceful streets. The city is home to a campus of the California State University and a major medical center. Bidwell Park, the third largest urban park in the country, stretches from the Sierra foothills to downtown, and is a dominant community organizational element.

Working with a 41-member Task Force, Dyett & Bhatia prepare a new General Plan that allowed agreement to be reached between strong environmental and pro-growth groups, and was adopted unanimously by the City Council. As part of the plan, policies that encourage development of pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, and natural resource conservation areas were identified. Neighborhood centers were carefully sited throughout the city to promote walkability, and extensive design policies were included for new neighborhood development.

Adopted 1995



APA California Chapter and Central Valley Section Award for Comprehensive Planning (1995)

Awahnee Award (1995)

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