North McKay Ranch, an 81-acre, 320-unit residential development in Cutten, is planned to be built in phases. | Image via the County of Humboldt.

Humboldt County is recirculating portions of the North McKay Ranch Subdivision Project Draft EIR (Partial Recirculated Draft EIR) in response to a shift in state law regarding the determination of significance of transportation impacts. The North McKay Ranch Subdivision Project is a proposed mixed-use development with 320 residential units and approximately 22,000 square feet of commercial development that would be located in the Cutten area. 

On May 15, 2020, the county released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the proposal. On July 1, 2020, the CEQA Guidelines were changed to require an analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) instead of Level of Service (LOS). The county has decided to recirculate two environmental impact analysis sections that have been impacted by this change: the Land Use and Planning section and the Transportation section, as well as provide an update to the project description.  

A copy of the Draft EIR will be available for public review at the Humboldt County Planning & Building Department public counter and is also available on the county‚Äôs website.