Rezoning Work Starts

Rezoning Work Starts

The proposed rezoning of approximately 771 acres on the slopes of Mt. Shasta has garnered the attention of some Siskiyou County residents. However, planning officials say it’s early in the process to become overly anxious.

The land, which is owned by the Roseburg Resources Company, is currently a Timberland Production Zone. The proposed rezoning to Rural Residential Agricultural would allow for the land to be subdivided into parcels with a 40 acre minimum, according to county documents.

The site abuts the Mt. Shasta Ski Park to the southeast and is near Bunny Flat on its northwestern corner. A portion of it is about a mile away from Panther Meadows.

Though the word was spreading early this week that comments on the project must be received by Friday, Siskiyou County Planning Department deputy director Greg Plucker said this is not the case.

“The May 27 date is only for local and state reviewing agencies to respond as the first step of this project. There will be ample opportunities for the public to give comment,” said Plucker.