To protect historic structures and sites, the Zoning Ordinance establishes additional design regulations for land use and development within designated historic districts, identified by the Design Review – Historic (-DH) Combining Zone. Properties within the (-DH) Combining Zone include the historic townsites of Clarksville, El Dorado and Diamond Springs. Property owners within other historic townsites may request to be included within the (-DH) Combining Zone consistent with the requirements of Section 130.63.020 (Ordinance Amendments and Zone Change Applications) of the County's Zoning Ordinance.
Maps of the (-DH) Combining Zone boundaries for the historic townsites of Clarksburg, El Dorado and Diamond Springs are posted here: Diamond Springs, El Dorado and Clarksville.
For regulations and procedures for development within a (-DH) Combining Zone, please refer to Title 130, Section 130.27.060 (Design Review-Historic [-DH] Combining Zone) in Article 2 (Zones, Allowed Uses and Zoning Standards) and Section 130.52.030 (Design Review Permit) in Article 5 (Planning Permit Processing) of the County's Zoning Ordinance.
On December 7, 2010, the Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted Resolution of Intention No. 179-2010 to initiate an amendment to the Zoning Map to add a Historic Design Review Combining Zone District to selected parcels within the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Region, as requested by the El Dorado/Diamond Springs Community Advisory Committee (Legistar File No. 10-1250, Attachment F).
On December 15, 2015, the Board adopted a Targeted General Plan Amendment (Resolution No. 196-2015) which included revisions to Policy 126.96.36.199 requiring all properties located within the historic townsites of Clarksville, El Dorado and Diamond Springs be designated on the zoning maps as a Design Historic (-DH) Combining Zone District (Legistar File No. 11-0356, Attachment No. 28, pg. 11). The Board also adopted Ordinance No. 5030, a comprehensive update to Title 130 (Zoning Ordinance), which included amendments to Section 130.27.060 (Design Review - Historic (-DH) Combining Zone) to update and clarify procedures and regulations for future development within the (-DH) Combining Zone District (Legistar File No. 11-0356, Attachment No. 35).
On April 24, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution No. 072-2018, approving a reformat of the original Historic Design Guide, adopted April 13, 1982, for properties within a (-DH) Combining Zone District (Legistar File No. 18-0542, Attachment D). This document was reformatted for better print quality and because the original document was not available in electronic format.
On August 14, 2018, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 5090 for minor amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (Legistar Fille No. 18-0942, Attachment 9) including additional clarifications to Section 130.27.060 (Design Review – Historic [-DH] Combining Zone).
The Agenda Items listed below are available on the County's online agenda calendar at https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Resolution 179-2010 - ROI For (-DH) Zoning Overlay, Adopted 12-7-10
Resolution 196-2015 - Targeted General Plan Amendment, Adopted 12-15-15
Amended General Plan Policy 188.8.131.52 ([-DH] Combining Zone District) 12-15-15
Resolution 072-2018 - Reformatted Historic Design Guide, Adopted 4-24-18
Historic Design Guide, Reformatted 4-24-2018
Historic Design (-DH) Zoning Overlay Maps (County Surveyor's Office Map Library): GIS map numbers GI0073614A (Diamond Springs), GI0073614B (El Dorado), GI0073614C (Clarksville)