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Old town Angels designated ‘historic’

Angels Camp City Council members voted Tuesday night to rezone 86 downtown parcels and create an official “historic commercial district,” ensuring the city’s Main Street preserves its historic character. 

The rezone brings the city in compliance with Angels Camp’s General Plan, a long-range planning document adopted five years ago.

While consistent with the General Plan, some council members voiced concern over inconsistencies between specific parcels. Council members said certain properties that did not touch Main Street were included in the rezone when others were not. 

The solution was to have City Attorney Derek Cole draft a “text amendment” pertaining to three residential parcels across from Utica Park.

Cole said after the meeting the amendment would contain “very narrowly tailored language to make sure those parcels can continue for residential purposes” while still being within the historic commercial district.

The city’s General Plan lists three different commercial districts along the Highway 49 corridor: historic, community and shopping center.


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