STANDARD — A proposal to build as many as 428 homes near this town's shuttered sawmill will go before the Tuolumne County Planning Commission on Wednesday evening.
Sierra Pacific Industries, which owns the land, will seek approval for the project 21 years after a previous owner proposed a larger development.
The mill, which closed last year, will stay in place in case economic conditions allow it to reopen. The project involves 612 acres mostly on the east side of Standard Road between Tuolumne Road and Highway 108.
The plan calls for 306 residential lots, 122 of which would be allowed to have a second home. It includes 182 acres of open space.
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The 1989 proposal by Fibreboard Corp. was for as many as 1,155 homes, plus commercial and industrial space and a golf course.
It never was pursued, nor was a later proposal that included rebuilding the old core of Standard. It was a company town for decades after the mill was built about 1915.
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the latest proposal and consider making a recommendation to the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tuolumne County Administration Center, 2 S. Green St., Sonora.