Martin Ranch Sold - Hmong Community Invests in Oroville

(Oroville)  After years of planning and entitlement work, the beautiful 170 acre Martin Ranch at the base of Table Mountain in Oroville is now under the ownership of the Hmong community.  The Martin Ranch is a stunning three parcel mixed use property on the north side of Oroville with sweeping views of the Thermalito Forebay and the Sutter Buttes.  Over the past decade, the property was rezoned and entitled by the Hignell Company, and the City of Oroville approved a tentative map allowing for single and multi family residential and commercial development on 70 acres.  An additional 100 acres is outside the city limits, and received a unique business and research park zoning approval from the County of Butte.  The next chapter of the Martin Ranch will be written by representatives of the Hmong community, who are developing plans for a new co-housing concept that may include a cultural and spirtual community center.  "We understand that we may face many challenges, and it may take many years for us to develop the property, but we will develop the property into a vibrant Hmong community, where the Hmong people can learn, grow, and develop to be productive citizens," said Dr. Cheuyengther Xiong, President of Lao Family Community Empowerment, Inc.  The sale of the property was handled by Mike Donnelly and Rodney Krebs of Coldwell Banker Commercial Representing the seller and Rich Burtleson of Stromer Realty representing the Buyer.  For more informaiton contact Mike Donnelly at 530-828-0011.