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Even though MAC changed its regular 1st Wednesday of the month meeting date to Monday, July 11, there was Standing Room Only to hear the Action item, The Park at Granite Bay, which is located on the west side of Sierra College Boulevard north of Old Auburn Road. ...

The opportunity to comment on the Notice of Preparation has closed; so, the County will now conduct the environmental review process which will review ALL of the 80 specific issues that were noted in the Initial Study as issues that could have a “Potentially Significant Impact” on our existing environment as well as the items that were brought to the attention of the County in the letters they received in response to the Notice of Preparation. This process will take some time and the Draft EIR—the complete environmental study of this project—will not be available until early next spring.

The next step is to circulate a petition ...

Proposed Project:

“GBD Communities proposes to develop the Hawk Homestead project in the Granite Bay Community Plan (GBCP) of unincorporated Placer County [on property formerly known as the Frank Andrews property]. Hawk Homestead features 108 rural estate home sites with extensive open space, trails and amenities consistent with the character and identity of Granite Bay. The 245.2-acre Hawk Homestead (HH) site is located at the northwest corner of Barton Road and Cavitt-Stallman Road in the Granite Bay community.”

The property is currently zoned for just 37 homes with a minimum lot size of 4.6 acres. This project proposal is asking for almost three times as many lots ...

GraniteBay.com has received several e-mails recently that express concerns about different situations in the area; i.e. traffic problems, project development issues, down trees, etc. If your concerns are similar to the examples listed and are related to Granite Bay, Placer County, please send your email to lbrown@placer.ca.gov.

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Update on Granite Bay Memory Care Facility

Click here to read more about the Extension of Time Notice for the approved Memory Care facility located across from the Granite Bay Library. In addition to this approved care facility, the Ovation Senior Living two-story facility of 114 units on Sierra College just south of Old Auburn Road has also been approved.

A Notice of Preparation Scoping Meeting will be held on November 7 at 10:00 to inform interested parties about the proposed 3 story Placer Retirement Project for 160 total residents located on Sierra College and Old Auburn Road. This parcel is zoned from 3 residential lots. County will accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. on November 15 which can be sent to cdrsecs@placer.ca.gov

November MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Community Housing Fair to Benefit Homeless Veterans in Placer County:
County and Veteran’s Affairs staff will provide an overview of a Community Housing Fair scheduled for December 8, 2017 in Auburn. The Community Housing Fair is hosted by the VA Sierra Nevada HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program in partnership with the Placer County Housing Authority, and several community partners to provide homeless veterans with an opportunity to leave the event with keys to an apartment and possible employment opportunities.

Presenter: Matt Kerr, LCSW/HUD-VA Supportive Housing Supervisor

Placer County Code, Chapter 17, Zoning Text Amendments:
The Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance (Placer County Code, Chapter 17) to implement a new State regulation and make additional changes that will clarify and simplify implementation and interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments would include revisions to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: Definitions, Allowable Land Uses and Permit Requirements, General Development Regulations, Antennae & Communications Facilities Section, and Temporary Outdoor Events. Additionally, this Zoning Text Amendment includes the creation of a street-side setback requirement, update of residential lot coverage standards, revisions to the nuisance abatement process, the inclusion of setback regulations for solar panel arrays, and other minor revisions. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments are intended to update Chapter 17 and further streamline implementation of the Placer County General Plan.

Presenter: George Rosasco, Planning Services Division

Granite Bay Update Newsletter

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

Get Notifications If Disaster Strikes: Register for Placer’s Emergency Alert System

Placer County will join neighboring communities in a test of its emergency alert system Oct. 19, coinciding with the annual Great California ShakeOut drill for earthquake preparedness. Click here to read more

Placer Seeks Public Input on Proposed Winery and Farm Brewery Ordinance, Scoping Meeting Set For Nov. 1

With its planned winery and farm brewery ordinance, Placer County is working to further address the future development of wineries and farm breweries in the county, while encouraging agricultural economic development and protecting the character and long-term viability of our agricultural lands. Click here to read more.

Miles of Smiles Program to Expand To More Classrooms

One by one, kindergartners at George Cirby Elementary School approached Dr. Kayla Nguyen and opened their mouths as she peered in with magnifier glasses and a tongue depressor, searching for signs of cavities, abscesses or infection. Click here to read more.

Resource Fair Uplifts, Empowers People Experiencing Homelessness

Nathan and Joni, married for 17 years, came to the Placer Empowering People event looking for help with housing and dental care. But most important to the couple was making sure their pets, a Staffordshire terrier named MacDaddy and an English bulldog named Mumsy, were taken care of. Click here to read more.

October MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 .

September MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Quarry Ridge Professional Center:
Quarry Ridge Professional Center is a proposal to develop an office park on a 3.23 acre site (APN 048-084-030) located at the northeast corner of Douglas Boulevard and Berg Street. The site is designated Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-B-20 (Residential Single Family, minimum building site of 20,000 square feet). Four buildings with a total of approximately 17,000 square feet are proposed for office and/or medical office tenants. Requested entitlements include a Minor Land Division, Community Plan Amendment to the Professional Office land use designation, and Rezoning to OP-Dc (Office Professional, combining Design Scenic Corridor).

Presenter: Neil Doerhoff, Project Applicant

Colina Estates:
Colina Estates is a proposal to develop a 10-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 5.49 acre site (APN 048-103-022) located at 8137 Joe Rodgers Road. The site is designated Low-Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-20 (Residential Single Family, combining Agricultural, minimum building site of 20,000 square feet). Proposed lots range from 20,000 square feet to 26,873 square feet. Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map and a setback variance for lots backing to Sturm Lane.

Presenter: Dave Cook, on behalf of Paul Hills Construction

Placer County Code, Chapter 17, Zoning Text Amendments:
The Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance (Placer County Code, Chapter 17) to implement a new State regulation and make additional changes that will clarify and simplify implementation and interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments would include revisions to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: Definitions, Allowable Land Uses and Permit Requirements, General Development Regulations, Antennae & Communications Facilities Section, and Temporary Outdoor Events. Additionally, this Zoning Text Amendment includes the creation of a street-side setback requirement, update of residential lot coverage standards, revisions to the nuisance abatement process, the inclusion of setback regulations for solar panel arrays, and other minor revisions. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments are intended to update Chapter 17 and further streamline implementation of the Placer County General Plan.

Presenter: George Rosasco, Planning Services Division

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., November 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., November 8, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., November 8, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., November 14, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Tues., November 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., November 22, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., November 28, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., December 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Wed., November 1, 2017-
Wed., November 28, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., November 1, 2017- Wed.,November 28, 2017
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., November 2, 2017-
Thurs, November 30, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., November 7, 2017-
Tues., November 28, 2017

Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Thurs., November 9, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., November 21, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., November 26, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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