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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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Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

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.

December MAC Meeting Summary

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

Eureka Granite Bay:
The applicant, Eureka Granite Bay LLC, is proposing a 28-unit condominium project consisting of 14, two-unit buildings, at the southwest corner of Auburn-Folsom and Eureka roads. The vacant site consists of a 4.4 acre gross (3.5 net acres) parcel (050-160-176). The units are designed as halfplexes with a shared common wall and each will have a private fenced rear yard area. Presented by: Marcus LoDuca (15 min)

Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan Kicks Off With Scoping Meetings Nov. 29

Placer County is taking the next big step in developing plans for the future of the Sunset Area, nestled between the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, where planned university, technology and residential developments are expected to drive economic growth for decades. The next step in the master planning process is preparation of an environmental impact report for the Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Approve Ovation Senior Living Project in Granite Bay

The proposed Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay was approved by a 4-0 vote today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. Click here to read more.

Sherri Conway Named New Placer County Economic Development Director

After a nationwide search and rigorous evaluation process, Placer County has selected Sherri Conway as its new director of economic development, effective Dec. 5. Click here to read more.

Placer Cannabis Ordinance Would Allow Limited Cultivation for Personal Use, Ban Commercial Cannabis Activities

Limited cultivation, both indoors and outdoors, of cannabis for personal use will be allowed in unincorporated areas of Placer County under a new ordinance introduced today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The ordinance was introduced by a vote of 4-0; District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. Click here to read more.

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

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.

Ovation Resitrement Home Public Hearing

The Granite Bay Community Association has received the attached Notice of Public Hearing.

Residential Care Homes of more than 6 units are NOT allowed in Residential Single-Family zoning but they ARE allowed in Residential Agricultural zoning. MAC denied the project unanimously, the Planning Commission approved it 5-0. Now it will be heard by the Supervisors.

Proposed are114 units for 85 assisted iving, 29 memory care patients and 85 staff members on 4.5 acres of a 6.9 acre site. The building is 108,000 sq. ft. and is 2-stories. It is surrounded by single family homes on east, west, south, and wetlands on north.

November MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer Retirement Residences:
The Placer Retirement Residence is proposed to be a 145-suite facility for elderly seniors. Our elderly senior housing concept is designed for those who are still ambulatory, but in need of some personal services in their daily routine. The identified site is located at 3905 Old Auburn Road and consists of approximately 8.93 acres.

Individual suites include studio, one, and two bedroom options. The proposed suite design only includes a small refrigerator, sink and microwave in the unit. No cooking appliances are provided, or allowed to be installed, in individual suites, including hot plates. The square footage of suites varies from a minimum of 380 SF for smaller studios to over 1000 SF for larger two bedrooms. (15 minutes) Presented By: Mark Lowen, Lenity Architecture, Inc., Sam Thomas, Lenity Architecture, Inc. and Al Johnson, Al Johnson Consulting, LLC

Barton Ranch Planned Residential Development:
The applicant is requesting approval of a Rezone and a Planned Residential Development (Tentative Subdivision Map and Conditional Use Permit). The Rezone would modify the existing zoning of RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single-family, combining Agriculture, combining minimum Building Site designation of 40,000 square feet) to include a combining district designation of PD=1 (Planned Residential Development, 1 unit per acre). The rezone would allow a 10-unit Planned Residential Development (PD) on the project site. The PD would create ten residential parcels ranging in size from 21,849 square feet to 34,000 square feet and would include two open space areas consisting of 79,981 square feet (Lot A) and 24,200 square feet (Lot B). Lot A would be located on the northwest portion of the property and Lot B would be located on the southeast corner of the property. (20 minutes) Presented by: Melanie Jackson, Associate Planner

Get Notifications If Disaster Strikes: Register for Our Emergency Mass Notification System

As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster - events that often occur with little to no warning. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., December 7, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., December 14, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., December 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., December 21, 2016
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., December 28, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., January 4, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., December 6, 2016 -
Tues., December 27, 2016

Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
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Wed., December 7, 2016 -
Wed., December 28, 2016

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
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Wed., December 7, 2016 -
Wed., December 28, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., December 8, 2016 - Thurs., December 29, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
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Thurs., December 8, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tues., December 20, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

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