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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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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.

August MAC Meeting Summary

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

Tiny House Zoning Text Amendment:
Staff will provide an overview of a proposed Zoning Text Amendment updating the County Zoning Ordinance to allow a tiny home on wheels as a primary or secondary dwelling unit in zone districts where primary and secondary dwellings are currently permitted. In order to expand the types and affordability of housing options, a tiny house on wheels would be defined as a separate, independent living quarters that is less than 400 square feet; includes basic functional areas that support normal daily routines, such as a bathroom, a kitchen, and a sleeping area; is mounted on a wheeled trailer chassis; and is titled, licensed and insured to tow legally under the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Planning Services Division staff (20 minutes)

Roseville Congregate Living Health Facility:
Roseville Congregate Living is a proposed Residential Care Home on a 4.11 acre site (APN 467-090-009-000) located at 3140 Spahn Ranch Road, south of Old Auburn Road. The site is designated Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet). Requested entitlements include a Rezoning to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet) and a Minor Use Permit to allow a 15 resident, 24-hour, long-term care facility in an existing single-family residence on the property.
Presenter: BJ Singh, applicant (20 min)

Placer County Recycling Program:
County staff will provide an overview of how Placer County makes recycling easy with its One Big Bin process.Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Rebecca Lillis, Environmental Resource Specialist, Environmental Utilities Division

July MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

June MAC Meeting Summary

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

  • House Count Update
  • Traffic Circulation Element Update

Placer County Conservation Program:
Staff will provide an overview and status update on the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP). The PCCP consists of two separate plans that protect fish and wildlife, and streams, wetlands and other water resources, and fulfill the requirements of state and federal laws and regulations. The PCCP, which is a collaborative effort between Placer County, the City of Lincoln, the Placer County Water Agency and the South Placer Transportation Regional Transportation Authority, will guide land development activity on public and private property in Western Placer County. This presentation will provide background on the PCCP’s overall purpose in the region and provide information on opportunities for public input on the plan.
Presenter: Gregg McKenzie, PCCP Administrator

Placer County Housing Strategy and Development Plan Update:
Staff will provide an overview and update on the County’s Housing Strategy and Development Plan, which is a component of the county’s larger housing work plan. The Housing Strategy and Development Plan will be used to assess and identify housing needs, workforce housing development opportunities, and identify recommendations about current housing standards and policies that may be limiting housing development. This presentation follows a Housing Forum that was held in March to provide an initial overview and update on the information and data collected to date. Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Shawna Purvines, Principal Planner

Placer County Recycling Program:
County staff will provide an overview of how Placer County makes recycling easy with its One Big Bin process.Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Rebecca Lillis, Environmental Resource Specialist, Environmental Utilities Division

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., Aug. 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., Aug. 14, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Tues., Aug. 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Room – Rocklin Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., Aug. 28, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Wed., Aug. 1, 2018 - Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., Aug. 1, 2018 - Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., Aug. 2, 2018- Thurs, Aug. 30, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., Aug. 7, 2018- Tues., Aug. 28, 2018
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Thurs., Aug. 9, 2018
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., Aug. 21, 2018
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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