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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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The Results Are In

Click here to see the results of the GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey.

GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey

Click here to take the GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey.

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.

September MAC Meeting Summary

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

PCWA Water Update:
PCWA District 4 Representative, Robert Dugan, will present an update on water in the area. (15 minutes)

Hawk Homestead:
Hawk Homestead is a proposal by GBD Communities to develop a 109-lot Planned Residential Development (PD) at the northwest corner of Cavitt Stallman and Barton roads in Granite Bay. The site encompasses one parcel, APN 046-050-002-510, comprising 243.373 acres. The project would include detached single-family residential home sites ranging in size from 0.5 to 6.46 acres situated along private roads accessed from Cavitt Stallman Road on the south and Barton Road on the east. Approximately 57 percent of the project site would remain as open space and approximately six miles of multi-purpose trails are planned throughout the open space preserves and road frontages. (20 minutes)

Ovation Senior Living:
The project proposes a Rezone from Residential-Single-Family, combining Agriculture, and combining a 40,000 square foot minimum building site to Residential Agriculture, combining a 40,000 square foot minimum building site (RS-AG-B-40 to RA-B-40). In addition, there is a Tentative Parcel Map, and a Minor Use Permit (MUP) to allow for the construction and operation of the 108,000 square foot, two-story Ovation Senior Living Facility. This proposal is for an assisted living and memory care facility that would be classified as a residential care home. A total of 4.5 acres (western portion of site) of the 6.9 acre site would be developed for this project and approximately 2.5 acres (eastern portion of site) would be set aside for future development.

Requested entitlements include the following: Rezone of Assessor’s Parcel Number 466-030-050-000 from RS-AG-B-40 (Residential-Single-Family, combining Agriculture, and combining building site minimum of 40,000 square foot) to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, combining building site minimum of 40,000 square foot); Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the ±6.9 acre property into a 4.5 acre parcel and 2.5 acre parcel; Minor Use Permit to allow a ±108,000 square foot Ovation Senior Living residential care facility to be constructed and operated on the 4.5-acre western parcel of the project site. Presenter: Roy Schaefer (20 minutes)

County Renews $10M Emergency Services Contract for Placer County Fire

In 2015, Placer County Fire responded to 7,636 calls for emergency service, including medical and fire calls, for 475 square miles of unincorporated areas of the county. This service is provided by CAL FIRE through an annual contract with the county. Each fiscal year, the county renews the contract, ensuring consistency and continuity of response to emergency calls. Click here to read more.

Placer County Programs Win Five National Association of Counties Awards

Five Placer County programs won awards in the 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, recognizing innovative county government programs. Click here to read more.

Big Snow Year Boosts North Tahoe Lodging Tax Revenue By 18 Percent

Last winter’s El Niño brought snow back to the Sierra and visitors back to North Lake Tahoe’s slopes, leading to an 18 percent increase last year in lodging tax revenues in Placer County. 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.

August MAC Meeting Summary

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

Pondview Project Update:
The Pondview Project was approved by the MAC in January 2015 and subsequently approved by the Board of Supervisors. The applicant has been approved for a change in build-out of the pondfront parcel from the event pavilion to future office/professional. The applicant has also requested a change in design of the Pondview Office parcel to a more Craftsman style and would include four 5,100 SF office buildings with a pedestrian commons. The project has completed the design review process.

Presented by: Lisa Powers

HAWK Signal:
The recently installed pedestrian signal known as a HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) on Auburn Folsom Road between Robin Hood Way and Cedar Oaks Drive is scheduled to be turned on August 9th. Richard Moorehead with the Department of Public Works and Facilities will attend to discuss how the signal operates and can answer questions.

Proposed Whitehawk I Project:
Whitehawk I is a proposal to develop a 24-unit Planned Residential Development on an 18.1-acre site (APN 048-151-001-000) located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, east of Woodgrove Way in Granite Bay. The project would include 24 single-family detached residential units on private streets accessed from Douglas Boulevard. Approximately sixty-five percent of the site would remain as common area and open space.

The applicant, Meritage Homes, is requesting a Community Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Rural Low Density Residential (.9 to 2.3 acres per dwelling unit) and Rural Residential (2.3 to 4.6 acres per dwelling unit) to Low Density Residential (0.4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit) and Open Space. Also proposed is a rezoning from RA-B-100 PD = 0.5 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 100,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 0.5 units per acre) to RA-B-20 PD = 1.4 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 1.4 units per acre) and O (Open Space).

Presented by: Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner

Proposed Whitehawk II Project:
Whitehawk II is a proposal to develop a 55-unit Planned Residential Development on a 32.97-acre site (APN 048-151-061-000) located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard at Seeno Avenue in Granite Bay. The project would include 55 single-family detached residential units on private streets accessed from Douglas Boulevard. Approximately sixty-two percent of the site would remain as common area and open space.

The applicant, Meritage Homes, is requesting a Community Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Rural Low Density Residential (.9 to 2.3 acres per dwelling unit) and Rural Residential (2.3 to 4.6 acres per dwelling unit) to Low Density Residential (0.4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit) and Open Space. Also proposed is a rezoning from RA-B-100 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 100,000 square feet) to RA-B-20 PD = 1.75 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 1.75 units per acre) and O (Open Space).

Presented by: Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner

August MAC Meeting Rescheduled

The August MAC originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2016 will now be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., September 7, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
** BIG GYM**

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

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

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

Tues., September 27, 2016
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

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

Wed., October 3, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., September 1,, 2016 - Thurs.,September 29, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., Sepember 6, 2016 -
Tues., September 27, 2016

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

Wed., September 7, 2016 -
Wed., September 28, 2016

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

Wed., September 7, 2016 -
Wed., September 28, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., September 8, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Sat., September 10, 2016 Friends of the Roseville Library Used Book Sale
10 AM - 3 PM

Tues.,September 20, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., September 25, 2016
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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