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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April MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer County Cannabis Regulatory Framework and Compliance Process:
Placer County Code Compliance Services will share the current cannabis regulatory framework and compliance process.

Presented by Tim Wegner, Code Compliance Services (30 min)

Proposed Eureka at Granite Bay Project:
Eureka at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 28-unit Condominium development on a 4.4-acre site (APN 050-160-076-00) located at the southwest corner of Eureka and Auburn-Folsom roads in Granite Bay. The project would include 14, two-unit halfplex condominium buildings on private streets accessed from Eureka Road. The Eureka at Granite Bay project would revise the site configuration of the previouslyapproved Micherra Place subdivision, increase the number of residential units by eight, change the unit type from detached single-family residences to attached condominium halfplexes, and add a private gated entrance.

The applicant, Eureka Granite Bay LLC, is requesting variances to 1) reduce the rear yard setback requirement for two-story structures in the RM zone district from 20 feet to 10 feet, 2) reduce the side yard setback requirement for two-story structures in the RM zone district from 7 feet 6 inches to 5 feet (zero feet where condominium halfplex units share a common wall property boundary), and 3) to reduce the amount of required off-street parking spaces from 112 spaces to a total of 70 spaces.

An Addendum to the previously-adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared and finalized pursuant to CEQA for the project. It may be viewed here.

Presented by Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner (30 min)

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.

Town Hall on Placer Cannabis Regulations Set For April 6

With Placer County’s new cannabis ordinance now in effect, county staff will host a town hall meeting in Auburn April 6 to answer questions about the new rules for cannabis cultivation and the county’s complaint and enforcement process. Click here to read more.

Placer Valley Tourism to Take Over As New Placer County Fairgrounds Operator

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Placer Valley Tourism, a private nonprofit organization, as the new operator of the Placer County Fairgrounds and approved a budget revision appropriating $2 million for fairgrounds repairs. Click here to read more.

County Unveils Placer County Government Center Master Plan Layout Proposal

After considerable analysis, stakeholder engagement, design and planning, the Placer County Board of Supervisors were presented a plan for a re-envisioned Placer County Government Center and expressed general support for the direction of the master plan. Click here to read more.

Placer County Launches Parks and Trails Master Plan Website Expressly For Public

In an effort to encourage public input for its first-ever comprehensive parks and trails master plan, Placer County has launched a new project website. Now available here, the website provides a place to obtain project information, sign up for project notifications and submit comments. Click here to read more.


The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., April 4, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., April 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., April 11, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., April 18, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Room – Rocklin Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., April 18, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., Wed., April 25, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., May 3, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., April 4, 2017-
Tues., April 25, 2017

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

Wed., April 5, 2017-
Wed., April 26, 2017

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

Wed., April 5, 2017- Wed., April 26, 2017
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., April 6, 2017- Thurs, April 27, 2017
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., April 13, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., April 18, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., April 23, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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