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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.

At its regular Board meeting on February 12, at 7:00 in the district office on Auburn Folsom Road, SJWD will consider available options for the crisis, and based on their grim discussions at the January 22 meeting there are no good ones. ...

At a recent fire board meeting, an information item was presented to the Board of Directors that the new healthcare law may affect ambulance transportation revenues ...

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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.

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.

State Financing Program a Win-Win for Placer County Government and Developers

Community development and public works projects in Placer County will soon be cheaper and faster after the county board of supervisors voted unanimously to join the Statewide Communities Infrastructure Program. Click here to read more.

University of Warwick Updates Placer County Board of Supervisors on Plans for California Campus

The University of Warwick today updated Placer County officials as the U.K.-based institution moves forward with plans for a campus in Placer County and unveiled a study that estimates the campus would have an annual economic impact of nearly $600 million by its 10th year of operation. Click here to read more.

Plan to Fund Transportation Improvements Placed on November Ballot

A ballot measure to increase retail sales tax by a half percent to raise funds for transportation improvements in Placer County was placed on the Nov. 8, 2016, presidential general election ballot today by the county board of supervisors. Click here to read more.

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.

Date for July MAC Meeting Changed. The Park at Granite Bay to Be Discussed

MAC regularly scheduled for 1st Wed. of month has been changed to Monday, July 11th at 7:00 PM at Eureka School on Eureka Road in order to hear one action item: The Park at Granite Bay. The Final EIR for project can be assessed here.

Proposes 56 single family lots on 16.3 acres in gated, fenced sub-division. Zoned for 16 homes. One gated access onto Sierra College Boulevard. One and two story homes on lots from 7,150 to17,196 sq. ft. Surrounded on three sides by one to four acre lots zoned for animals and farming. Requesting General Plan Amendment, Rezone, and Variances. Located on west side of Sierra College Blvd., north of Old Auburn Road.

Trailhead Fire Sparks Air Quality Advisory for Placer County

The Placer County Department of Public Health and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Trailhead Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties. The joint air quality advisory is in effect from June 30 through July 4. Click here to read more.

Placer to Consider Transitioning Medical Clinics to Private Operation

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors will consider transitioning county-run medical clinics in Auburn and Kings Beach to private operation in a public hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 12 at the Placer County Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, in Auburn. Click here to read more.

Sweeping Plan For Transportation Improvements Would Benefit Entire County

A plan to improve area roadways to relieve both existing and future traffic and congestion and to improve public transportation is two steps closer to reality. Click here to read more.

Supervisors approve $18M in Health And Human Services Contracts to Help Placer’s Most Vulnerable Residents

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved nine different contract agreements totaling more than $18 million to provide mental health, substance abuse, transitional housing and child abuse prevention services throughout the county. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Vote to Limit Medical Marijuana Cultivation to Small, Indoor Grows By Patients

Commercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors today voted 3-2 to limit marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by medical marijuana patients only. The board directed county staff to return with an ordinance codifying the approach they approved today for their consideration in the coming weeks. Click here to read more.

Board OK’s Public Defender Contract Extensions, Directs Staff to Investigate Feasibility of County Office of Public Defender

Placer County, like all other counties in the state, is required to provide legal representation to criminal defendants who cannot afford their own legal counsel. Because of the specialized nature of public defender work, the county contracts with law firms to provide these services.Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Mon., August 8, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
** DATE CHANGE DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM **

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

Wed., August 10, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., August 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Jessie Helms Room – Loomis Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., August 17, 2016
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., August 23, 2016
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., August 24, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

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

Upcoming Events

Wed., August 3, 2016 -
Wed., August 31, 2016

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

Wed., August 3, 2016 -
Wed., August 31, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., August 4, 2016 -
Thurs., August 25, 2016

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

Tues., August 2, 2016 -
Tues., August 30, 2016

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

Sat., August 6, 2016 -
Sun., August 28, 2016

Summer Nights At Bayside
3:30 AM - 9 PM

Thurs., August 11, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., August 16, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Fri., August 26, 2016 -
Sun., August 28, 2016

Woofstock 2016

Sun., August 28, 2016
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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