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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UPDATE: Granite Bay MAC

Barton Ranch has been removed from tonight's agenda as the environmental documents have not yet been circulated.

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.

October MAC Meeting Summary

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

Granite Bay Medical Offices:
The project proposes the construction of two medical office buildings with 91 parking spaces on 2.13 acres at the north side of Douglas Boulevard, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Berg Street and Douglas Boulevard. Each of the two buildings would be 7,955 square feet. The project proposes a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Rural Low Density Residential, .9 – 2.3 Acres Per Dwelling Unit to Commercial; a rezone from RS-B-20 (Residential Single Family, Combining Minimum Building Site of 20,000 Square Feet) to OP-Dc (Office Professional, Combining Design Corridor); a Minor Boundary Line Adjustment so each building will be on its own lot; a Design Review to be approved at the staff-level; and a Variance to construct a 12-foot high retaining wall at the northwest corner where six feet is normally required. (15 minutes)
Presented by: Kally Kedinger-Cecil, Assistant Planner

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

Free Medication Take-Back at 12 Placer County Locations Oct. 22

A free medication take-back event will take place at 11 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, Oct. 22. Take-back hours have changed from previous events: Gates will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m. Click here to read more.

Serve Our Democracy as a Placer County Poll Worker

It takes more than 1,600 poll workers to staff Placer County’s polling sites each election, and our office of elections is now accepting applications for all positions for the Nov. 8 presidential general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community, be a part of the excitement of our democratic process and earn a little money, too. Click here to read more.

$815.8 Million Annual County Budget Approved

The board of supervisors approved a balanced 2016-17 budget that maintains long-term fiscal stability while ensuring that near-term needs are met. The board adopted a proposed budget in June and the $815.8 million final budget approved includes adjustments from the end of the fiscal year. Click here to read more.

Insect That Carries Disease Deadly To Citrus Trees Found In Placer County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect that can carry a devastating citrus tree disease, has been detected in Placer County. The disease, called Huanglongbing, and is also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, will kill any tree it infects and there is no known cure, other than prevention. Click here to read more.

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.

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)

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., October 5, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Tues., October 11, 2016
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., October 12, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., October 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Jessie Helms Room – Loomis Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., October 19, 2016
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., October 26, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., November 2, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., October 6, 2016 - Thurs., October 27, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., October 4, 2016 -
Tues., October 25, 2016

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

Wed., October 5, 2016 -
Wed., October 26, 2016

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

Wed., October 5,, 2016 -
Wed., October 26, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., October 13, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., October 18, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., October 23, 2016
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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