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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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May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Ventura at Granite Bay:
Ventura at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 33-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 6.11 acre site (APNs 050-160-026 and 050-160-077) located on the south side of Eureka Road, east of Purdy Lane. The site is designated High Density Residential and Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RM-DL 10-Dc (Residential Multi-Family, Density Limitation of 10 units per acre combining Design Scenic Corridor) and RS-AG-B-40 PD=1 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 1.0 unit per acre).

Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, Minor Boundary Line Adjustment, and a setback variance for one lot along Eureka Road.

Presented by: Ron Higgins, L&H Homes (20 Minutes)

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.

Placer County Proclaims Support for Sutter Health’s Regional Effort to End Homelessness

The Placer County Board of Supervisors proclaimed support for Sutter Health’s Getting to Zero campaign, a regional effort to end chronic homelessness by aligning programs and resources around a low-or-no barrier approach to housing individuals experiencing homelessness. Click here to read more.

Placer County Youth Commission Seeks Applicants

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications from young people who wish to serve as one of 18 formally-appointed members of the Placer County Youth Commission for the 2017-18 term. The Placer County Youth Commission is an advisory board to the Placer County Board of Supervisors and consists of at least one representative from each of the five supervisorial districts. These commissioners must be between the ages of 14-21. They represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets, and provide a unique perspective in their recommendations to the board of supervisors. Click here to read more.

Placer County Launches Community Survey on Future Park and Trail Improvements

Placer County recreation planners are asking residents to take a 15-minute online survey to share their thoughts on the future of the county’s parks, trails, open spaces and beaches.

The feedback will be used to develop a 10-year vision for recreation improvements in Placer County. Click here to read more.

Community Member Recognized As Public Health Champion for Work Promoting Youth Dental Care

When volunteers with the Miles of Smiles program began visiting Roseville schools, they were surprised by the number of students suffering from tooth decay.

“I pulled out those papers one time, and about 80 percent of the kids had urgent dental needs,” said Ruth Burgess, one of the program’s founders. Click here to read more.

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.

March MAC Meeting CANCELLED

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

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

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

Wed., May 10, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., May 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., May 17, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., May 24, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., May 30, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., June 7, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., May 2, 2017-
Tues., May 30, 2017

Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
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Wed., May 3, 2017-
Wed., May 31, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
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Wed., May 3, 2017-
Wed., May 31, 2017

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., May 4, 2017-
Thurs, May 25, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
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Thurs., May 11, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tues., May 16, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., May 27, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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