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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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February MAC Meeting Summary

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

Climate Action Plan:
Receive a presentation from the Planning Services Division on the County’s efforts to prepare a Climate Action Plan. Placer County is in the process of developing a Climate Action Plan which is intended to identify various programs and policies aimed to address climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also identifying strategies to maximize economic benefits related to energy savings, operational cost savings, and other benefits for the County and the Community.

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The site is zoned OP-Dc (Office and Professional combining Design Scenic Corridor). The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel 2, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (15 minutes)

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 located at 6832 Eureka Road 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 setback variances.

Negative Declaration can be found here

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (30 minutes)

Placer Seeks Public Input on Proposed Whitehawk I & II Projects in Granite Bay

Placer County is seeking public input on the scope of the environmental review document for the proposed Whitehawk I & II projects in Granite Bay, with a public meeting set for Feb. 13. Click here to read more.

Placer Awards Contract to Develop Affordable Housing Strategy

The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $186,860 contract agreement with BAE Urban Economics Inc. to develop a new affordable housing strategy. The effort will support the county’s housing work plan, a series of tasks approved by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 8, 2017, aimed at addressing the housing crisis. Click here to read more.

Program Offers Free Tax Assistance to Eligible Residents

Do you want to maximize your tax refund, but aren’t sure where to start?

For the third year Placer County Health and Human Services will provide free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Click here to read more

Placer Appoints Todd Leopold as New County Executive Officer

Following a nationwide search, Placer County has selected Todd Leopold as its new county executive officer. Click here to read more.

January MAC Meeting Summary

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

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel Two, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Lisa Powers (20 minutes)

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Upcoming Meetings

Tues., February 6, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., February 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., February 14, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., February 14, 2018
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., February 20, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Tues., February 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Room – Rocklin Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., February 28, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., March 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., February 1, 2018- Thurs, February 22, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., February 6, 2018- Tues., February 27, 2018
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., February 7, 2018- Wed., February 28, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., February 7, 2018- Wed., February 28, 2018
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., February 8, 2018
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., February 20, 2018
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., February 24, 2018
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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