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Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Creekside Village Specific Plan

Review Period November 6, 2020 – December 7, 2020

County of El Dorado will be the Lead Agency and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Creekside Village Specific Plan (proposed project) located in unincorporated El Dorado County (County). This Notice of Preparation (NOP) initiates the environmental scoping process in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations [CCR] Section 15082). The purpose of an NOP is to provide sufficient information about the proposed project and its potential environmental effects to allow public agencies, organizations, tribes and interested members of the public the opportunity to provide a meaningful response related to the scope and content of the EIR, including feasible mitigation measures and project alternatives that should be considered in the EIR.

El Dorado County is soliciting written comments from public agencies, organizations, and individuals regarding the scope and content of the environmental document. Because of time limits mandated by State law, comments should be provided no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Virtual Public Scoping Meeting Scheduled

El Dorado County will hold a scoping meeting to receive verbal comments regarding the scope and content of the environmental document and answer general questions regarding the environmental process. Due to COVID-19 social distance requirements, the scoping meeting will be held remotely. The meeting will be on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Attendees can observe and participate via live stream of the scoping meeting by going to this website:
Attendees can also participate and join by phone: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-929-205-6099 Webinar ID 924 1489 7860

About the Project

The project site is located south of Highway 50, west of Latrobe Road and south of Investment Boulevard in the El Dorado Hills area (APN 117-010-012), see Figure 1. The project site is bordered on the north by the existing El Dorado Hills Business Park and the John Adams Academy Charter School, to the east by the Blackstone master planned community (Valley View Specific Plan), to the south by undeveloped rural residential and industrial lands, and to the west by undeveloped land in the Carson Creek Specific Plan zoned for research and development.

The project applicant proposes to develop a new 926-unit residential community located on an approximately 208-acre site. The project would include 115.9 acres of single-family low-density residential development, 21.0 acres of single-family medium-density residential development, 14.3 acres of parks, 46.3 acres of open space preserves and buffers, and 10.4 acres of roadways.

The current zoning and General Plan land use designation for the project site is Research & Development (R&D). The project would require a general plan amendment from R&D to AP – Adopted Plan and a rezone from R&D to SP – Creekside Village Specific Plan and establish a Specific Plan for Creekside Village.

The Creekside Village Specific Plan includes a single-family low-density residential land use designation that would include single-family residential, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and junior ADUs1 as well as neighborhood and community serving amenities such as parks, community clubhouses, and emergency services facilities. Low-density development would range from 4 to 8 dwelling units per gross acre, with a target dwelling unit count of 676. The single-family medium-density residential land use designation would allow for single-family dwellings, and two- and three-family dwellings as well as parks and public facilities. The draft Tentative Map includes two parcels designated for future development of medium-density residential that would range from 8 to 12 dwelling units per gross acre with a target dwelling unit count of 250.

Three parks are proposed: an 8.8-acre village park in the northeast area along Latrobe Road, a 3.3-acre neighborhood park in the south central area of the site, and a third 2.2-acre park located in the southeast corner of the site. The proposed Open Space Preserve designation would protect intermittent
drainages, seasonal wetlands, vernal pools, and ponds extending from the west to the northeast part of the project site. An Open Space buffer would be located along the western, northern, and southern borders of the site, as well as along Royal Oaks Drive.

El Dorado Hills APAC Creekside VIllage Project Douments Page
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Notice Of Availability DEIR Montano de El Dorado Phase 2

The County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Montano De El Dorado Phase I and II Master Plan Project.

The Project is comprised of a rezone of a 16.85 property form REGIONAL COMMERCIAL- DESIGN CONTROL (CR-DC) to REGIONAL COMMERCIAL- PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CR-PD) as part of the Montano de El Dorado Development Plan. The project is located on the east side of Latrobe Road, 500 feet south of the intersection with White Rock Road.

From the County’s Notice Of Availability announcement:

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY AND REVIEW PERIOD: This DEIR is available for public and agency review for a 45-day period beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020 and ending Monday, July 13, 2020. The purpose of this comment period is to consider the content of the DEIR and the potential environmental impacts that may result from project implementation, not the positive or negative attributes of the Project itself. Comments pertaining to the impact analysis, criteria and thresholds, mitigation measures, and alternatives presented in the DEIR will be considered by the County during preparation of the Final EIR (FEIR).

All written public and agency comments on the DEIR must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 13, 2020 and should be directed to: El Dorado County Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Attention: Tom Purciel, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667. Include the name of the contact person of your agency, if applicable.

Comments may be submitted via email to Comments submitted via email must either be included in the body text of the message or as an attachment in Microsoft® Word or Adobe® PDF format. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (530) 642-0508.

PUBLIC WORKSHOP: The DEIR is scheduled for a public workshop before the Planning Commission on June 25, 2020. The purpose of this workshop is to present information on the DEIR and receive public input; no action will be taken. To subscribe to Planning Commission agendas and minutes visit: and register your email address with the County’s free email subscription service. When registering, please select “Planning Commission agenda” from the list of topics provided. Planning Commission agendas are posted online no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting at: https:\

El Dorado County Notice of Availability: DEIR Montano de El Dorado Phase 2

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Proposed Entitlement Requests:

  • A Rezone (Z15-0002) of the 16.85-acre Phase II property from Regional Commercial- Design Control (CR-DC) to Regional Commercial- Planned Development;
  • A Commercial Tentative Parcel Map (P15-0006) on the 16.85-acre Phase II parcel creating a total of 12 commercial lots, ranging from 0.72 acres to 3.48 acres in size, as part of the proposed Montano De El Dorado Phase 2 Development Plan; and
  • A Planned Development Permit (PD15-0004) for the existing Montano De El Dorado Phase 1 Development and the proposed Phase II expansion. The proposed Phase 2 of the development would include approximately 74,000 square feet of retail/commercial space within eight buildings, 6,000 square feet of office space, 63,000 square feet, 99-room hotel, and an amphitheater.
  • Modifications to an existing Conditional Use Permit (S17-0015) for Phase I to allow outdoor special events and office uses within existing Phase 1 and the proposed Phase II.

EDH APAC Montano de El Dorado Phase 2 Documents Page