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El Dorado County Issues Fact Sheet For Proposed El Dorado Hills Costco Project

Following several ‘Stakeholder’ meeting sessions with representatives of the property owner, and Costco, El Dorado County has released the following Fact Sheet regarding a proposed Costco location in El Dorado Hills.

The location selected by Costco is on the east side of Silva Valley Parkway, north of the Highway 50/Silva Valley Pkwy interchange- just north of Tong Road, and south of Oak Meadow Elementary School, and the proposed alignment of the future extension of Country Club Drive. The project is expected to be developed in conjunction with, and as a component of the proposed EDH 52 project. This property is already zoned for Commercial Regional (CR) and by rights, is zoned for big-box commercial development, which makes a proposed Costco facility a compatible land use for the zoning. In terms of mitigating traffic impacts, Commercial Regional is best suited along major highway interchanges, removing traffic impacts from interior roadways.

Costco representatives revealed that an El Dorado County location is desired to help relieve the current over impacted Folsom location. They shared that there are other California Costco locations within 3 miles of each other, as the current Folsom and proposed El Dorado Hills locations will be. As a membership store, Costco has direct knowledge of where their members are located – from the identified target area in El Dorado County around El Dorado Hills, excluding the existing Folsom Costco members, there are currently 40,000 Costco Members, so the customer base already exists.

Costco seeks to be near highway interchanges for their stores, and many locations in El Dorado County have been evaluated for a site. Out of all highway interchanges in El Dorado County, only Silva Valley Parkway has the necessary capacity for the addition of a Costco Facility, as it currently measures a Level of Service (LOS) A. It already has the necessary road and highway capacity to meet this use. Questions were asked about other El Dorado County locations, but representatives indicated that El Dorado Hills Blvd/Latrobe Road at HWY50, to Town Center West, or to the Business Park, is currently at too poor a LOS level (C, D, and E, depending upon the time of day), and with the existing and planned developments in the area are physically too constrained to add more capacity. Other County locations, including interchanges such as Missouri Flat Rd, are also too limited by poor LOS levels, and the inability to add additional capacity, as existing development prevents adding more road space. Interchanges such as Cambridge Road, Cameron Park Dr, and Ponderosa Rd also lack the capacity for additional traffic volume, and are facing challenges in terms of costs just to increase capacity to meet existing needs. The Cameron Park Dr at HWY 50 interchange, as an example, is facing a $70 million dollar improvement to meet current needs, and isn’t projected to be completed for 10 years, if funding can be found. Even with these proposed improvements, the interchange would still fall short of required capacity to adequately mitigate the impacts of a project of the scope of the proposed Costco Project. Since Silva Valley Pkwy is currently an A-Rated interchange, Coscto would be mitigating impacts from their project, and would not need to fund a complete overhaul of a highway interchange, which would be prohibitively costly.

Costco representatives indicated in the Stakeholder meetings that in the El Dorado Hills customer target area of their study, there are approximately 40,000 current Costco members. The El Dorado Hills location is supported by their internally defined demographic metrics – over 40,000 residents in El Dorado Hills, nearly 15,000 in Cameron Park, upwards of 5,000 in Shingle Springs, 2,500 in Rescue, and 11,000 new homes planned in the Folsom Ranch development south of HWY50 (over 20,000 new residents in the next 20-25 years) on the future White Rock Rd Capitol Southeast Connector, which will terminate at the Silva Valley Pkwy/HWY 50 interchange. Locations further east in El Dorado County, such as Placerville, with only 10,000 residents, lack the population to provide an adequate customer base to support developing a new Costco store location.

The next steps in the proposed project will be the President of Costco visiting the El Dorado Hills site later in March/early April. If the President of Costco makes the determination that the site fits their defined needs, along with the market demographics, they could decide as early as April 2019 to proceed with the project. If they do, it is expected to take 18 – 24 months to gain environmental approvals and permitting, along with a full Environmental Impact Report and the resultant traffic study. If the project gains these approvals, it is estimated that it would take another 12 months to begin and complete construction. As the approvals process and construction timeline would take at best a minimum of three years, the earliest possible opening date would be in 2022.

If the project proceeds, El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee members will be studying the project over the next several years, evaluating the Draft Environmental Impact Report when it is released, and making recommendations on the project, and any proposed mitigation. Representatives from Costco have already proposed keeping close communication with EDH APAC, and have agreed to conduct public outreach via EDH APAC and other community agencies and organizations, to educate residents on their progress, and to get community feedback, to help improve the project. Costco representatives have indicated their willingness to present their project at EDH APAC meetings during the approvals process, and to foster and maintain an open dialog as the project proceeds.

A second Costco store was recently completed in Elk Grove CA. While the City of Elk Grove is a much more urban, and higher density area than anyplace in El Dorado County, some elements of that project involved its placement in proximity to both a highway and residential neighborhoods, and the steps required to mitigate those impacts. The project was proposed in 2015, and completed in September 2018.

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New Supporting Documents Added to CUP18-0006 El Dorado Disposal Recycling Facility In El Dorado Hills

Nine new supporting documents have been added to the eTRAKiT file for the proposed Conditional Use Permit for El Dorado Disposal to operate a  temporary debris and green waste processing facility.

The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 117-020-08 and 117-020-09, consists of 97 acres, and is located on the end of Wetsel/Oviatt Road  approximately 1.4 miles west of the intersection with Latrobe Road, in the El Dorado Hills area. This will function as a temporary sorting location for the existing Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Throwita Way in Placeville/Diamond Springs while the existing MRF is reconfigured and soil contamination is corrected over a proposed three year period.

The Throwita Way MRF will continue to be used for serving the public. Materials from the MRF will be transported by El Dorado Disposal vehicles to the Wetsel/Oviatt Road temporary facility for sorting. From there the sorted materials will enter the existing El Dorado Disposal waste streams. There will be no public access at the Wetsel/Oviatt Road temporary facility, and no access from other commercial or municipal waste handlers.

The EDHAPAC CUP18-0006 Project Document(s) Page is HERE
From the October 4, 2018 Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Staff Report Exhibit H (CUP18-0006)
*(Page 33/44) –

Ditches and berms exist on‐site that direct some run‐on stormwater around the site and into an existing stormwater basin. Minor grading and culvert installation would occur to create drainage
swales to route all stormwater run‐on around the facility and stormwater runoff into a proposed stormwater basin. Minor grading would also occur to construct a level pad for the C&D sorting line.
Overall, temporary site construction activity would consist of minor grading to construct a level pad and drainage swales, excavating a stormwater detention basin, construction of a temporary concrete pad, installation of temporary trailer/office, portable toilets, and temporary power, and paving portions of the site. Construction activity is expected to last 20 working days. The temporary site would require approximately 700 cy of soil fill and 3,000 cy of soil cut. The excess soil quantities would be stockpiled on‐site. Construction of the temporary site is expected to take approximately 20 workdays.

Temporary Off‐site Facility—Trip Generation
C&D debris and green/wood waste delivered to the MRF by the public would be transferred to this site. The temporary site would utilize existing access provided by Wetsel‐Oviatt Road. No paving or other improvements to this road are planned. Franchise greenwaste truckloads (route trucks) and separated C&D debris commercial truckloads would be diverted from the MRF and delivered directly to the site. Based on information provided by the Draft Joint Technical Document Containing Facility Plan for C&D Recycling Operations Plan for Green/Wood Waste Processing by Lawrence & Associates (Appendix I), it is anticipated that the temporary site would incur an average of 55 daily two‐way traffic trips. Of these, approximately 49 trips are trips diverted from the existing site to the temporary site. Of these diverted trips, approximately 29 trips would consist of greenwaste and C&D waste truck trips and the remaining 20 trips would consist of employee and visitor trips. The remaining 6 two‐way trips would be new and consist of maintenance and fueling truck trips and water truck trips. The greenwaste and C&D waste truck trips consist of set routes to the MRF facility. As a result of the diversion of the truck trips to the temporary site, some greenwaste and C&D waste truck trip routes would result in a reduction in total vehicle miles traveled (VMT), while other trip routes would result in an increase in total VMT. Based on information provided by the applicant, the net increase of total VMT for the diverted truck trips would result in an additional 1,504 miles per year. The new maintenance and fueling truck trip lengths are based on the Draft Joint Technical Document Containing Facility Plan for C&D Recycling Operations Plan for Green/Wood Waste Processing by Lawrence & Associates (Appendix I). The total trip lengths for employees and visitors are based on the CalEEMod default trip lengths for general industrial projects.

1.5 ‐ Required Discretionary Approvals
The proposed project would require the following discretionary approvals:
 Conditional Use Permit Update (Existing Site)—El Dorado County
 Conditional Use Permit (Temporary Site)—El Dorado County
 Extension of sewer facilities—El Dorado Irrigation District
 Right‐of‐Way Abandonment—El Dorado County Department of Transportation

As previously indicated, the MRF operates under an existing special use permit. Because this project is primarily a renovation of existing operations, the existing special use permit would be revised via an updated Conditional Use Permit. As part of the revision, the total allowable daily tonnage would no longer be split up into waste types, but instead simplified to 700 tpd maximum. This maximum tpd is consistent with the existing permit, but allows for more flexibility in the amount of each waste type received. Actual waste processed at the site is not expected to change as a result of the renovation or update to the Special Use Permit.

County Announced Zoning Ordinance Minor Update

El Dorado County has announced the recently updated the Zoning Ordinance (Title 130 of the County Ordinance Code) with minor amendments. Most of the changes were correcting minor
formatting errors and typos to ensure internal consistency between the Articles contained within the Zoning Ordinance. The amendment also included 11 parcel specific rezones to several properties which were identified as having a documented mapping error.

In addition to formatting corrections, outdoor entertainment uses are now allowed with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit in the Commercial Main Street (CM) zone; personal service uses are allowed either by right or with the granting of a Conditional Use Permit in the Professional Office (CPO) zone; and winery production is allowed with the granting of a Conditional Use Permit in the Commercial Main Street (CM) zone.

The adopted ordinance is posted on the County website at:

Read the full press release:

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August 2018: Eleven Updated El Dorado Hills Development Projects

A review of project documents available on El Dorado County’s TRAKiT online project/permit tracking system indicates eleven projects with updated documents and or event dates for review or public hearings.

PD-R18-0003 Sienna Ridge Revision PD07-0008R

Sienna Ridge Retail Center – sign package modification

TM-F18-0010 Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 1 TM06-1428

Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 1 – 178 single-family residential lots, 8 lettered lots, and 1 large lot

TM-F18-0011 Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 2 TM06-1428

Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 2 – 143 single-family residential lots and 4 lettered lots

P18-0005 White Rock Village

One single-family detached parcel and three open space parcels

P18-0007 CSS Properties Parcel Map

4921 & 4925 Robert J. Mathews Parkway. Proposed division of an existing parcel into two (2) new parcels

P18-0008 CSS Properties Parcel Map

4980 & 4990 Hillsdale Circle. Proposed division of an existing parcel into two (2) new parcels

P18-0010 1165 Investment Boulevard

5130, 5140 & 5160 Robert J. Mathews Parkway. Proposed division of an existing parcel into four (4) new parcels

Sandstone Business Park PROJ18-0002 Z18-0005 PD18-0004 P18-0009

Create 3 lots, ranging in size from 5000sf to 6000sf

TUP18-0014 Oakmont Temporary Marketing Trailer

Temporary Information Trailer to answer questions regarding the units and amenities within a new senior living facility while it is being built at 2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills

Quantum Care Place CUP18-0005

64,444 square foot senior assisted living facility on 4.11 acres of CC-OS zoned parcel. Public Hearing September 27, 2018

TM-E-18-0001 Serrano Village C2

Planned Development Permit for proposed 50 lot subdivision. Public Hearing September 27, 2018

Nine EDH Project Documents Updated

El Dorado County has switched away from the legacy Project Status pages ( here and here ) for tracking project documents (not on the Legistar Calendar, for agency actions), to a new online permit tracking website. The old Project Status search pages would allow a user to select a specific area: El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Rescue, etc -or a Supervisor District. It would also allow users to search for specific types of documents:  Design Review, General Plan Amendment, Parcel Map, Rezone – or even ALL documents types

Then it would generate a search result listing of all projects that matched:

The new site eTrackiT has been difficult to navigate, as users cannot just select an area, and type of project files they want to search for, as they previously did on the legacy Project Status pages. A user looking for project information almost has to know one of the following:

  1. Project Name: This has to exactly match the project name that the County enters into the system – the more commonly known public marketing name may not generate a result
  2. Description: Must match what County staff have entered into the tracking system
  3. Developer Name: Must match what Staff have entered into the tracking system. Developers frequently use different legal names, for different projects
  4. Project Number: Users must know the project number to find the project – these are not commonly found by the public. The County has also modified project numbering to accommodate the new system
  5. APN Number: Users must know the Assessor’s parcel number for the project

It is possible to generate a search result list, if the user enters the beginning of a document number – such as PD (planned development), TM (tentative subdivision map) , Z (zoning), etc. But this will generate results from all areas of the County.

EDH APAC has recently added nine new project details to project document pages for El Dorado Hills area projects found in eTRAKiT. These are:

Hawk View TM00-1371-F-Unit1 TM-F18-0004 TM-F18-0005

Serrano Village M2 and M3 Time Extension TM01-1381R TM-E18-0002

Serrano Village C2 TM08-1465-E TM-E18-0001

Serrano Village K5 Phase 2 TM-F18-0003 TM10-1496-R

Promontory Village 7 Large Lot Final TM-F18-0006

Serrano M3 Unit 1 Final TM-F18-0007 TM01-1381-R-5

Serrano J6 Final TM-F18-0008 TM13-1511

Serrano J6 Unit 3 Final TM-F18-0009 TM13-1511-F2

Serrano J7 TM18-1536 PD18-0005

El Dorado County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Community Open House – Summary

AIM Consulting has released a summary of the results from public comments generated at the May 17, 2018 Community open house for the El Dorado County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center Study,  sponsored by the El Dorado County Transportation Commission and El Dorado Transit. This study is envisioned to find a replacement for the existing El Dorado Transit Park and Ride facility at White Rock Rd and Post St in Town Center (behind the Big O Tires store).

The current facility is maxed out (167 parking spaces). The concept is to provide a more capable facility, to handle more parking spaces and to provide additional services to draw more commute riders into El Dorado Transit Commuter buses into Sacramento and Folsom, and to get more cars off of HWY50. The focus is for  transportation between El Dorado Hills & Sacramento County. Options are being explored to make the facility more ‘walkable’ and ‘bikeable’ as well as amenities like electric charging stations for hybrid and full electric vehicles, access for school buses from school districts, bike lockers, a rideshare drop off lane (Uber/Lyft) and other potential concepts like shops and a cafe. Potential for parking El Dorado Transit vehicles on site is also desired.

Potential sites for the new facility have been located in and around White Rock Rd and Latrobe Rd – the facility needs to be near HWY50 to minimize the time spent getting on and off the highway.

From the summary:

Next Steps
Over the summer, the project team will develop a plan for the new El Dorado Hills transit center. In the fall, the project team will host a second public workshop to explore proposed transit center options. The project team will present a recommended plan to the public and the EDCTC Board at the end of the year.

The full study summary is here in PDF Format.

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DR08-0003-R Saratoga Retail Drive-Thru Modified Project

The project applicants for DR08-0003-R are exploring a revised configuration of their project that was denied by the El Dorado County Planning Commission in February 2018.

The previous project was seeking a design review: adding a third building, but reducing overall square footage of the commercial space. Two buildings were proposed to be fast food drive-thru restaurants, and a third building that would be a non-food retail space.

The revised proposal is to eliminate one of the fast food buildings, and returning to the previously approved two building configuration, again with reduced square footage. One building is proposed to be a fast food drive-thru, the second building will be a non-food retail space. By removing the third building the applicant suggests that they would be able to accommodate RV parking.

The applicant is conducting a public outreach meeting with El Dorado Hills residents on June 26, 2018, at 6:00PM at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills Town Center.

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EDH Fire Department New El Dorado Hills Development Projects List

At the January 18, 2018 El Dorado Hills County Water District (EDH Fire Department) Board of Directors meeting, El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Fire Marshal, Marshall Cox, provided a comprehensive list of current and proposed development projects in El Dorado Hills, and the immediate surrounding communities where the EDH Fire Department provides service, for the Board’s review.

Many residents are not aware that every project proposed in El Dorado Hills is reviewed by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department prior to moving through the approvals process. The Fire Department ensures that all projects are in compliance with fire codes – things like road widths, and building access and heights – to make sure that new projects can be served by EDH FD equipment, and that adequate water supply and fire hydrants are available to serve the project, and the project area, as well as many other criteria. The EDH FD doesn’t make recommendations about projects like the County Planning Services Dept, the Planning Commission, or the County Board of Supervisors (should it be built, should it be modified, is it an appropriate land use, is zoning correct, etc), they simply make sure that a project is in compliance with the fire code, and that the EDH FD has the resources to provide service to the project.

There are many projects on the list that residents my not be aware of, some new, as well as some that may have been forgotten (there are several older projects on the list), such as the Hampton Inn & Suites/Serrano on Saratoga and Arrowhead (which is now known as Sartoga Commercial), or “Town Center ACE Hardware” which currently has no available public information. Additionally, the EDH Fire Department does not monitor road improvement plans, like the new Country Club Dr realignment to Bass Lake Rd, so there are no road projects on the list.
A great aspect of this list is that it provides basic information for all the projects impacting El Dorado Hills in one document – as anyone who has tried to research projects on the El Dorado County website could tell you, there are multiple locations for project documents:

With all of these document locations, finding all the available information for any particular project can be overwhelming.

EDH FD Fire Marshal, Marshall Cox was kind enough to provide EDH APAC with an updated copy of the EDH FD New Development Report. APAC volunteers would like to thank Fire Marshal Cox, as well as the EDH Fire Department, for sharing this list, and for their commitment to helping to keep existing and new projects in El Dorado Hills as safe as possible.

Review the complete list in a single PDF document HERE

Here are some snapshots of the individual pages:
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Carson Creek Specific Plan Rezone Requested For New Age Restricted Community

El Dorado County received an application packet date stamped for November 15 2017 requesting a Rezone of part of the existing Carson Creek Specific Plan. The rezone requests seeks to remove a Research and Development Category, as well as an Industrial Category from the the 1994 Carson Creek Specific Plan (approved March 4, 1997). The original Carson Creek Specific Plan provided for 1700 age restricted residential units (ARUs). The project proposes two access points on Latrobe Road, one of which would be provided by a new road, and would provide access to a previously

From the application packet:

The Carson Creek Specific Plan (SP94-02) was approved on March 4, 1997 with a Development Agreement. The Specific Plan is encompassed within 71O acres of land generally located west of the El Dorado Hills Business Park and south of Golden Foothills Parkway. On September 27, 1999, the Board of Supervisors approved Amendments to the Specific Plan that includes a maximum of 1,700 Age-Restricted Residential Units (ARUs) and a Development Agreement. Exhibit B (land Use Plan) included 34.4 acres of R&D and 59.7 acres of Industrial. The actual resultant acreages are currently 33.3± acres and 57 .0± acres respectively after Lennar Homes of Northern California, Inc. obtained a permit from the ACOE SPK-1992-00105 (the permit). The permit conditions nominally expanded the Open Space and reduced the R&D and Industrial acreage as shown. Subsequent project approvals included the Euer Ranch 460 ARU~_(TM96-1317 and TM04-1389), Carson Creek Unit 1 285 ARUs (TM04-1391R), Carson Creek Unit 2, 630 ARUs 111 (TM06-1428R), and Carson Creek Unit 3 140 AR Us (TM14-1519). The ARU sum total is 1,515 ARUs. The total number of potential remaining allowable ARUs under the current approvals is 185 ARUs notwithstanding the “Accompanying Consideration” enumerated below. None of the R&D or Industrial has been developed to date.

Pre-Application and Conceptual Review
Policy J-6 established criteria for initiation of a Specific Plan Amendment {SPA)
Project Description
Amend Land Use Plan
1. Delete {RD) Research and Development Category
2. Delete (I) Industrial Category
3. Add 3.1± acres additional (CC) Community Center
4. Add 1.7± acres (LC} Local Convenience Commercial
5. Add 84. 1 ± acres New Residential Village 11
6. An increase the Open Space (OS) from 12.6± acres to 13.5 acres±
7. No change to the 30 Acre Park
Total SPA Area= 132.4± acres

The proposed project would be an Age-Restricted Community and would have two accesses on to Latrobe Road; full time access on to Investment Boulevard and secondary access through the DST property on a new roadway that will intersect with the Latrobe Road. The new roadway will provide access to the 30 acre park site in addition to the proposed age-restricted community. The project would include 415 Age-Restricted Units (AR Us), a 3.1 ± acre Community Center, and 1.7± acres of Local Convenience Commercial. It would be served by the El Dorado Irrigation District. Onsite roads are gated and privately maintained not withstanding a short extension of Investment Blvd; this is to be publicly maintained. The 30 acre Regional Park and related policy remains unchanged notwithstanding conditions of the ACOE SPK-1992-00105 (the permit}. Based on the Carson Creek development pattern and high demand that has occurred over the past 14 years coupled with a demonstrated lack of demand for RD and I uses a Specific Plan amendment request is warranted.

Further, the project applicants are seeking a 20% “Density Bonus” which would allow for up to an additional 340 units, for a total of 2040 ARUs. Also from the application packet:

The project will be constructed as an age-restricted community meeting the definition of a “senior citizen housing developmenr under California Civil Code Sections 51.3 and 51.2. Therefore, Applicant is entitled to a twenty percent density bonus pursuant to the state Density Bonus Law (California
Government Code Section 65915) and the El Dorado County Code (Section 130.31.010 et seq). Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65915(f)(5), the granting of such a density bonus “shall not require, or be interpreted, in and of itself, to require a general plan amendment.. … zoning change, or other discretionary approval.” Therefore Applicant is entitled to the following:

1,700 (units assigned under the Specific Plan) X 1.20 (amount of bonus) = 2,040 Available Units after the Density Bonus
Specific Plan= 1,700 units
20% Density Bonus = 340 units
1,700 units+ 340 bonus units= 2,040 units

Project documents will be linked at the EDH APAC PA 17-0004 CCSP Age Restricted Community Rezone Project Document Page


Planning Commission To Hold Hearings on THREE El Dorado Hills Projects Dec 14 2017

The El Dorado County Planning Commission has scheduled to hold hearings on three significant projects impacting El Dorado Hills, on December 14 2017, starting at 8:30AM in Placerville. The order of the hearings has not been determined. Public Comment NEEDS TO BE RECEIVED no later than December 13 2017.

Event details HERE

El Dorado Hills Apartments at Town Center East APAC FILES HERE
The project applicant is seeking four distinct entitlements:
(1) General Plan Amendment adding a new policy under Objective 2.2.6 (Site Specific Policy Section) increasing the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units/acre to a maximum of 47 dwelling units/acre for the 4.565-acre site within the Town Center East Planned Development area identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 121-290-61, and 121-290-62;
(2) El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Amendment incorporating multifamily residential use, density, and related standards for the apartment project. The project site would be designated as “Urban Infill Residential” within the Village T area of the El Dorado Hills Specific Plan;
(3) Rezone of project site from General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) to  multifamily Residential-Planned Development (RM-PD) and revisions to the Multifamily Residential zone district development standards applicable to the proposed 214-unit apartment complex; and
(4) Revisions to the approved Town Center East Development Plan incorporating multifamily residential use, density, and related design and development standards for the proposed 214-unit apartment complex within Planning Area 2 of the Town Center East Development Plan.
The proposed apartment complex would be contained in two 4-story, 60-foot-tall buildings and a 5-level, 60-foot-tall parking garage and other on-site amenities. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 121-290-61, and 121-290-62, consisting of 4.56 acres, is located on the northwest corner of Town Center Blvd. and Vine Street, within the Town Center East Planned Commercial Center, in the El Dorado Hills area, Supervisorial District 1. (County Planner: Mel Pabalinas) (Environmental Impact Report prepared, State Clearinghouse No. 201704217)

EDH APAC voted 7-0 non-support for this project in August 2017

Public comments can be submitted on the project by December 13, 2017
Address public comments to :
County Planner Mel Pabalinas [ ]
Please be certain to cc:
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ ]


Saratoga Retail (previously The Shops at El Dorado Hills) APAC FILES HERE
The Planning Commission is considering an application for a Design Review Revision- to add one building and reduce square footage by 6,907 square feet from Design Review DR08-0003/The Shops at El Dorado Hills, that was originally approved by the Planning Commission in 2009 with 3 buildings totaling 30,628 square feet. Phase 1 has been constructed as a Walgreens (13,263 square feet). Phase 2 is proposed to be 3 buildings totaling 10,458 square feet consisting of: one 2,800 square foot restaurant with a drive-thru lane; one 3,000 square foot retail commercial building; and one 4,658 square foot restaurant with a drive-thru lane. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 120-690-07 and 120-690-08, consisting of 1.71 acres, is located on the west side of El Dorado Hills Boulevard, south of the intersection with Saratoga Way, in the El Dorado Hills area, Supervisorial District 1. (County Planner: Efren Sanchez) (Negative Declaration prepared)*

*This is a notice of intent to adopt the negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration that has been prepared for this project and which may be reviewed and/or obtained in the County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667, during normal business hours or online at A negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration is a document filed to satisfy CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act). This document states that there are no significant environmental effects resulting from the project, or that conditions have been proposed which would mitigate or reduce potential negative effects to an insignificant level.

EDH APAC sent this letter to El Dorado County Community Development Agency / Development Services Department, Planning Division on August 31 2017 – no response has been received.

November 9 2017 Proposed Negative Declaration and Initial Study DR08-0003-R (506 pages)

Public comments can be submitted on the project by December 13, 2017
Address public comments to :
County Planner Efren Sanchez [ ]
Please be certain to cc:
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ ]


El Dorado Hills Memory Care (The Pavilions) APAC FILES HERE
The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider Planned Development PD16-0003/El Dorado Hills Memory Care (The Pavilions) submitted by FAMILY REAL PROPERTY for a Planned Development permit to allow the construction and operation of a 64-bed, single-story, 38,784 square-foot memory care facility. The project includes a maximum of 42 parking stalls (including 12 reserve stalls), landscaping, and three monument signs. The facility will be accessed from Francisco Drive and Cambria Way. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Number 124-140-33, consisting of 6.85 acres, is located on the southwest corner of Green Valley Road and Francisco Drive, in the El Dorado Hills area, Supervisorial District 1. (County Planner: Mel Pabalinas) (Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared)*
The draft mitigated negative declaration for the PD16-0003 project addresses environmental issues including Aesthetic/Visual, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Geologic/Seismic, Noise, Public Services/Facilities, Traffic/Circulation, Vegetation, Water Quality, Wetland/Riparian, and Land Use. No hazardous waste sites are located within the vicinity of the project. Mitigation has been identified which would reduce potentially significant impacts to a level of insignificance.

*This is a notice of intent to adopt the negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration that has been prepared for this project and which may be reviewed and/or obtained in the County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667, during normal business hours or online at A negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration is a document filed to satisfy CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act). This document states that there are no significant environmental effects resulting from the project, or that conditions have been proposed which would mitigate or reduce potential negative effects to an insignificant level. The public review period for the negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration set forth in CEQA for this project is thirty days, beginning November 14, 2017, and ending December 13, 2017.

Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_PD16-0003
Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Attachments A-O_PD16-0003
Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Attachments P-S_PD16-0003
Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Attachment T_PD16-0003

Public comments can be submitted on the project by December 13, 2017
Address public comments to :
County Planner Mel Pabalinas [ ]
Please be certain to cc:
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ ]