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El Dorado Hills APAC November Meeting Video Posted Online

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has posted the video recording of the November 13, 2019 Meeting online.

Single Topic Meeting

The November 13, 2019 meeting was focused on the proposed Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan. A review of the plan, and it’s latest changes was provided by representatives from Serrano Associates, including Director of Government Affairs Kirk Bone, and Principal Planner Andrea Howard. Addressing the project’s traffic impacts and mitigation was Senior Associate David Robinson of Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants.

The CEDHSP presentation at APAC was made in advance of the first of four hearings before the County of El Dorado Planning Commission. The first hearing being held November 14th in Placerville, CA. The second hearing is scheduled for December 12th in Placerville, CA at 8:30AM. The third hearing will be held in El Dorado Hills, in the evening, in January 2020, at a time and place to be determined. The fourth and final hearing before the Planning Commission will be held in January-February in Placerville, CA, in the Planning Commission Building C Hearing Room, at a date to be determined.

The meeting presentation materials/slides

El Dorado Hills APAC March Meeting Minutes and Video Online

The minutes of the El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee March 13, 2019 minutes are now available online.

Additionally, the presentation slides used for the March 2019 meeting can be viewed here.

A video recording of the meeting is available on our EDH APAC YouTube Channel. The recording has been embedded here in this update post as well.

Due to the configuration of our meeting room, recorded volumes are very low, so for better playback, make sure that the YouTube player’s audio is at 100%, and then adjust the listening volume of your playback device accordingly.

El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee would like to thank the Bridlewood Canyon HOA, and HOA Board Member Ron Cassity, for their generous hospitality in hosting our March 2019 meeting.

Our next El Dorado Hills APAC meeting will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00PM in our usual meeting location, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Norm Rowett Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills CA, 95762.

Signup for the El Dorado Hills APAC email list to get the April 2019 meeting agenda as soon as it is available in early April.

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.

El Dorado Hills APAC February Meeting Minutes and Video Online

The minutes of the El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee February 13, 2019 minutes are now available online.

Additionally, the presentation slides used for the meeting can be viewed here.

A video recording of the meeting is available on our EDH APAC YouTube Channel. The recording has been embedded here in this update post as well.

Due to the configuration of our meeting room, recorded volumes are very low, so for better playback, make sure that the YouTube player’s audio is at 100%, and then adjust the listening volume of your playback device accordingly.

Our next El Dorado Hills APAC meeting will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00PM in a different location, the Bridlewood Canyon HOA Clubhouse at 3550 Devon Way, El Dorado Hills CA, 95762. A one-day gate code will be issued to attendees. Signup for the El Dorado Hills APAC email list to get the March 2019 meeting agenda and gate code as soon as it is available in early March.

El Dorado Hills APAC Adds Video Recordings Of Monthly Meetings

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has started recording monthly APAC meetings.

Since EDH APAC operates without any funding from the County, APAC volunteers have begun recording meetings with a volunteer supplied MEVO camera that allows volunteers to use a single camera to record multiple angles of APAC meetings. One drawback of this configuration is that the audio recording is reliant on the single microphone built into the camera, so playback levels once posted to YouTube are low – if users turn up the volume on their playback devices most of the meeting discussion can be heard.

APAC volunteers are still working on finding the best angles, and configuration of the camera, as video recordings of meetings continue. We hope that we’ll have the very best recording possible for El Dorado Hills residents to check in on our monthly APAC meetings. In the future, we’ll test live streaming the meetings on YouTube. Live streaming will be limited by the available bandwidth of the meeting venues.

EDH APAC meeting recordings will be posted on the new Recorded Meetings page here on the EDH APAC website. Residents can also subscribe to our new EDH APAC YouTube Page

El Dorado Hills APAC Honored As El Dorado County District 1 Volunteer Of 2018

At the beginning of 2018, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors identified 2018 as “The Year Of The Volunteer”.

At the December 4, 2018 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board had an agenda item that sought to recognize Volunteers of the Year in each of the five supervisorial districts. The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee was selected as El Dorado County District 1 Volunteer of 2018.

Present at the Board of Superviors meeting in Placerville to accept the certificate from District 1 Supervisor John Hidahl on behalf of EDH APAC, was 2019 EDH APAC Chair John Davey.

In light of the numerous individual volunteers and volunteer groups, doing so much important work in El Dorado Hills, the El Dorado Hills APAC is honored to be the recipient of this significant recognition.  We are thrilled to be included with the other Supervisorial district Volunteers of 2018:

District II: Mary Tran
District III: Kurt Mikkola
District IV: Sol Nisbet
District V: Jeanne Harper

 

 

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

EDH APAC Members Offer Vote of Non-Support For DR-R18-0001 Saratoga Retail Phase 2

*****UPDATED AUGUST 18 2018*****

El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee voting members have offered a vote of Non-Support for the DR-R18-0001 Saratoga Retail Phase 2 project.

After hearing the project update presentation from the project applicants at the August 8, 2018 EDH APAC meeting, the EDH APAC Executive Board elected to delay a vote regarding support of the project until El Dorado County Staff report and other project findings, released only days before, could be thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed. After voting members reviewed several hundred pages of documents and exhibits, including the archived documents from the original 2009 DR09-0003, and the 2017 revised DR-09-0003-R, a vote was conducted among members via e-mail.

The final result was a vote of Non-Support 6-0

EDH APAC will be providing a detailed letter to the Clerk of the Planning Commission by Thursday August 16, 2018 detailing EDH APAC member concerns, questions, and conclusions in regards to the vote of non-support. The letter will be added to the project document page HERE

UPDATED AUGUST 18 2018: EDH APAC Letter of Non-Support

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has submitted the following letter of Non-Support for DR-R18-0001 to The County of El Dorado Planning Commission

EDH APAC August 2018 Meeting Presentation Materials And Meeting Minutes

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has posted the minutes of the August 8, 2018 meeting, and presentation materials online.

The meeting featured guest speaker El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Alan Day, discussing the EID Study underway to evaluate the merits of divesting the El Dorado Hills Service area from the District, or alternately,  establishing cost areas.

The meeting also heard from the applicants for the proposed Saratoga Retail Phase 2 DR-R18-0001 project consisting of 2 additional buildings with reduced square footage from the previously approved project, but adding a drive-thru fast food element.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Presentation Slides

EDH APAC July 2018 Meeting Presentation Materials

Please Note: Due to equipment issues at the beginning of the July 11, 2018 meeting, the presentation slides were not available.

EDH APAC Board Presentation Slides used in the July 11, 2018 El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee Meeting

 

Presentation Materials regarding the proposed Iron Horse High School Concept kindly provided by El Dorado Hills resident Steve Ferry