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Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan: NEW Planning Commission Hearing Schedule – One Hearing To Be Held IN El Dorado Hills

Two new hearings added to previously announced November and December Hearings

The El Dorado Hills APAC has been notified by the County of El Dorado Planning Department of two new hearings to be scheduled regarding the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project for the proposed Serrano Westside (Old Executive Golf Course) and the Pedregal (west of El Dorado Hills Blvd at Wilson Way) planning areas. The new third and fourth hearings will be scheduled for January 2020. The first January 2020 Planning Commission Hearing will be held IN El Dorado Hills, in the evening, allowing the opportunity for more El Dorado Hills residents to contribute to the process.

From the the Planning Department update:

During today’s agenda review meeting with Planning Commission Chair Gary Miller, Dave Livingston, and Tiffany Schmid, the following Planning Commission hearing schedule was determined for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project.  This will allow several opportunities for public testimony and also comply with the Board’s direction on November 5th to hold a Special Meeting in January 2020 in El Dorado Hills during the evening. 

**Public Testimony will be taken at the November, December and January (Special Meeting) hearings and then closed for Planning Commission deliberation and action at the final hearing in January/February 2020.  
Hearing #1 – November 14, 2019 Regular Planning Commission Meeting (Building C Hearing Room)(meeting to be continued to December 12, 2019)

Hearing #2 – December 12, 2019 Regular Planning Commission Meeting (Building C Hearing Room) (meeting to be continued to Special Meeting in January 2020 in El Dorado Hills-evening)

Hearing #3 – January 2020 Special Planning Commission Evening Meeting – El Dorado Hills (TBD)(meeting to be continued to Regular Meeting in January/February 2020)

Hearing #4 – January/February 2020 Regular Planning Commission Meeting (Building C Hearing Room)

Wednesday November 13th 7PM EDH APAC Meeting -Serrano Associates Presentation

The El Dorado Hills APAC Wednesday November 13th 7PM meeting be focused on an overview and recent changes to the proposed Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan in a presentation by representatives of Serrano Associates.

This is an opportunity for El Dorado Hills residents to learn about the proposed project, and a question and answer session will follow the presentation. Keep in mind – El Dorado Hills APAC has no land use authority, and only provides resident feedback on proposed development projects to the Applicant, the County Planning Department, the Planning Commission, and to the Board of Supervisors. We will be conducting a respectful discussion with the project applicant, who is under no obligation to appear at our EDH APAC meeting. We appreciate the applicant’s effort in providing a review and discussion of their proposed project.

The EDH APAC page for CEDHSP documents and details can be found HERE

Draft Development Agreement

County Planning Commission Holds CEQA Workshop

At the February 28, 2019 El Dorado County Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission held a workshop regarding the California Environmental Quality Act presented by Pat Angell, Senior Director of Ascent Environmental, Inc .

The workshop was wide ranging, and covered many example topics, and questions from the Commissioners. An audio recording of the Planning Commission meeting can be reviewed HERE.

The Presentation Slides from the workshop can be viewed on this post, or downloaded from the link below.

Notice Of Public Hearing Serrano Village J Lot H April 12, 2018

The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Building C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667 on April 12, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., to consider Tentative Subdivision Map TM14-1524/Planned Development PD14-0008/Serrano Village J Lot H submitted by SERRANO ASSOCIATES, LLC to request the following: 1) Serrano Village J-Lot H Tentative Subdivision Map consisting of 41 single-family detached residential lots ranging from 7,200 to 17,077 square feet in size, two landscape lots, one open space lot, and a 12.53 acre-lot for a future recreational park. This map replaces the approved 83-unit tentative map approved under TM10-1498; 2) Development Plan for the Serrano Village J-Lot H Tentative Subdivision Map with modifications to applicable residential development standards in the Zoning Ordinance. This Development Plan replaces the previously approved Development Plan under PD10-0003; and 3) Design Waiver of El Dorado County Design and Improvement Standard Manual (DISM) standards: Modification of subdivision road improvement Standard Plan 101 B: A) Reduction of right-of-way width from 50 feet to 38 feet, reduction; B) Construction of 4-foot wide sidewalk along one side of the residential road instead of 6 foot sidewalks on both sides; and C) Construction of modified rolled curb and gutter instead of vertical curb. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 123-370-01, 123-370-03, and 123-280-10, consisting of 25.27 acres, is located approximately 1½ miles north of Highway 50 along Bass Lake Road, at the intersection with Serrano Parkway, in the El Dorado Hills area, Supervisorial District 1. (County Planner: Mel Pabalinas) (Statutory Exemption pursuant to Section 15182 of the CEQA Guidelines)**

TM14-1524 Village J Lot H Project Documents Page

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors February 13 El Dorado Hills Apartments Hearing

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will conduct a hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission for approval for the El Dorado Hills Apartments project A16-0001 on Tuesday February 13, 2018  tentatively scheduled for 1:00PM in the Supervisors Meeting room at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA.

The Project seeks to gain four entitlements that will permit the project to move forward with two 4-story apartment buildings comprised of 214 apartment units, and one 5-story parking garage at the corner of Town Center Blvd and Vine Street. The property is currently zoned for commercial development.

The four project entitlements are:

  1. General Plan Amendment adding a new Policy (Policy 2.2.6.6) under Objective 2.2.6 (Site Specific Policy Section) to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per acre to a maximum of 47 dwelling units per acre specifically for the 4.565-acre project site within the TCE Planned Development area identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 61, and 62.
  2. El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Amendment incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related standards for the project site. The project site would be designated as “Urban Infill Residential” within the Village T area of the EDHSP Plan.
  3. Rezoning of the project site from General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) to Multi-Family Residential-Planned Development (RM-PD) and revisions to the RM-zone district development standards applicable to the proposed 214-unit apartment project
  4. Revision to the approved Town Center East Development Plan incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related design and development standards for the proposed 214-unit apartment project within Planning Area 2 of the TCE Plan area.

EDH APAC formed a subcommittee to research and review the project. The subcommittee report, which recommended non-support of the project as proposed, can be seen HERE. At the August 9, 2017 APAC meeting, Project applicants generously took time to make a presentation and answer questions about the project. Following this presentation, and a review of the subcommittee report, the full APAC committee voted 7-0 to accept the subcommittee recommendation of non-support. An article in the El Dorado Hills Village Life covered details of the meeting.  Following the meeting, APAC submitted its vote of non-support, along with the detailed subcommittee report, to the El Dorado County Planning Commission, El Dorado County Planning Services Dept, and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, and offered the report as a response to the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report.  A copy of the August 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes can be found HERE

Upon the release of the Final Environmental Impact report in December 2017, EDH APAC offered additional comments to the EDC Planning Commission and EDC Planning Services Dept. concerning both environmental, and non-environmental issues not addressed by the FEIR – the full response can be read HERE.

On January 11, 2018 the El Dorado County Planning Commission reviewed the project and voted 3-2 to approve the project as proposed- with District 1 and District 4 Commissioners opposed.

  • EDH APAC members feel that the Planning Commission, as well as the Final Environmental Impact Report, didn’t adequately address the major concern – a General Plan Amendment allowing the doubling of the 24 dwelling unit per acre multi-family residential standard to 47 dwelling units per acre for this project.
  • EDH APAC members ask: if the standard exists, why is it reasonable to grant an amendment to double it?
  • What benefit does it generate to the County, and more pointedly to El Dorado Hills? EDH APAC members see this as no minor variance.
  • APAC members don’t see the benefit to the County or El Dorado Hills. The sole benefit is that the project applicant will get to build their project.
  • EDH APAC members ask: Is this justification enough to amend the General Plan? EDH APAC members feel that the General Plan is a tool that exists to benefit El Dorado County residents, not as a tool to benefit a single development project, at the expense of residents.

As to the merits of the debate if it is better to allow the project site to stay vacant, or to move forward with this current project as proposed, EDH APAC members counter that the original proponents of the Village T Town Center East Planned Development sought in the early 90s to get what they wanted, and now have – a commercial center, and were rewarded with zoning to that effect. EDH APAC members suggest that the impacts of failure to develop the parcel in their development as granted by the originally requested zoning,  shouldn’t be forced to be borne by the El Dorado Hills community, or by the El Dorado County General Plan. Vacant or developed, the property has the zoning that was requested, and the ability to develop it rests with the owners, and the Town Center East Planned Development – if the project was seeking some simple, minor, modifications to develop the property, that would merit consideration – but a General Plan amendment is never minor.  EDH APAC members don’t believe it merits a General Plan amendment based on the benefits it seeks for itself, in lieu of the lack of benefit to the County, and El Dorado Hills.

Community members wishing to provide public comment or questions in support, or opposition to the project may submit those comments to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors by Monday, February 12, 2018. Comments via email should be addressed the Clerk of the Board,a s well as to all five Supervisors, to be attached to the project file at the following addresses.

Project A16-0001 El Dorado Hills Apartments
Clerk of the Board edc.cob@edcgov.us
District 1 Supervisor bosone@edcgov.us
District 2 Supervisor bostwo@edcgov.us
District 3 Supervisor bosthree@edcgov.us
District 4 Supervisor bosfour@edcgov.us
District 5 Supervisor bosfive@edcgov.us

The EDH APAC Project Document file can be found HERE

 

Planning Commission Approves Town Center Apartments, Denies Sartoga Retail Drive-Thrus

At the January 11, 2018  El Dorado County Planning Commission hearing, Commissioners approved the El Dorado Hills Apartments A16-0001 project by a 3-2 vote, and approved the findings for denial of the Saratoga Retail DR08-0003-R project.

The Saratoga Retail project, originally approved in 2009 as the Shops at El Dorado Hills as a compromise between area neighbors, El Dorado Hills residents, El Dorado County, and the developer to limit the project to a Walgreens pharmacy with a drive thru for phase one, and phase two would consist of ’boutique’ shops in two buildings, that would serve the local neighborhood, as well as El Dorado Hills, and would not be ‘tourist drawing in nature’. The applicant sought to modify phase two by reducing overall square footage of phase two, but sought to add a third building, and two drive thru fast-food restaurants.  The Planning Commission, after hearing from numerous residents in El Dorado Hills, decided to deny the project based on concerns regarding traffic/circulation, noise, aesthetics, environmental effects, and found that the project does not comply with the El Dorado County Zoning Ordinance’s parking requirements. The applicant can submit a revised project within 12 months, and additionally, has 10 days to appeal the ruling to the Board Of Supervisors.

The El Dorado Hills Apartments project was approved on a 3-2 vote, with District 1 Planning Commissioner Jon Vegna, and District 4 Planning Commissioner James Williams voting against approving the project. The project is scaled down from a previously approved project on the site (that is currently appealing litigation that stopped the project). Instead of a 250 unit complex, it has been downsized to 214 units, in two 4-story buildings, with one 5-story parking garage in the center. EDH APAC submitted a recommendation of non-support for the project primarily based on traffic impacts, land zoning/use conflicts, the loss of future sales tax  and transient occupancy tax revenues, the loss of retail/commercial space in the Town Center Planned Development, and a General Plan amendment, changing the voter approved El Dorado County General Plan standard for multi-family density from its current 24 dwelling units per acre, and essentially doubling it to 47 dwelling units per acre for this project. The project now goes to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for final approval. El Dorado County residents can still submit public comments, questions, and concerns, either supporting or opposing the project, to the Board of Supervisors. The hearing date for the project has yet to be scheduled.

EDH APAC Submits Response Comments To El Dorado Hills Apartments Project Final Environmental Impact Report

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee submitted response comments regarding the El Dorado Hills Apartments project A16-0001 to the El Dorado County Planning Commission in advance of their January 11 2018 project hearing.

Read the 12 page response letter HERE

The Project seeks to gain four entitlements that will permit the project to move forward with two 4-story apartment buildings comprised of 214 apartment units, and one 5-story parking garage at the corner of Town Center Blvd and Vine Street. The property is currently zoned for commercial development. It had previously been proposed to develop a hotel project on the site.

The four project entitlements are:

  1. General Plan Amendment adding a new Policy (Policy 2.2.6.6) under Objective 2.2.6 (Site Specific Policy Section) to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per acre to a maximum of 47 dwelling units per acre specifically for the 4.565-acre project site within the TCE Planned Development area identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 61, and 62.
  2. El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Amendment incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related standards for the project site. The project site would be designated as “Urban Infill Residential” within the Village T area of the EDHSP Plan.
  3. Rezoning of the project site from General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) to Multi-Family Residential-Planned Development (RM-PD) and revisions to the RM-zone district development standards applicable to the proposed 214-unit apartment project
  4. Revision to the approved Town Center East Development Plan incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related design and development standards for the proposed 214-unit apartment project within Planning Area 2 of the TCE Plan area.

In studying the project, EDH APAC volunteers were concerned with issues regarding the traffic impacts, loss of commercial space and associated employment opportunities, sales tax loss, transient occupancy tax loss,  non-compatible land use and conflict with the 1988 El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, and conflicts with the Voter Approved El Dorado County General Plan regarding a general plan amendment seeking to change the current multifamily residential density standard from a maximum of 24 dwelling units per acre, to 47 dwelling units per acres for this project.

El Dorado County continues to accept public comments on this project – to have public comments available to Planning Commissioners, comments should be submitted prior to January 10, 2018

Address public comments to:
County Planner Mel Pabalinas [ rommel.pabalinas@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us and the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]

Saratoga Retail Fast Food And Town Center Apartments Projects Back At Planning Commission Jan 11, 2018

The January 11 2018 meeting of the El Dorado County Planning Commission will feature the return of two El Dorado Hills Projects as separate hearings for Planning Commission approval.

The Planning Commissioners will consider Findings for denial for the Saratoga Retail project DR08-0003-R, that was conceptually denied by the Planning Commission on December 14, 2017. Commissioners will be voting to accept the Findings for Denial as presented by County Planning Staff. This project is a Design Review Revision, seeking to alter the original 2008 approved plan, by reducing over-all building square footage, and splitting the previously approved two buildings (buildings 2 and 3) into 3 buildings (buildings 2A, 2B, and 3 ) and adding two drive through fast food restaurants.

For the second El Dorado Hills project, the the Planning Commissioners will conduct a hearing to consider the El Dorado Hills Apartments project at Town Center East: A16-0001, Z16-0004, SP86-0002-R-3, PD94-0004-R-3. This project was continued from the December 14 2017 meeting at the request of the project applicant, the EDH APAC, and area residents, to allow additional time to fully review the project Final Environment Impact Report. This project is seeking approval to construct a 214 unit apartment complex, comprised of two 4-story apartment buildings, and a 5-story parking garage at the corner or Town Center Blvd and Vine Street.

The project needs to be granted four entitlements:

  1. General Plan Amendment adding a new Policy (Policy 2.2.6.6) under Objective 2.2.6 (Site Specific Policy Section) to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per acre to a maximum of 47 dwelling units per acre specifically for the 4.565-acre project site within the TCE Planned Development area identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 61, and 62.
  2. El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Amendment incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related standards for the project site. The project site would be designated as “Urban Infill Residential” within the Village T area of the EDHSP Plan.
  3. Rezoning of the project site from General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) to Multi-Family Residential-Planned Development (RM-PD) and revisions to the RM-zone district development standards applicable to the proposed 214-unit apartment project
  4. Revision to the approved Town Center East Development Plan incorporating multi-family residential use, density, and related design and development standards for the proposed 214-unit apartment project within Planning Area 2 of the TCE Plan area.

Residents can submit public comments on these projects as late Wednesday January 10, 2018

17-1316
Agenda Item 2
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department presenting Findings for Denial for the Saratoga Retail project (Design Review Revision DR08-0003-R) on property identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 120-690-07 and 120-690-08, consisting of 1.71 acres, in the El Dorado Hills area, that was conceptually denied by the Planning Commission on December 14, 2017; and staff recommending the Planning Commission take the following action: 1) Deny Design Review Revision DR08-0003-R based on the Findings for Denial as presented. (Supervisorial District 1)

Address public comments to:
County Planner Efren Sanchez [ efren.sanchez@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]

17-0846
Agenda Item 5
Hearing to consider the El Dorado Hills Apartments project (General Plan Amendment A16-0001/Rezone Z16-0004/Specific Plan Revision SP86-0002-R-3/Planned Development Revision PD94-0004-R-3) on property identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 121-290-60, 121-290-61, and 121-290-62, consisting of 4.56 acres, in the El Dorado Hills area, submitted by The Spanos Corporation; and staff recommending the Planning Commission recommend the Board of Supervisors take the following actions: 1) Certify the Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 201704217) based on the Findings presented; 2) Adopt the Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074(d), incorporated as Conditions of Approval; 3) Approve A16-0001 adding a new policy under Objective 2.2.6 (Site Specific Policy Section) in the General Plan 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

Address public comments to:
County Planner Mel Pabalinas [ rommel.pabalinas@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]

Meeting Agenda
El Dorado County Legistar Calendar Links
Event Details

EDC Planning Commission Denies DR08-0003-R Saratoga Retail, Approves Pavilions Memory Care, Continues EDH Apartments

At the December 14 2017 El Dorado County Planning Commission meeting, Planning Commissioners voted 5-0 to deny the Saratoga Retail DR08-0003-R design review project, featuring three smaller buildings, comprised of two drive through restaurants, and one unidentified commercial tenant. Citing concerns that the design review was not just a “minor modification” of the original phase 2 of the project approved in 2009, as well as traffic issues, and land use conflicting with the nearby residential neighborhoods. Meeting minutes of the hearing have yet to be posted as of Monday December 18, 2017, but the El Dorado Hills Village Life has posted the following article:

The project originally approved by the commission in 2009 includes three commercial buildings totaling 30,628 square feet. Divided into two phases, Phase I consisted of the construction of a 13,263-square-foot building now occupied by Walgreens.

On Thursday the developer was back for approval of a modified Phase 2. Instead of two more commercial buildings, the revised plans included reducing the square footage of the commercial building by 6,907 square feet and constructing two drive-thru restaurants to be occupied by Chick-fil-A and Habit Burger.

Brad LaRue, CEO of United Growth and the project developer, called the revisions a minor design modification. He told county planners there were adequate parking spots for the new uses and requested an exemption from providing RV parking spots…

LaRue reiterated he was only requesting a minor modification to the original design and that should have required a staff-level decision rather than a public hearing. At the same time he promised to build the best development possible — one that would hopefully be enjoyed by people in the future.

Seeking some kind of compromise, District 1 Commissioner John Vegna asked if LaRue would meet with the homeowners to hammer out a “win-win.” Williams also asked if the developer would consider downsizing the project.

LaRue said he didn’t want to downsize the project any more than had already been done.

After planners conceptually denied the design modification they asked staff to return to the Jan. 11 meeting with the findings of facts as to the reasons for the denial with traffic being the main sticking point. The developer has the option of appealing the decision to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors after the planners make their final decision in January.

The Planning Commission has directed County Staff to prepare findings to support their denial vote. The Project Applicant can appealing the findings to the El Dorado Count Board of Supervisors after the Commission has published their findings in January 2018.

Another project with a hearing at the same Planning Commission meeting was approved 5-0 by the Planning Commissioners. The Pavilions Memory Care project will create a 64 bed facility providing care for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Residents expressed concerns about mitigation measures for Oak Tree loss on the project, but several commentators agreed it would potentially be one of lower impact projects possible for the site.  The Village Life published an article with more details.

Also scheduled for the same Planning Commission meeting, the hearing for the El Dorado Hills Apartments at Town Center was granted a continuance until the January 11 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.

The Five hour, thirteen minute meeting is available as an audio recording on the County Legistar website. When available, meeting minutes will be posted to the APAC documents page.

 

UPDATED 12/19/2017 – The Meeting Minutes of the 12/14/17 Planning Commission Hearings have been posted online

APAC Document Files

EDH APAC, Residents, Project Applicant, Seek Extension for EDH Apartments Hearing At Planning Commission

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has asked for a continuance of the Planning Commission Hearing regarding the El Dorado Hills Apartments at Town Center East, to allow time to review the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), released to the public on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

The Notice of Public Hearing issued by El Dorado County November 13, 2017 indicated that all relevant Staff Reports and documents would be available for public review 14 days before the scheduled December 14, 2017 hearing date. The EDH APAC believes that issuing the FEIR with only 8 days for public review, as well as neglecting the Notice of Public Hearing’s promise of documents being available 14 days prior to the hearing,  wouldn’t allow adequate time for a thoughtful, thorough, review of the 210 page document, nor was it keeping in the spirit of El Dorado County’s commitment to transparency and good governance.

From APAC Chairman Tim White’s letter:

This request for rescheduling is not made with respect to the merits of the Project, but solely with respect to the scheduling of the Project for hearing on December 14, 2017. Specifically, the FEIR for this Project was not posted on the EDC Planning website until Wednesday, December 6, 2017, just 8 days before the scheduled hearing. As you know, during the review process on a project, most people only read and make comments on the DEIR during the 45 day time required by law- when a FEIR is available people typically review that document to  see how their comments were addressed by the Planning Department.

In final, 8 days to review the 200+ pages of the FEIR for the Town Center Apartments Project is an inadequate period of time- it flies in the face of transparency, in full and timely disclosure, and in good governance.

 

There were also requests from El Dorado Hills residents seeking additional time to review the document.

The Project Applicant has asked the County to defer the hearing until January 11, 2018.  From the applicant’s letter:

We understand that the County has received comments from the El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee (EDHAPAC) and at least one individual, which request postponement of the hearing to allow for additional time for public review of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) prepared for the project. Although we understand that there is no legal requirement to postpone the hearing as a result of these requests, we respectfully request that the hearing be continued and placed on the agenda for the Commission’s next meeting, on January 11.
We are making this request because of our commitment to ensuring the public and the County are fully informed of the project’s benefits and impacts (including environmental impacts), before any action is taken by the County on the project. Deferring the hearing until January 11 will effectively extend the public review period by approximately four weeks, thereby ensuring that EDHAPAC, local community members, and other interested persons are afforded ample opportunity to review the FEIR and all other project-related materials that have been posted to the County’s website.
We believe that this extended review period will facilitate active and informed participation by the public at the hearing, as well as informed decision making by the Planning Commission. This approach is consistent with our and the County’s efforts throughout this process to be proactive in soliciting and addressing community feedback.

This morning, on December 11, 2017,  the County of El Dorado has placed the applicant’s request for continuance on the Planning Commissions’s legistar project file – the Planning Commission will address the request for continuance at the scheduled December 14, 2017 Planning Commission Hearing.

In advance of the Planning Commission’s finding, EDH APAC asks that area residents continue to submit their concerns, questions, and suggestions for the project for Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors consideration.

Submit public comment regarding A16-0001 to
County Planner Mel Pabalinas [ rommel.pabalinas@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc:  the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ] so that your public comments are added to the file for review, as well as planning@edcgov.us

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 [ rommel.pabalinas@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]

 

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 http://edcapps.edcgov.us/Planning/ProjectInquiry.asp. 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 [ efren.sanchez@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]

 

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 http://edcapps.edcgov.us/Planning/ProjectInquiry.asp. 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.

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Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_PD16-0003
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Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Attachments A-O_PD16-0003
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Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Attachments P-S_PD16-0003
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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 [ rommel.pabalinas@edcgov.us ]
Please be certain to cc: planning@edcgov.us
As well as the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ charlene.tim@edcgov.us ]