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EDH APAC August 9 2017 Meeting

APAC held it’s August 2017 meeting at the EDH Fire Department Headquarters at Station 85 Wednesday evening, August 9, 2017.

A presentation was made by Kirk Bone and Andrea Howard of Parker Development/ Serrano Associates, regarding the 12 plus acre park site at Village J, Lot H. This is the final park facility that was required in the original Serrano Development Agreements. The park will be funded partially with Mello Roos fees that have been collected expressly for the purpose of creating park spaces in Serrano. The park will be designed in conjunction withe the EL Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD), who will accept ownership of the property, and manage the park.  El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager Kevin Loewen also provided some information regarding combining Lot H facilities to the existing CSD Sellwood Field, as well as potential opportunities with adjoining property at the site currently owned by the El Dorado Irrigation District, Rescue Union School District, and El Dorado County. No definitive time line is set, but as the project moves through design stages, more information will be available to the public, and input from EDH residents is welcomed.

A presentation was made by El Dorado Fire Department Deputy Chief Operations Mike Lilienthal on the proposed EDH Fire Department Training Facility next to Station 87 in the EDH Business Park. The Fire Department has a special use permit to operate a training facility on the site, which was granted in 2009, and expires in 2018. Deputy Chief Lilienthal presented cost saving changes the plan has undergone in the past several years, and indicated that the focus of the facility has changed from a regional training center, to a narrower basic firefighther training facility for EDH Fire Department employees, with the opportunity to also have training available for other fire agencies.

A presentation was made by representatives of the Spanos Corporation on the proposed El Dorado Hills Apartments at Town Center, highlighting changes and improvements made to the design from the original 2014 project. The project consists of 214 units, in two four story buildings, with a five story parking garage in the center. The focus is luxury apartments that leverage the shopping and services that benefit the project inside Town Center East. The Spanos Corporation representatives followed up the presentation with a question and answer session for El Dorado Hills residents. Following this, the APAC Subcommittee studying the DEIR of the project made a short presentation of the results of their report. The subcommittee recommended non-support of the project as currently presented. A motion was made for the full Area Planning Advisory Committee to accept the Subcommittee recommendation of non-support, and this passed 7 -0.

The full Subcommittee report is available HERE

The letter to El Dorado County Planning and Development Services notifying the County of the vote of non-support can be seen HERE

The August 9 2017 APAC Meeting Minutes are available HERE