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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 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 [ ]
Please be certain to cc: and the Clerk of the Planning Commission, Char Tim [ ]