CREEKSIDE @ FORNI ROAD

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

COMMUNITY CONCERNS for project across the street from Herbert Green School:

To read all of the public comments made at the Oct. 13th hearing click here (minutes.pdf) to download.  They are under Item 8

The Diamond Springs and El Dorado Community Advisory Committee is meeting on November 17, 2011 6PM at the Diamond Springs Fire Dept. 501 Main Street , Diamond Springs to discuss this project

Agenda.pdf

REZONE/PLANNED DEVELOPMENT/PARCEL MAP

  • Z10-0009/PD10-0005/P10-0012/Creekside Plaza submitted by GRADO EQUITIES VII, LLC to request the following:
  • (1) Rezone from One-Acre Residential (R1A) to General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) and Open Space-Planned Development (OS-PD);
  • (2) Development Plan to construct three commercial buildings totaling 30,572 square feet maximum;
  • (3) Tentative Parcel Map to create three commercial parcels and one open space parcel;
  • (4) Finding of Consistency with General Plan Policy 7.1.2.1 to allow development and disturbance on slopes of 30 percent or greater gradient; and
  • (5) Finding of Consistency with General Plan Policy 7.3.3.4 to allow a reduction of the wetland setback from 50 feet to zero, with portions of the development area within the required setback.

The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 327-211-14, 327-211-16, and 327-211-25, consisting of 4.32 acres (includes 0.22 acre of Forni Road Right-of-Way), is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Forni Road and Missouri Flat Road, in the Placerville area, Supervisorial District 3. [Project Planner: Tom Dougherty] (Mitigated negative declaration prepared)*
Staff Recommendation: Recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors

THIS WILL BE BACK ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S AGENDA

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8TH

Docs from the Planning Commission Meeting October 13, 2011

TRAFFIC VIDEOS – INTERSECTION DURING AFTER SCHOOL PICKUP

Petition: Copy/paste, insert name/address and email to Planning Commissioners (below)

Project Z10-0009/PD10-0005/P10-0012/Creekside Plaza submitted by GRADO EQUITIES VII, LLC

I, the undersigned resident of El Dorado County, California, ask that the Development Plan and Tentative Parcel Map for a proposed commercial center containing 3 commercial buildings totaling 30,572 square feet called Creekside Plaza on the corner of Missouri Flat Road and Forni Road be denied; that the request for a rezone from One-Acre Residential (R1A) to General Commercial-Planned Development (CG-PD) and Open Space-Planned Development(OS-PD) be denied; that the request to allow development and disturbance of slopes of 30 percent or greater gradient be denied; that the request to allow the reduction of wetlands setback from 50 feet to zero be denied; and allowing development area within the required setback be denied. I also ask that the county deny reconveyance of the road right-a-way along Forni Road to the developer.

I strongly feel that the proposed project will negatively impact aesthetics, existing residences, schools, biological resources, hydrology and water quality, the environment, land use planning, wetlands, and wildlife habitat with issues of air pollution, noise pollution, light pollution, soil erosion, water quality of existing creek, drainage issues, greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion, safety issues, utility and service systems issues.  Planning to enhance the quality of life in El Dorado County must be the first priority and was not adequately considered with this project.

Name:

Residence Address:

Date:

 

 

COMMISSIONER CONTACT INFORMATION
Lou Rain
District I
530-621-7400, Ext. 2150
lou.rain@edcgov.us
Dave Pratt
District II
vineyard@dkcellars.com
Tom Heflin
District III
530-621-7400, Ext. 2156
tom.heflin@edcgov.us
Walter Mathews
District IV
530-621-7400, Ext. 2157
walter.mathews@edcgov.us
Alan Tolhurst
District V
530-621-7400, Ext. 2154
alan.tolhurst@edcgov.us

COMMENTS:

Comment by Sue Taylor

Besides the super sized footprint this project will have on the area, (46,000 cubic yards of dirt brought in, and 27′ high retaining wall butted up to the remaining creek) it is going to create more traffic issues that will not be mitigated by the developer, (same developer that did the McDonald’s project on Missouri Flat) which seems to be normal for our county to create a monster road problem, then force the taxpayers to fix it.  It will be a huge mess for the school.  But folks seem to be more excited for the Burger King (with new employees coming from the Bay Area) than they care what will happen to the kids mingled in with all this traffic.  Why is that?

Did I mention the county is giving away the right a way that should be used to fix the school traffic problem so that the developer can put a building on it instead?  It’s that dark dashed line going through the building parallel to the road.