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Sunset Area Plan - Placer Ranch Specific Plan

Placer County is proposing to update the Sunset Industrial Area Plan, which includes the proposed Placer Ranch Specific Plan. The County will prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for the project to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code [PRC] Section 21000 et seq.) and will serve as the lead agency for CEQA compliance.

 

Project Description: The proposed Sunset Area Plan is a Placer County-initiated update to its 1997 Sunset Industrial Area Plan.  The Placer Ranch Specific Plan (PRSP) is included as part of the proposed Sunset Area Plan.  This effort would update the existing community plan, general plan, maps, and regulations. The Sunset Industrial Area, which includes the Placer Ranch Specific Plan (PRSP) project site, encompasses 8,358 acres located in unincorporated south Placer County. The County will prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for the project to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code [PRC] Section 21000 et seq.) and will serve as the lead agency for CEQA compliance.  The EIR will analyze the overall Sunset Industrial Area at a program level, and provide a more detailed project-level analysis for the Placer Ranch Specific Plan.

 

The Sunset Area Plan will bring forward new land use designations, including:  General Commercial, Entertainment/Mixed Use; Business Park; Innovation Center; Eco-Industrial; Light Industrial; Public Facility; and Urban Reserve.  The 2,213-acre Placer Ranch Specific Plan (PRSP) is a mixed-use community proposed in the Sunset Area Plan consisting of 5,827 residential units including a 720-unit age-restricted community; an elementary school, middle school, 323.5 acres of neighborhood parks and open space; and 6,356,800 square feet of general commercial, commercial mixed use, and campus park (office, research and development, light industrial, and commercial) uses complementary to the university, The proposed university and non-residential land uses of the project are intended as a catalyst for employment-generating development in Placer County’s overall Sunset  Area.

 

Project Location: The Sunset Industrial Area, which includes the Placer Ranch Specific Plan project site, encompasses 8,900 acres located in unincorporated southern Placer County. Southern Placer County is characterized by a mix of urban, suburban, and rural land uses and is influenced by the Sacramento metropolitan area. The Sunset Industrial Area covers 13.9 square miles between the cities of Rocklin to the east, Roseville to the south, Lincoln to the north, and unincorporated Placer County to the west. The area to the west is primarily farmland. Major landforms in the area include the Sierra Nevada to the east and Folsom Lake to the southeast. The Sunset Industrial Area is located west of State Route 65 which connects to Interstate 80 in the south and State Route 99 to the north. The Sunset Industrial Area is approximately 16 miles from downtown Sacramento.

 

The proposed Placer Ranch Specific Plan area includes 2,213 acres in the southern portion of the Sunset Industrial Area. The southern boundary of the Placer Ranch Specific Plan area is contiguous with the existing Roseville City limits, and the northern boundary is defined, in part, by the existing alignment of West Sunset Boulevard west of Fiddyment Road.

 

For more information regarding the project, please contact Crystal Jacobsen, at (530) 745-3085.

Notice of Preparation (posted 11-04-16)

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