Placer supervisors approve Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay

Published on November 22, 2016

The proposed Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay was approved by a 4-0 vote today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent.

Located off of Sierra College Boulevard, south of Old Auburn Road, the 6.9-acre project proposes building a 108,000-square-foot facility comprised of 114 assisted living and memory care units. The facility would have a maximum of 122 residents, employ 85 staff members and operate 24 hours a day.

“This facility underscores the need for assisted living and memory care for senior residents in Granite Bay,” said District 4 Supervisor Kirk Uhler, who represents the area. “This project meets the market demand in a fashion that is least intrusive to the overall community."

As recommended to the board by the Placer County Planning Commission, supervisors adopted an ordinance to rezone the project site to residential agriculture - consistent with the Placer County General Plan, Granite Bay Community Plan and state law.

The board also approved a tentative parcel map to subdivide the 6.9-acres property into a 4.5-acre parcel and a 2.5-acre parcel; approved a minor use permit allowing the facility to be constructed and operated on the western parcel of the project site; and adopted a mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring program as required by the California Environmental Quality Act. County staff has determined the adverse effects on the environment to be less than significant.

Addressing a concern made during public testimony about the facility overtaxing emergency services, a representative for the developer noted that comparable facilities owned by the developer saw only five to six calls per month for emergency services, and that staff located on site are trained to assist residents with non-urgent medical situations.