Why did Placer County demolish the Senior Center?

The Placer County Board of Supervisors in December 2020 approved the demolition of certain buildings at the Placer County Government Center, including those buildings previously occupied by the Senior Center, which was consistent with the PCGC  Master Plan Update.  

The sites previously occupied by these outdated buildings are in the mixed-use district. The area is now designated for greater flexibility for planned uses, including a mixture of potential multi-family residential uses and commercial office uses.

At the time of the Placer County Government Center Master Plan Update planning and study, the Senior Center had been vacated. Most of the buildings that had been occupied by the Senior Center were over 78 years oldThese outdated buildings can be unsafe to occupy and/or costly to maintain or repair.  

These buildings have unreinforced brick walls, outdated electrical, heating, ventilation, roofing systems, non-insulated walls, roof, windows, ADA issues and more.

The adjoining Burback Hall was surrounded by these outdated buildings was 30+/- years old , however Placer County Building Maintenance rated it as a C/D rating on a scale of A-D with D being the worst building condition.

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1. Why did Placer County demolish the Senior Center?
2. Will Placer County build the multi-generational community center identified in its feasibility study?
3. Which types of programs and events can be held at the center?
4. When will the Mercy Housing development on the campus be complete?
5. Who will be eligible to live in the new Mercy Housing development?
6. Is the DeWitt Theater planned for demolition under the PCGC Master Plan Update?
7. What is co-housing?
8. Why is Placer County considering a co-housing project on the PCGC campus? When will it be built?
9. What’s the purpose of this new feasibility study?
10. How will the community be able to provide input into possible future uses the report identifies?
11. What does the master plan mean for moving forward with redevelopment plans?
12. What are the next steps in implementing development plans outlined in the PCGC Master Plan Update?
13. What changes has Placer County made to the PCGC campus since taking possession of it in the 1970s?
14. What use does Placer County have planned for the “Domes” facilities located on Fulweiler Avenue in Auburn once staff working there are relocated to the PCGC campus?
15. When will construction of the new Health and Human Services Center begin?
16. Where will clients receive their services during the construction period and how long until the new facility is available to the public?
17. When do you anticipate Board of Supervisors meetings to migrate to PCGC?
18. What is the status of older DeWitt buildings with an historic designation?
19. How much revenue is anticipated to be generated in the surrounding businesses of North Auburn?