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Sunset Industrial Area Plan Update

Current Status

    The final phase of the Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan work program is underway, which includes preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Sunset Area Plan policy and zoning documents, and the Placer Ranch Specific Plan.  Another component of the work program – the preparation of a Landfill Odor Report, intended to inform Area Plan policy related to the landfill, has been finalized and can be seen at this Link.

    The County expects a Preliminary Public Review Draft Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan to be released in early January 2018.  Following that release, the Draft EIR is expected to be released in early March 2018 for public review and comment.  It is anticipated that the Final Sunset Area Plan, the Final Placer Ranch Specific Plan, and the Final EIR will be released in July 2018, followed by Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor hearings and deliberations in August and September 2018.

 On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Placer County planners  unveiled the first draft land use vision for Placer Ranch and the Sunset Area in south Placer – where planned university, technology and residential developments are expected to drive economic growth for decades.  Click on the report for details! (Draft Preferred Alternative Report)

The Sunset Area Plan Update continues to make progress, and on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, staff provided the County Board of Supervisors with an update (Staff Report). The Board also provided direction to staff regarding the preparation of the Placer Ranch Specific Plan (Staff Report). The Public Draft of the Economic Market Analysis, Existing Conditions Report, and Opportunities and Constraints Report are now available for review.

A public workshop was held on November 19, 2015:

Visit the NEW Sunset Area Story Map. An interactive presentation of results of the 2015 Economic Analysis Report.

We welcome you to attend and look forward to your input on this important project!

Plan Update Purpose

The overall objective of the Sunset Industrial Area (SIA) Plan update is to re-envision and re-brand the SIA to fully implement the County's long-term vision for the Plan Area. By designing an overall vision for the SIA, the County intends to attract large mixed-use developments, commercial uses, universities, industrial manufacturing, corporate campuses, institutions, and entertainment venues that encourage businesses with primary wage jobs to locate in the SIA. The Plan update will examine market conditions; assess existing business retention and expansion; generate an overall economic analysis; identify infrastructure needs and infrastructure finance alternatives; develop a new land use diagram, and produce a constraints and opportunities analysis.

Plan Area

The SIA is an 8,900-acre area in unincorporated western Placer County, located west of the Highway 65 corridor and situated between the Cities of Lincoln to the north, Rocklin to the east, and Roseville to the south.

Public Workshop

A public workshop to introduce the project was held on August 26, 2014. We encourage you to attend future public workshops as your insight will be valuable in this planning process.


Fall 2014 Newsletter

Contact Us

  • Crystal Jacobsen, Project Manager: 530-745-30385,  
  • Mailing Address: Placer County Planning Services Division, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Plan Update Mailing List - To be included on the Plan Update Mailing List, contact Sue Colbert