SEPA EIR to be Heard by Elk Grove City Council

July 8, 2014 | The environmental impact report (EIR) for Elk Grove's largest, and currently last unplanned area, could be approv...

July 8, 2014 |

The environmental impact report (EIR) for Elk Grove's largest, and currently last unplanned area,
could be approved by the Elk Grove City Council tomorrow night.

The so-called Southeast Policy Area or SEPA, is the last large undeveloped and unplanned area in the current city limits. As its name implies,the 1,200-acre site is located in the southeast corner of Elk Grove. 

As the last undeveloped area within the current city limits, various stakeholders have expressed differing ideas on how it should be built out. 

Property owners, along with real estate developers, have generally advocated for a larger share of the area to be residential housing. Conversely, the city council is being put to the test as to whether or not they are sincere in correcting the city's poor jobs-to-houses ratio by putting more emphasis on commercial and industrial development of the area.

Tomorrow's meeting starts at 6 p.m. 

One of the proposed zoning schemes for the SEPA.

 



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7 comments

Jerry Maguire said...

Interesting to note that four members of the Elk Grove Planning Commission rejected the SEPA plan in its current format, stating that they didn't have clear direction from the Elk Grove City Council.

I guess the developers who line the council's pockets didn't give clear marching orders or the council is holding back and being very vague because they need more money in order to hear the message a little louder.

This is the last of the land within the current city limits whereby big developer money is to be had and the council is going to milk it for all its worth!

460's are due July 31. Let's see what was contributed and what was spent!

Our local government is no longer about "We the People," it is only about four of the five council members, their wants and their greed! IMHO

Anonymous said...

If this turns out to be anything other than residential rooftops, I'll be very surprised.

Anonymous said...

The rubber-stamp City Council will do anything to get higher density... simply follow the money trail. As singer Laurie Morgan asked: What is there about “no” that Mayor Davis and City Council don’t understand?

Anonymous said...

Buy my coffee and change the world

Anonymous said...

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More houses?

Who would want to live in the SEPA / Meridian with approximately
2,300 units of high density very low and low income housing projects zoned for the SEPA.

Mack Road, south.


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Jerry Maguire said...

City by the developers, of the developers and FOR the developers.


Show Me the MONEY!

Shrimp Boy Chow said...

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Best quote:

"I guess the developers who line the council's pockets didn't give clear marching orders or the council is holding back and being very vague because they need more money in order to hear the message a little louder."




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