Gas Station, Self-Storage Developers Meets With Neighbors Before Submitting Application With Elk Grove

October 4, 2017 |  

In a slightly different approach to gaining approval for a project, a developer hoping to build a combination gas station and self-storage facility has scheduled meetings with residents from nearby neighborhoods. 

The facility is proposed for the northwest corner of Waterman and Bond roads and is flanked by the Fallbrook and Quail Ranch neighborhoods. The project, which would include a 7-11 gas station and convenience store along with a 780-unit self-storage facility, is being proposed by RD Capital. 

As part of their pursuit of the project, RD Capital principles Rohit Ranchhod, and Steve Diede along with several employees arranged two meetings with members of those neighborhoods to seek their input on the project. The second of those meetings was held at the Fairfield Inn just outside of Elk Grove city limits on Tuesday, October 4. 

The proposed project is on a 4.7-acre site that is currently zoned for commercial use. To win approval, the applicants will need to submit a conditional use permit.

Speaking to the group about design elements of the proposed business Ranchhod stressed the City of Elk Grove suggested they gather suggestions and feedback before they even submit their initial applications. 

"The city was very conscious of what we were putting together," Diede said. 

The gas station and convenience store uses just under two-acres with the balance for the self-storage facility. To accommodate more units, the applicant will seek to construct one of the seven storage structures as a three-floor climate controlled facility. 

Discussing their project, Ranchhod presented pictures of a recently completed project in Galt. He emphasized their project will be well maintained, contain aesthetically pleasing design elements, and that the storage facility will have little effect on the neighborhoods. 

"It will be a quiet neighbor," he added.

After the presentation, the dozen participants peppered Ranchhod and Diede with their suggestions and concerns. Among the items discussed how graffiti would be dealt with, design elements to blend with the area's rural character, and landscaping.  

As noted, the applicant said they will continue to gather community input and expect to submit their application with the city early next year. After that submission, the review process is expected to take about four months before it goes to the Elk Grove Planning Commission in the first legislative step of the approval process.    

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D.J. Blutarsky said...

The heck with what the neighbors think-have they greased the necessary palms yet?

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