Elk Grove to Hold Open House on Rural Community Commercial Development

January 29, 2014 | In response to questions raised by Elk Grove rural area residents, the City of Elk Grove will hold an open house...


January 29, 2014 |

In response to questions raised by Elk Grove rural area residents, the City of Elk Grove will hold an open house tomorrow night in an attempt to respond to those inquiries.

The meeting, which will be held at Pleasant Grove Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m., is being held as a result of inquiries to the city from the Greater Sheldon Neighborhood Association, business and property owners regarding commercial development in the Elk Grove rural neighborhood area more commonly known as the Sheldon area. 

Since October 2013, the City has been collecting additional input from as many business and property owners as possible within the Sheldon commercial area. At this open house, participants will gain a better understanding of how zoning works and how residents can participate in zoning decisions. 

The City will also share the results of its outreach thus far, and participants will have an opportunity to comment on potential changes to zoning regulations in Sheldon commercial area. Attendees will move through a series of educational and interactive poster stations (at their own pace) and do not need to be present for the entire time period, unless desired. 

City staff will be available to answer any questions during the event. 

Pleasant Grove Elementary School is located at 10160 Pleasant Grove School Road. 


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Coffee Bean said...

Do they really expect us to believe that they want public input and that the public will shape the plan for that area? Does Gil Moore ring a bell? While they send the smiley faced facilitator to handle the meeting, in the backrooms, the wheeler dealer developers are drawing up blueprints.

Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.

Anonymous said...

Coffee Bean has a point!

Anonymous said...

The first thought that comes to mind are the three(3) SEPA community meetings and the web site that was even set up for the community to join and comment. End result...plans that none of us had ever seen, all done behind closed doors with the land owners & builders. Total waste of our time!

Hopefully the Sheldon Community will have better luck.

Anonymous said...

This is a Catch-22 problem. If you don't participate, the city will say "they tried, and no one came". If you go, you'll actually find out that the plans have already been established, the zoning changes already considered, and the development plans already in motion. This rural area is one of the last remaining "available" land tracts in the city. With the connector running right through the town of Sheldon, the city wants to "inform" these residents of what is in store for them. I don't buy for one damn minute that any "open house" will change what the city has planned for that area. However, it is important to show up and voice your concerns; without some resistance, the city will divide and conquer the region. The rural residents need to show up and slow down the city's progressive plans. Good Luck Sheldon residents. May the force be with you.

Anonymous said...

All true....I do not live in the Sheldon area, but it is in my city and I will attend to see what the city has planned for our rural area.

Jill said...

Didn't the city rename SEPA to something like Meridian?

So are they about to rename Sheldon to Mooreville? Look out rural folks, the Hawaiian shirt dude and his entourage in their big black SUV's are about to open another combo AM/PM, McDonald's and Beer Cave, er, Malt Liquor stop, in your part of town! I can taste the Colt 45 already!

Anonymous said...

Ok with the connector coming through the information is available. You will not get it at these meetings Elk Grove holds at the Elementary school. |I was shocked at how misinformed the people they sent out where.
The "Joint Powers Authority" or JPA is making all the decisions on the connector. They are the ones that hired attorneys, environmental consultants, and have already started the connector. Elk grove got bids on the raised railroad over Grant line rd. Environmental work completed between hwy 5 and 99, Whiterock road already widened. 57 million already approved on the end of the connector they are calling the silva road project, Construction just started. They are building it right under our noses... Want to get involved go to the public meeting the JPA has every month.. visit http://www.connectorjpa.net/ to find out more. I would like to see more concerned neighbors there.

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