Creekside Villages Development plan

Here is a synopsis of the Creekside Villages Development Plan written by Bob Hendricks, President of Blackstone Homeowners Association:

Creekside Villages is a new residential development planned in the Business Park across from Blackstone.

The project plans to put 926 units on a small 200 acre parcel of land in the Business Park.

The lot sizes are 45×100 and 55×100.

They stated that the homes would be single family and townhomes, but also said they would be “affordable starter homes”. When pressed on what that meant, they stated that they hope to be less than the current lower priced homes in El Dorado Hills, which I stated was probably in the $500k range.

Suggesting that these would be less than that caused me to ask if these were going to be low-income housing and they responded that these would not be “income restricted”. Not sure exactly what that meant or if it answered my question.

They were not sure where the children would go to elementary, but if I understood their response, it sounds like Brooks elementary. For high school, it would be Union Mine or Ponderosa.

They will have two entries onto Latrobe, one at Avanti Dr., and one at Royal Oaks, but only Royal Oaks will have a stoplight. They also would use roadways west to White Rock Rd. We spent several minutes asking about traffic issues, especially since all these homes flow into Latrobe or White Rock Rd.

I also asked why this project was being planned, adding 926 homes in that location when Folsom Ranch, just over the hill in Folsom, is building 10,000 new homes.

I started a petition to stop this project, for three specific reasons:

1) the county was changing the general plan and rezoning commercial property in the Business Park to residential

2) the impact to our local elementary schools, which are all beyond capacity now

3) the obvious traffic implications. The traffic implications are not just Latrobe, which will impact Blackstone Residents, but also neighboring communities that rely on White Rock Rd. and every community that (at a point in the future once we get the virus under control) will rely on an already overcrowded freeway commute. How long before your 30 minute drive takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

If you feel as I do, then I would ask that you sign my petition and I will continue to keep you posted with updates. The link to the petition is at:

Sign the Petition to Stop the Rezone

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A copy of your petition will be sent to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Board, Mel Pabalinas and yourself.

This petition is requesting the El Dorado County Planning Commission to NOT approve the rezone the Old Golf Course for residential development

Thank you for taking the time to sign this petition

Back in 2015 91% of the registered voters in El Dorado Hills voted against rezoning the El Dorado Hills Old Golf Course in advisory vote.

Just recently, we received a notice from the El Dorado Hills Planning Commission announcing a Hearing to consider the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project to request a General Plan Amendment which will result in rezoning the Old Executive Golf Course for housing.

It seems the will of the people are being ignored and will result in the denigration of quality of life by adding approximately 1566 additional automobiles crowding the intersection of Serrano Parkway and El Dorado Hills Blvd daily, creating more noise and pollution, overcrowding our schools, and developing prime recreational open space in the heart of El Dorado Hills.

Water use is estimated to increase by 70,215,780 gallons per year. (82 gallons per day per capita 783 homes 3 people per home * 365 days)

AECOM Technical Services, Inc. estimates that the project will produce 3,907 metric tons of carbon equivalency per year. (4.99 per service unit * 783)

Residential property in EDH has value in part because of amenities such as schools, parks and open space. Lots and houses are bought and sold based on this value. To rezone and take away a large piece of open space would have a significant impact. The value of all residential property in the community would be diminished, a loss to all the current owners. In part, the increase in value to the Parker Company achieved through rezoning would come at the expense of other property owners.

I request that 1. the Planning Commission NOT Recommend the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan as proposed, 2. the Board of Supervisors NOT approve the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan as proposed, regardless of the recommendations of the Planning Commission and 3. the OLD Golf Course NOT be rezoned for residential development.

I further feel strongly that NO commitments shall be made with respect to any Development Agreement and/or changes to the General Plan without written agreement from representatives of community groups.

This is a travesty that must be stopped. Please sign this petition.

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DISCLAIMER: The information in this petition was compiled from various historical documents. It is intended to provide information at a general level for the reader. Any errors, omissions or mischaracterizations are not intentional. CREDITS: Ellison Rumsey, Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book May 2011 CC:John Hidahl, Mel Pabalinas
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