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Public to comment on Enclave project

Board of Supervisors may vote on proposed senior housing development in Granite Bay
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The Placer County Board of Supervisors will hear public comments regarding a contentious senior housing development in Granite Bay during its Nov. 23 meeting. Placer County spokeswoman Anita Yoder confirmed that the item will be discussed and the board may vote on the proposed project. The complete staff report will be available Friday on the county’s website. The Enclave at Granite Bay senior housing project proposes 29 single-family residential lots to accommodate one-story residences ranging in size from 2,200 to 2,600 square feet. About 49 percent of the land would be open space, and include natural wetlands, pedestrian pathways, bocce ball courts and a community barbecue area. Opponents argue that the subdivision project is too dense for the area. The advisory-only Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Committee unanimously rejected the project in 2009. In July of that year, the county’s Planning Department recommended the Placer County Planning Commission deny approval. In August 2009, the Planning Commission voted 3-2 to reject a rezone request by The Enclave developer. The 12-acre parcel of land — north of Elmhurst Drive at Swan Lake Drive — is currently zoned rural. Developer Rancho Cortina Properties appealed the Planning Commission’s decision to the Board of Supervisors who can approve or deny the project. The project is scheduled to be discussed beginning at 1 p.m. during the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Ave. in Auburn. ~ Sena Christian