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Roseville City Council approves Creekview Specific Plan

The 501-acre site includes more than 2,000 dwelling units
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Roseville has moved forward with plans for the development of 501 acres of land with the City Council's unanimous approval of the Creekview Specific Plan during Wednesday's meeting.

Mayor Pauline Roccucci and Councilman John Allard were absent. The Creekview project is the 13th specific plan to be processed by the city. The area is located west and north of the city's existing boundary, north of the planned extension of Blue Oaks Boulevard and north of Roseville Energy Park in unincorporated Placer County.

The plan includes 2,011 dwelling units - 826 low-density single-family units, 665 medium-density units and 520 high-density multi-family units. The plan also proposes 136.2 acres set aside as permanent open space, 15.7 acres for neighborhood parks, a 7-acre elementary school site, 2.6 acres of utilities sites and 19.3 acres for commercial development.  

City staff began processing the specific plan in 2005, and Councilwoman Carol Garcia commented on how the project has been "a long time in the works." She said she walked the property when she first joined the council.

"It's just a gorgeous piece of property," Garcia said, nothing that Pleasant Grove Creek runs through the area.

All new specific plans proposed in Roseville must have a revenue neutral or positive fiscal impact on the city's general fund. Staff has determined that Creekview will have a neutral impact.

George Phillips, representing Granite Bay Development LLC, thanked city staff and the council for their work and approval of the plan during the meeting.

"Just to acknowledge - nobody does it better than the city of Roseville in this region as it relates to thoughtful and deliberate master planning efforts," Phillips said.

One "non-participating property" is located on the southeast corner of the Creekview site. This 39.9-acre parcel is proposed to be zoned as an urban reserve and will be annexed as part of the project.

Here's a look at some other items approved during the Sept. 19 council meeting:

Oak Street extension of Miners Ravine Trail agreement: The city will enter into a program supplemental agreement to use $252,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds for the creation of a continuous Class I trail connection from Royer Park to the planned terminus of the Miners Ravine Trail at the Lincoln Street parking lot. This project includes a bridge across Dry Creek near Veterans Memorial Hall and adjoining Class I trail improvements. Design will begin in early 2013 with construction by 2015. Roseville will cover $33,000 of the total cost.

Insurance coverage authorization for Roseville Energy Park: The city annually purchases "all risk" property and boiler and machinery coverage, which protects the city and ratepayers from unforeseen and catastrophic circumstances. The cost of insurance will not exceed $510,000.

Long-term parts, services and inspections contract: Periodic, major preventative maintenance of the Roseville Energy Park power producing equipment is needed and the city entered into a long-term services agreement with Siemens Demag Delaval Turbomachinery Inc. in 2008. The contract is scheduled to end in 2015. Siemens agreed to cancel the current agreement and a new contract was drafted. A payment of $2.5 million will be paid upon contract execution.

Office supplies purchase: The city will purchase office supplies from OfficeMax using the America Saves Contract for an estimated annual cost of $250,000.

Authorization to purchase renewable energy: Roseville Electric will purchase renewable energy from Silicon Valley Power to meet immediate renewable energy requirements. The proposed transaction adds about $4.2 million to the utility's cost in fiscal year 2013.

Vehicle purchase: The city will spend $88,302 to purchase a Ford Interceptor utility vehicle to replace the police patrol K-9 vehicle and three four-door Ford sedans.

Sena Christian can be reached at senac@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at SenaC_RsvPT.