Meetings with West Roseville Specific Plan (WRSP) Developers
Members from WFFNA’s Planning & Development committee met with representatives of the developers from the West Roseville Specific Plan. Here are a few updates for you:
Jan. 29, 2013—WestPark Associates
Loren & Sue Cook and Chris Erickson met with Aldo Paneschi, John Tallman and Jeff Jones of WestPark Associates. They said there had been a recent resurge of interest from builders and they were going forward with proposed mapping changes for development in the Phase 4 area. They presented a tentative plan they will submit to the City soon. Here’s some items noted:
- high density facility moved out of residential area to a Blue Oaks entrance area
- high density facility could be built at 20 units per acre (agreements with City not to hold to 25 units per acre)
- school area redesigned so no home fronts would face school street
- would add 30 homes (minor amount overall with a better plan)
- infrastructure for Phase 3 should start 2013, and for Phase 4 in 2014
So this presentation seemed to be good news for the future of our neighborhood.
February 11, 2013—Fiddyment Ranch SPA 3 (Specific Plan Amendment)
Loren & Sue Cook, Amy Aufdenberge, and Joe Van Zant met with Steve Hicks of Signature Management Co.; Ron Miller, Project Planner; Katherine Waugh, Dudek (EIR Preparer); and various City and Signature members to discuss recently reactivated SPA 3 proposal. Here’s some items noted:
- Several of the High Density Residential (HDR) facilities will not have to be built out at 25 units per acre (F21,22,23,and 24); F6B and F8B will still be 25 units per acre.
- The Subsequent EIR now pending will include all original opposition submitted from WFFNA, and will include impacts from all areas annexed since the original EIR was done (including Sierra Vista and WestBrook, Creekview, and Reason Farms).
- Plan includes better street flow and access, including four Round- A-Bouts at intersections.
- Although density bonuses will still be granted for HDR builders, reduced parking allowance will not be granted—they must provide sufficient on-site parking.
- Loren requested the developers meet with the City for discussions of a possible police sub-station in this area.
Although the overall plan is better than last presented, it still requests 1660 additional units (reduced from 1905 as originally presented). This is basically the removal of one HDR facility, not from any reduction of the housing density on homes. Sue Cook read section from 4.3 from the West Roseville Specific Plan which basically limits changes in increases or decreases of units to “not change by more than twenty-percent (20%)... as established at the time of original approval of the Specific Plan”. City staff said that just refers to developers not having to request specific amendments, but WFFNA members disagreed with that interpretation and still believe 1660 units exceeds that of the Specific Plan, without including subsequent SPAs already adding an additional 404 homes.
Steve Hicks said Signature Management would like to present the latest proposal at one of our WFFNA meetings and will work with Loren Cook to schedule it for March or April. WFFNA will keep you posted.
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