Jan. 26 Council Meeting Recap
Residential Project Approved,
Council approves Quarry Row residential subdivision - Item 19
Entitlements were approved for the development of the Quarry Row project with slight modifications, clearing the way for construction of 74 single family homes on a 7.4 acre site in downtown Rocklin near Pacific St. and Grove St.
The project required a General Plan Amendment (to change the land use designation from mixed use and high density residential to medium high density residential), a general development plan, rezoning, a tentative subdivision map, an oak tree preservation permit to allow for the removal of five oak trees, and a design review.
Land Use Change form Light industrial to High Density Residential – Item 18
The Rocklin City Council approved the land use conversion of two undeveloped land parcels located northwest of the intersection of West Oaks Blvd. and Lonetree Blvd. from light industrial to high density residential.
There are currently no projects proposed on the property. The changes were requested by the land owner and also allow the parcels to be placed on the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation available parcels list. The state requires all cities to maintain a list of parcels where future affordable housing units can potentially be built.
Residents and HOA tasked to find solution to dispute – Item 20
Landscape screening requirements between homes in the Springfield at Whitney Oaks neighborhood and the adjacent neighborhood have led to difficulties in private maintenance and homeowner awareness since they were first approved by the City in 1996.
On Tuesday night, City Council heard recommendations from staff on possible solutions to the periodic problems with the landscaping rules, including removal of the screening requirement.
After extensive public comment from homeowners on both sides of the issue, the City Council asked the local homeowners association and residents to continue developing options for solutions for presentation to Council at a future meeting.
Development of a City donation process – Item 22
City Council directed staff to establish working group to develop a draft policy that would outline a process for the City to consider accepting private donations from the public. Typical donations include benches to be installed in parks or trail areas, trees, or monetary donations.
The consisting of two members each from the City Council, Park, Recreation and Arts Commission and the Community Recognition Commission.