Current actions from Citizens Voice Organization have focused on a project named Sierra Gateway Apartments. The original development plan included a proposal to build a 197-unit, 3-story multi-family apartment complex on 10 acres at the southeast corner of Sierra College Blvd. and Rocklin Rd. in the City of Rocklin.
This iteration of the project was approved by the Rocklin City Council in 2015. With the help of a respected environmental law firm, Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger, CVO won a public interest lawsuit and the City’s approvals were reversed, with the developer agreeing to do a full Environmental Impact Report.
The most recent application was received December 2015. The application describes the project as two fewer units, new architectural building elevations, and have emergency vehicle access with “exit only” egress. Apparently the footprint and site layout remains unchanged. The Notice of Preparation for the Environmental Impact was released March 2016 with a comment deadline of April 22, 2016. The Notice of Availability was released April 27, 2017 for a 45 day public review period. The Public Hearing Notice was released October 24, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 Planning Commission. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Final EIR are both available online.
The Planning Commission voted 3-2 to recommend approval of the project in November 2017. In December 2017, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the project.