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 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is available online.
Written comments on the DEIR should be submitted at the earliest possible date, but not later than June 12, 2017 to David Mohlenbrok, Environmental Services Manager, Public Services Department, 4081 Alvis Court, Rocklin, California, 95677, (916) 625-5162, fax (916) 625-5501,or David.Mohlenbrok@rocklin.ca.us.
Residents are currently reviewing the Environmental Impact Report for the next version of the Sierra Gateway Apartments. In its most simple form, residents want to ensure compatibility with surrounded homes, ensure local laws and ordinances are followed, and that the impacts to the surrounding area and local environment are mitigated appropriately.