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.
Residents are currently awaiting 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.
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.