DR19-0006/Cool General Retail

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020049050
Lead Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
DR19-0006/Cool General Retail
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Woodcrest

Document Description
The project applicant proposes to construct a 9,100 sq. ft. commercial retail building (Dollar General) on a 1.69-acre site. The singlestory building would have a maximum height of 33 feet. The building would be located in the southerly half of the project site, facing the intersection of Highway 49 and Northside Drive. The project would include parking for 31 vehicles, a refuse enclosure for solid waste, landscaping, an on-site septic system, and on-site stormwater treatment. Dollar General hours of operation are Monday thru Sunday 8am to 10pm. Typically, there would be 3 employees during a normal shift and 4-5 customers at a time during peak hours. Project landscaping would include tree plantings in the parking lot, and a variety of shrubs and ground cover around the parking lot and building. The two mature oak trees at the northwest corner of the property would be preserved, and the area around them left in a natural state. The eastern end of the property would also be left as natural open space and would also be used for stormwater detention. A monument sign would be located at the northwest corner of the project, near the corner of State Route 49 and Northside Drive. The sign would be approximately 50 s.f., approximately 4 feet above ground surface (at the lowest ground elevation). The design is a wood framed sign, with channelized internally illuminated letters on a wood grain background. Project lighting includes at least one parking lot fixture and building mounted lighting (“gooseneck” or similar downward lighting fixtures). Access to the project site is proposed via a single, 40-foot wide driveway on Northside Drive. The project’s Northside Drive frontage is currently unimproved, and other than the driveway access improvements, development of the project would not include additional improvements along the Northside Drive frontage. In terms of onsite circulation, regular truck deliveries would consist of 1-2 full size trucks visiting the store each week. The project proponents anticipate that smaller single unit trucks may visit the site each day. The project would result in trucks turning into the site and turning first right into the parking aisle that runs parallel to Northside Drive. From that point the truck would back into the aisle towards the store’s rear door. After completing the delivery, the trucks would proceed to Northside Drive. This is a common Dollar General Store configuration, and the parking layout is wide enough to accommodate these movements. The project would include a Class 2 bike lane on the east side of SR 49 adjacent to the property frontage. This improvement would either be constructed by the applicant or subject to an in-lieu fee.

Contact Information
Evan Mattes
El Dorado County
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone : (530) 621-4994

Location

Coordinates
38°53'18.4"N 121°0'55.9"W
Cities
Cool
Cross Streets
State Highway 49 and Northside Drive
Zip
95614
Total Acres
1.69
Parcel #
071-500-037
State Highways
49 & 93
Schools
Northside Elementary School, Cool Care Preschool
Waterways
Knickerbocker Creek
Township
12N
Range
9E
Section
18

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (9,100 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Attachments

Environmental Document
Initial Study_Cool General Retail   PDF 17061 K Notice of Preparation_Cool General Retail   PDF 281 K Summary Form_Cool General Retail   PDF 54 K
NOC
Notice of Completion_Cool General Retail   PDF 243 K

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