NOP - Creekside Village Specific Plan Project (General Plan Amendment GPA20-0001, Rezone Z20-0005, Specific Plan SP20-0001, Tentative Map TM20-0002)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
NOP - Creekside Village Specific Plan Project (General Plan Amendment GPA20-0001, Rezone Z20-0005, Specific Plan SP20-0001, Tentative Map TM20-0002)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped/Research & Development/Research & Development
Document Description
The project applicant proposes to develop a new 926-unit residential community located on an approximately 208-acre site. The project would include 115.9 acres of single-family low-density residential development, 21.0 acres of single-family medium-density residential development, 14.3 acres of parks, 46.3 acres of open space preserves and buffers, and 10.4 acres of roadways. The proposed land use map is provided in Figure 2. The current zoning and General Plan land use designation for the project site is Research & Development (R&D). The project would require a general plan amendment from R&D to AP - Adopted Plan and a rezone from R&D to SP - Creekside Village Specific Plan and establish a Specific Plan for Creekside Village. The project’s Draft Tentative Map is shown in Figure 3. The Creekside Village Specific Plan includes a single-family low-density residential land use designation that would include single-family residential, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and junior ADUs as well as neighborhood and community serving amenities such as parks, community clubhouses, and emergency services facilities. Low-density development would range from 4 to 8 dwelling units per gross acre, with a target dwelling unit count of 676. The single-family medium-density residential land use designation would allow for single-family dwellings, and two- and three-family dwellings as well as parks and public facilities. As shown in Figure 3, the draft Tentative Map includes two parcels designated for future development of medium-density residential that would range from 8 to 12 dwelling units per gross acre with a target dwelling unit count of 250. Three parks are proposed: an 8.8-acre village park in the northeast area along Latrobe Road, a 3.3-acre neighborhood park in the south central area of the site, and a third 2.2-acre park located in the southeast corner of the site. The proposed Open Space Preserve designation would protect intermittent drainages, seasonal wetlands, vernal pools, and ponds extending from the west to the northeast part of the project site. An Open Space buffer would be located along the western, northern, and southern borders of the site, as well as along Royal Oaks Drive. The proposed project includes amendments to the El Dorado County General Plan, adoption and implementation of the Creekside Village Specific Plan, and rezoning. In addition, the project may require the County’s approval of a development agreement, financing plan, and subsequent development permits and entitlements including a Development Permit and Tentative Maps. The proposed project also includes a request to annex into the El Dorado Hills Community Services District as part of a separate service district annexation request. The El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is the agency with statutory responsibility for such boundary changes and it is expected that the EIR will address LAFCO’s needs for environmental evaluation and disclosure under CEQA. It is anticipated that additional State and federal actions will be required for implementation of the proposed project, including: a Clean Water Act (CWA) 401 Cerftication (Regional Water Quality Control Board – Central Valley Region), a CWA Section 404 permit (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers); an Incidental Take Authorization through a Section 7 Consultation (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivice and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 1602 Streambead Alteration Agreement, and a CDFW 2081 Incidental Take Permit.

Contact Information

Gina Hamilton
Agency Name
County of El Dorado, Planning & Building Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
George Carpenter
Contact Types
Project Applicant


El Dorado
Cross Streets
Latrobe Road/Royal Oak Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
John Adams Charter School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Residential (Units 926, Acres 136.9), Recreational (14.3 acres of parks and 46.3 acres of open space preserves and b), Other (10.4 acres of roadways)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Other


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