Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New senior care facility proposed for EDH

From page B1 | February 21, 2014 | 9 Comments

A plan to build a residential senior care facility in El Dorado Hills will be on the agenda of the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Feb. 27 meeting.

To be located on the south side of Town Center Boulevard near the intersection of Latrobe Road, the proposed facility would be a 114,000-square-foot, three-story building consisting of 130 units of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, and dining and recreation facilities.

Meals, housekeeping, personal services, van service and recreation activities would be provided 24 hours a day. Eighteen employees are planned to staff the facility but no medical or nursing care would be provided.

According to the applicants, the average tenant profile for the residential facility is expected to be someone 82 years old and ambulatory.

The property owners are TPC/VPD Venture I LLC in Gold River.

The Planning Commission will be asked to approve, among other things, a specific plan amendment as well as a special-use permit for the facility.

The commission meets at 8:30 a.m. at 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C Hearing Room, in Placerville.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.


Discussion | 9 comments

  • QuestionFebruary 21, 2014 - 4:55 am

    As a residential development project, it would seem likely that this type of senior housing would be denied by the pending no-growth initiatives. Does that really make sense?

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  • Stan StaileyFebruary 21, 2014 - 10:04 am

    There are not any no-growth initiatives. They are all controlled growth initiatives limiting growth that is compatible with the community in which they are proposed. This may be appropriate use of this location, but I have to wonder about the safety of a 3 story residence for 130 households of 82 year old folks, even if they are ambulatory. One word: Fire! It sounds more like an urban old people farm. Who would use this. Will it be a place for the Serrano's to house their parents,close by, but not in our house? lol By the way, I'm closing in on this group. Is this what I have to look forward to? No Thanks

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 7:34 am

    So senior apartments. I am not no growth at all. However, 130 units doesnt get any more urban. 80 is young still. there is a gentleman in the county-that talks about cottages--with a tiny garden. It is separate--still shows independance. They can go into the big cities for Urban apartment life. One might not be able to cram 130 units in that space...but for some I think small cottages and group centers would work better. Senior mobile parks--except with statioanry cottages and sidewalks. Apartments sometimes become boxes of strangers... Many seniors love their animals...a small yard would work better. A place to invite family to bar-b-que.

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  • Old GuyFebruary 21, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Increase Elder Care what????? Really! Visit that outfit down on Spring Street. There are nothing but poorly trained, poorly motivated, dull, unimaginative, non competitive, inadequate, obese, paper pushing lumps. Maybe when they learn how to do kindergarten quality work given them a job. Meanwhile there are tons of highly competitive elder care management companies that would love to serve our senior citizens well. Lets put it up for bid and put these bovine place holders out to pasture.

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  • QuestionFebruary 22, 2014 - 7:40 am

    Regardless of the personal rationalization of the initiatives, they are designed to limit and constrict growth. The question remains - if these pending initiatives passed, then would this type of project be commercially viable? This is a simple litmus test, or so it would seem.

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  • Leslie DavisFebruary 22, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    Exactly where is the county going to get the water for this 130 apartments? Who is going to pay for the sewer updates; for the road upgrades; for the traffic congestion since El Dorado Hills is already LOS F during peak business hours? What will happens after the county has also approved for EDH the following: MARBLE VALLEY DEVELOPMENT; BLACKSTONE DEVELOPMENT; SERRANO WESTSIDE DEVELOPMENT; PREDREGAL DEVELOPMENT; and TOWN CENTER WEST? I certainly can't be the only person who thinks this is insane and makes no sense.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    THE EL DORADO COUNTY WATER PLANNING INITIATIVE was a response to the drought California experienced in the late 1980's and early 1990's. A group of El Dorado County residents became concerned about potential conflicts between available water supplies and the amount of new development being approved in the county. To address this concern, they wrote and circulated an initiative to require the county to conduct and distribute an annual inventory of water supply and demand. . . . After 8,000 residents signed the initiative petition, the Board of Supervisors decided to adopt the initiative as written on March 4, 1994, eliminating the need to hold a public vote. The first annual Water Supply and Demand Report, completed five months later, showed that the available water supply within the county's largest water district, the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) was enough for approximately 8,000 housing units while over 20,000 housing units had already been approved for development. . . . Although the county's prospects are unclear, even optimistic projections suggest that new supplies are unlikely to provide enough water for previously approved, unbuilt parcels and all of the parcels planned for in the county's new general plan. At present, county policies do not require recognizing the water needs of existing unimproved parcels before approving additional parcels and projects.

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  • Leslie DavisFebruary 22, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    Evelyn......thanks for the informative post. This is what is in the planning stages for EDC: SAN STINO, (Shingle Springs) over 1,000 homes LIME ROCK VALLEY (Hwy 50 & Bass Lake Rd) 800 homes MARBLE VALLEY(Hwy 50, Bass Lake Rd & Cambridge Rd) 3,236 homes BLACKSTONE - (Latrobe Road EDH) 1,445 homes SERRANO WESTSIDE (EDH Golf Course) 763 homes; Condos & Apartments PEDREGAL - (Gillette Dr. & Wilson Blvd, EDH) 56 homes & Apartments TOWN CENTER WEST – (EDH – White Rock & Latrobe) 3 story bldg. with 130 apts TILDEN PARK - (Shingle Springs) 14 homes; hotel; restaurant; food market; multi-level commercial building; 4,455 daily car trips added to Ponderosa Road & Hwy 50. Exactly when does someone "Cry Wolf" to get the attention of the powers in this county? Please sign the Petitions that are coming around the county to stop this unsustainable growth.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    Leslie: Just think . . . the info posted @6:33 pm already is 20 years old. (I wish I had a link to the original.) How often do BOS or developers even MENTION water when considering new growth? TIM fees are one thing. But how do they for mitigate for WATER? Anyone not planning around water availability is criminally irresponsible.

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