Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Ross Dress for Less OK’d next to Save Mart

Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

WRI Goldenstate LLC plans to tear down an existing 9,500-square-foot building in Prospectors Plaza and construct a new 25,000-square-foot building for a Ross. The retail outlet would be located next to Save Mart. Democrat photo

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Placerville is one step closer to having a Ross Dress for Less store after the El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the developer’s application on July 11.

Up for consideration was a proposal by property owner, WRI Goldenstate LLC to tear down an existing 9,500-square-foot building in Prospectors Plaza and construct a new 25,000-square-foot building to house the clothing store. The retail outlet would be located next to Save Mart.

Now that they have the commission’s approval, Brian Kriz, agent for the property owners, said they expect to begin work to demolish the old building by August and for the new store to open by July of next year.

Based on similar stores, Kriz said Ross Dress for Less will employ 25 to 30 full-time employees.

Ridgeview plan

The Planning Commission also approved a tentative subdivision map for Ridgeview Village, Unit No. 9, located near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive in El Dorado Hills.

Pacific States Development, the owner of the property, intends to build 44 single family homes on 22.4 acres. The property is the remaining undeveloped site within the existing Ridgeview Village development.

In June, the Planning Commission gave conceptual approval of the project subject to certain revisions being made related to traffic circulation and monument signage. With those revisions agreed to, the board approved the tentative subdivision map, mitigated negative declaration, and design waivers.

No timeline has been established for the actual development of the remaining homes.

Greenstone Cutoff plan

Also approved was a proposal by Richard Macauley for the phased development of a construction company headquarters and facility on the north side of Greenstone Cutoff Road in the El Dorado area. Phase one plans will include a 1,680-square-foot office building, 616-square-foot caretaker’s residence, 1,817-square foot storage and maintenance shop as well as storage and parking areas. Phase two includes four additional industrial-use buildings totaling 30,057 square feet.

Opposing the project was local resident, Carol Louis, who accused Macauley of “gaming the system.”She said he had been doing business for five years without permits, had wiped out 40 percent of the oak canopy on the property, and was responsible for the disappearance of a pond. Asking that the Planning Commission deny his application, she said the county needed higher standard for development.

Macauley then rose to defend himself, saying he felt personally attacked and claimed he was trying to improve the area with his development.

After discussing the mitigation measures associated with the project, the commission voted 3-0 to approve the project with Commissioners Tom Heflin, Rich Stewart and Brian Shinault voting for. Dave Pratt and Walter Mathews were absent.

Sign ordinance

Staff went on to report that a draft of a new sign ordinance is being circulated for public comment and would be coming to the Planning Commission for review on Aug. 22. A new policy regarding early review of requests for general plan amendments is also being circulated for public comment.

The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be on Aug. 8, Building C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville.

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

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • Ernie LouisJuly 16, 2013 - 11:34 am

    This sounds like a meaningful effort for the economic recovery of El Dorado County. Ernie Louis

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  • Ernie LouisJuly 16, 2013 - 11:48 am

    OOps, My comment was only on the Save Mart commercial center. I read the rest of the article - and- I live with Carol and agree that the Planning Commission was not only asleep on this one , but rude to residents living in the area. "Opposing the project was local resident, Carol Louis, who accused Macauley of “gaming the system.”She said he had been doing business for five years without permits, had wiped out 40 percent of the oak canopy on the property, and was responsible for the disappearance of a pond. Asking that the Planning Commission deny his application, she said the county needed higher standard for development." Ernie Louis

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 21, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Ernie, did Carol blacken both or just one of your eyes?

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