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Tilden Park plan on Thursday agenda

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From page A2 | February 06, 2012 |

A new planned development in the Tilden Park area of Shingle Springs is up for approval by the County Planning Commission on Feb. 9. County staff are recommending approval of the project.

Located approximately 500 feet from the northwest corner of the intersection of Crosswood Drive and Wild Chaparral Drive, the 12-acre development would rezone the site from medium density residential to high density residential and commercial.

When complete the development would include 14 single-family homes, a hotel, food market, restaurant, shops and offices.

The project was initiated in 2006 and has been in the county process since 2008. But local residents claim they only learned of it late last year. Since then they have been reviewing reports from different agencies, building a Website called Stop Tilden Park and speaking out at Planning Commission meetings.

One of most outspoken residents is Leslie Davis, who lives on Crosswood Drive. She claims the project comes with easement, traffic, drainage, and economic issues. One example of this is that all delivery trucks to the hotel and restaurant would have to use Crosswood Drive. However, that is a private road and no deeded easement agreement has been granted to the developers, nor is one likely to be granted.

A related issue is the amount of traffic that the development would add to Crosswood and Ponderosa. She said the project would add 300 cars a day to Crosswood and 4,455 additional car trips to the interchange at Ponderosa Road and Highway 50. Caltrans has recommended an environmental impact report be completed because of the traffic impacts.

The property includes a wetland, which will remain as open space, but residents believe there are significant drainage issues because of an intermittent creek and underground springs in the area. They believe in time that water seepage may damage any new structures.

Neighbors are also concerned that the new hotel may become home to low-income residents who can’t afford to buy or rent elsewhere as is happening with other hotels in the area that are currently underutilized.

“Our neighborhood is not against development,” said Davis, “but it is zoned for homes and not for all the commercial development they have planned.”

Davis promised that if the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors approve the development, residents will take the issue to court.

The hearing on the project is at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 9.

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