Specific Plan &
Draft Environmental Impact Report
Copies of the Specific Plan and DEIR are available for viewing:
City of Folsom City Clerk's Office, 50 Natoma St.
Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St.
Folsom Public Library, 1970 Broadstone Parkway
The Final EIR/EIS will be posted after it is completed.
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News Release -- June 30, 2010
Folsom Planning Area Takes Major Step Forward
With release of a draft Specific Plan and a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) this week, the City of Folsom took a significant step in planning for annexation of a 3,600-acre area south of Highway 50.
“The Specific Plan and DEIR set the stage for the City’s review of this long-awaited plan for guiding Folsom’s future growth,” said Mayor Jeff Starksy. “Folsom has adopted strict but reasonable guidelines for our expansion. I look forward to working with the landowners, with our City staff and with Folsom residents to deliver the best annexation plan possible for meeting the future needs of our City.”
The Folsom Planning Area Specific Plan features:
The Specific Plan is consistent with Measure W, approved by Folsom City voters in 2004, minimizing the impact of future development in the planning Area on existing residents, and requiring that the full cost for water, schools and roadways be borne by the new area.
Project planners already have secured an independent source of water from the Natomas Central Mutual Water Co., to be piped from the Sacramento regional water facility in Freeport, at no cost to existing Folsom residents. The water supply also is consistent with Water Forum Agreement principles designed to protect American River flows, to protect groundwater and to retain water within the region.
“We’re excited to move on to the public review portion of this process,” said Ardie Zahedani, speaking on behalf of property owners south of Highway 50. “We think people will be pleased with the steps we’ve taken to make this one of the best land-use proposals ever in the Sacramento region.”
In addition to Measure W and the Water Forum agreement, the proposed expansion complies with the City of Folsom’s public 2005 Visioning Project and the resulting Annexation Concept Plan adopted by the City Council, establishing the land-use vision for the area.
The proposed project also was guided by Smart Growth principles adopted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and SACOG’s Blueprint Plan to lessen environmental impacts of future development through development contiguous to existing urban areas; comprehensive transit and transportation measures; employment and housing balance; and proximity of commercial and other support services to neighborhoods.
Written comments on the DEIR must be postmarked no later than Aug. 16, 2010 and should be sent to Gail Furness de Pardo, City of Folsom Community Development Department, 50 Natoma St., Folsom 95630.
Copies of the Specific Plan and DEIR may be viewed in the City Clerk’s Department at City Hall, 50 Natoma St. and the Folsom Public Library buildings at 411 Stafford S. and 1970 Broadstone Parkway. The documents are also available at www.folsom.ca.us.