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Eight more affordable units planned for Schaffer’s Mill

Eight more affordable housing units are coming to Schaffer’s Mill, a 475-acre development located in Martis Valley, after Placer County supervisors this month approved a new plan for the remaining development on the site.

The development was originally approved in 2004 under the name Eaglewood. It includes 462 residential units. Of those, 218 were single-family homes and 196 units were single-family attached town homes. Eight of those town homes were restricted as moderate-income units. Additionally, the development has 48 affordable housing units.

In 2017 the developers made a workforce housing agreement with the county agreeing to make the eight moderate-income units affordable, which the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 11 approved.

“The county recognized that affordable housing was in dire need,” said Stacy Wydra, senior planner for Placer County. “They agreed that they would make the eight units affordable as well.”

She added that funding for the units has since been secured and the developers must break ground by September 2021.

The original plan included an 18-hole golf course, a 30,000 square-foot clubhouse, a maintenance facility and on-site trails. The new plan will also relocate the Golf Course Maintenance and Operations Facility from the 1.4-acre site at the center of the development to a 2.12-acre site along Schaffer Mill Road.

“The intent is to break ground this year,” said Walter Auerbach of Auerbach Engineering Corp., which represents New Martis Partners, owners of the development. “Where exactly we’ll break ground, whether it’s on the side or on the road or utilities, we’re still working on that.”

Since the 2004 approval 328 lots have been recorded — 234 single-family homes and 94 town homes.

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or hjones@sierrasun.com.

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