New enviro review for Canyon Springs |

New enviro review for Canyon Springs

The developers of Canyon Springs have withdrawn the project’s Environmental Impact Report, choosing to review the subdivision under newer town policy.

The 289-acre development east of Glenshire had been drawing criticism for falling under the town’s old general plan, which many concerned residents felt didn’t properly address current issues, most notably traffic.

At a planning commission meeting Wednesday night originally scheduled to review the completed Environmental Impact Report, Canyon Springs developers instead withdrew the document, taking a number of steps backward in the development process.

“Our message has always tried to be the same ” to build a responsible development,” said Mark Gergen, a Canyon Springs development partner. “As this new issue came up we had to analyze it, but we agreed the responsible thing to do is redo the EIR under the 2025 General Plan.”

The decision was met with applause from Glenshire area and other residents who took the opportunity at the public meeting to raise concerns they hope to be addressed in the revised environmental report.

“Thank you for hearing our request, I think this is a proactive step in listening to the community’s concern,” said Nikki Riley, a Glenshire resident and former planning commissioner.

For more on the story, see Friday’s Sierra Sun.

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