Notice of preparation for Placer County Rezone Program environmental report available for public review

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AUBURN, Calif. – A notice of preparation for a draft environmental impact report for Placer County’s proposed Housing Element Sites Rezone project is now available  for public review and comment through Nov. 20. 

A public EIR scoping meeting is scheduled Nov. 3 to receive public input.The Housing Needs Rezone Program is part of the county’s 2021-2029 Housing Element, a comprehensive plan aimed at addressing and accommodating Placer County’s housing needs while ensuring equitable access to housing options. State law requires the county implement a rezone program by May 2024 to identify opportunities for multifamily residential development.  

The project currently comprises 74 properties dispersed throughout unincorporated Placer County and totaling approximately 250.1 acres. The sites are generally located in established communities such as the North Auburn, Dry Creek, Bowman, Penryn, Newcastle, Granite Bay, Sheridan and Applegate communities, as well as south of Truckee within the Lake Tahoe region.

Any member of the public seeking more information regarding the project can contact senior planner Kally Kedinger-Cecil at 530-745-3034 or

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