Placer County rejects Eaglewood project appeals |

Placer County rejects Eaglewood project appeals

On Monday the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Eaglewood, a 462-home, gated, golf course subdivision that neighbors the more controversial Siller Ranch project.The decision shot down an appeal filed by five environmental groups, which challenged the project because they said it was not part of a comprehensive plan for proper development in the valley.Eaglewood is planned for 475 acres north of Schaffer Mill Road. Sierra Watch, the leader of the environmental groups that appealed the decision, said they are considering litigation against the county’s approval of the project. The project was praised by the Town of Truckee and the Workforce Housing Association of Truckee Tahoe for shouldering its share of employee housing for the area by including 56 affordable units.However, Stefanie Olivieri of the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation, which was part of the appeal, said that the county failed to identify an alternative for the property that did not include a golf course, and that the project cannot be approved because the broader Martis Valley Community Plan is legally inadequate.

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