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2035 General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report Certified August 5 2020

City of Roseville | 2035 General Plan Update | Final Environmental Impact Report (Certified August 5, 2020)

SCH Number 2019080418 

Development in the vicinity of Interstate 80 and State Route 65 consists primarily of relatively large-scale commercial, office, and industrial uses. Single-family residential neighborhoods with some multi-family development occupy the remainder of the Planning Area to the north, west, and east. Residential development in the vicinity of Interstate 80, near the southern Planning Area boundary, consists of older single-family homes on relatively small to medium sized lots, interspersed with commercial development, parks, and schools.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) – Country Acres Solar Project – Draft Environmental Impact Report • September 2022

SCH Number 2021110307

Country Acres Solar Project

The Country Acres Solar Project includes construction and operation of a PV solar power and battery storage facility and interconnection facilities, including a generation substation, switch station, and interconnection lines, that would provide new power production capacity of up to 344 MW delivered at the point of interconnection with the electrical grid managed by SMUD. The project site would generally be comprised of PV solar modules, foundation piles, racking, direct current (DC) collection, alternative current (AC) collection, fencing, roads, inverters, medium voltage transformers, an interconnection line between the generation substation and switch station, battery storage equipment, and interconnection lines to the existing SMUD transmission system. At the end of the project’s life (anticipated to be 30 to 35 years), the project and its assets would be decommissioned; however, SMUD may retain the substation, switching station, and battery storage facilities. Primary access to the project site during construction and operation would be provided by existing, or newly constructed, paved, graveled, or dirt roads and/or driveways extending to the project site from Baseline Road, South Brewer Road, and Phillip Road. Within the solar field and interconnection facility areas, limited grading may be used to prepare the site for post and PV modules installation. Grading would be minimized to the extent feasible within the solar array and would be consistent with the setback requirements. Grading will likely be required for the proposed battery energy storage system (BESS) yard, generation substation, and switching station. The duration of construction is anticipated to last between 18 months and 2 years. The construction workforce (with an expected average of 177 and a peak of 650 construction workers) is expected to arrive at the project site between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and leave the site between approximately 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for most of the project construction period. Materials would generally be delivered outside of the peak morning and afternoon traffic hours to the extent feasible and would be delivered to the designated receiving area. SMUD anticipates that the Board of Directors would consider the project at a hearing in February 2023 and that permit applications would be submitted to regulatory agencies to prepare for project construction in 2023. SMUD anticipates the project would become operational in 2024 or 2025.

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Roseville Industrial Park Project at Phillip Road Site

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Roseville Industrial Park Project at Phillip Road Site

Project Location: 6382 Phillip Road, Roseville, CA

The Phillip Road Site is located at 6382 Phillip Road and includes approximately 241 acres of undeveloped grazing land in the northwest corner of Roseville, in Placer County. The project site, which is currently owned by the City, is predominantly flat with some sparsely vegetated, low hills. Pleasant Grove Creek traverses the property in an eastwest direction, bisecting the site into a north and south parcel. Due to previous farming activities at the project site, the original hydrology/drainage has been modified over 70+ years. The southern portion of the site was used more recently for flood control purposes (constructed channel).

Of the total 241 acres, 176.5 acres are considered developable with approximately 6.6 acres for Blue Oaks Boulevard and Phillip Road extensions/widening. The remaining 57.9 acres are composed of approximately 13.6 acres of the Pleasant Grove Creek Floodplain and Pleasant Grove Creek Bypass Channel, approximately 21.6 acres of undevelopable land northwest of the future Placer Parkway, and approximately 22.7 acres for the planned Placer Parkway alignment. (The future Placer Parkway, a planned regional facility, would connect Highway 65 in Placer County to Highway 99 in Sutter County, providing an alternate highway to Interstate 80.)

The project site’s Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) is 017-101-008-000. The existing General Plan land use designation for the project site is Public/Quasi-Public, which primarily allows for municipal and governmental facilities. The project site is also zoned as Public/Quasi-Public (P/QP), which establishes areas for municipal, governmental, or public facilities.

The project site is within an area of City-owned property known as Reason Farms. The Al Johnson Wildlife Area is located to the northwest of the site and is part of an area planned to accommodate the City’s stormwater Regional Retention facility and potential recreation uses. Agricultural uses are located to the west along the southern portion of the site. To the east, immediately adjacent to the project site, is the Creekview Specific Plan area (adopted by the City in 2011), which is planned to accommodate approximately 2,000 residential units. To the south, along the southern edge of the project site, is the future extension of Blue Oaks Boulevard and the West Roseville Specific Plan area (adopted by the City in 2004), which is 65 percent built out, and includes 10,479 residential units, parks, open space, and commercial uses.

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