Property owners at the northern end of Natomas are once again exploring development possibilities with a new master plan.
County Supervisors have received a development plan for the Natomas North Precinct, 5,700 acres of rice farmland located west of East Levee road, between Elkhorn Boulevard and the Sutter County line. By acreage, the development would be about half residential; 1,500 acres would be low-density residential, and another 808 acres would be medium-density residential.
There would also be about 700 acres of commercial development, with the largest portion of 156 acres designated as a “commerce district” creating more than 7,000 jobs.
In addition to the residential and commercial areas, North Precinct would have a bit over 1,900 acres of parks and open space.
Of particular interest to the Rio Linda/Elverta community, is the possibility that the new development could be taken out of the Rio Linda/Elverta Recreation and Parks District.
The RLERPD boundaries currently encompass the plan area.
As the lead agency for the Natomas North Precinct Master Plan Project, Sacramento County has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is the appropriate California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document to evaluate the environmental consequences of the Project. Sacramento County published a Notice of Preparation on April 28, 2016. In order to provide additional opportunities for agencies and members of the public to comment on the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR, a public scoping meeting will be held.
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Date: May 16, 2016
Location: South Natomas Community Center
2921 Truxel Road
Sacramento, CA 95833
County planning director Leighann Moffitt said interest in developing areas south of the Sutter County line actually began over a decade ago as part of the Natomas Vision plan. The most serious recent talks with landowners, in 2008, included both sides of Highway 99 north of Sacramento’s city limits.
Moffitt said at one time, the city of Sacramento was working with the county to determine whether those areas should eventually be annexed to the city. But landowners, frustrated by what they saw as the city being too slow, eventually got county planners to take the lead instead, Moffitt said. Since then, the city has largely left the issue to the county.
More information can be found on the Sacramento County Planning web site.