PROPOSED PROJECT: Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Project (PLN19-00187) (State Clearinghouse No. 2007062084)
PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD: February 20, 2020 through April 20, 2020
PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed trail expansion areas are located northeast, east and west of the existing Hidden Falls Regional Park (HFRP), and south of the Bear River in Placer County, approximately 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The County is proposing to expand the HFRP natural-surface, multi-use trail network onto approximately 2,765 additional acres of land owned by the Placer Land Trust (where the County holds trail easement rights), or owned by the County or where the County owns easements. Approximately 30 miles of trails (including existing and proposed trails) within the expansion areas would be added to the 30+/-miles of existing trails within the existing park boundary. Three new parking areas and an additional overflow area within the existing HFRP parking area are also proposed, as well as other amenities such as bridges, overlooks, picnic benches and tables, restrooms, drinking fountains and equestrian amenities.
SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: The Draft SEIR identified potentially significant project impacts with respect to Visual Impacts to Garden Bar Road and increases in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in the Existing Plus Project and Cumulative Plus Project scenarios. These impacts were found to be significant and unavoidable.
PUBLIC MEETINGS: The following public meeting will be held during the public review period to receive comments on the Draft EIR:
March26,2020– 10:00 AM
Placer County Planning Commission
3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, California.
Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.
The Placer County Planning Commission meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.; however, the proposed project is not time certain. Please refer to the meeting agendas at the following link up to 1 week prior to the meetings for updated information: https://www.placer.ca.gov/AgendaCenter/Planning-Commission-53
WHERE DRAFT SEIR MAY BE REVIEWED: The Draft SEIR is available for review during normal business hours at the Auburn Library (350 Nevada Street), Lincoln Library (485 Twelve Bridges Drive), the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency offices in Auburn (3091 County Center Drive) and the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office (2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn). The Draft SEIR is also available online at:
SEND WRITTEN COMMENTS TO: Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, Environmental Coordination Services, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603; or fax (530) 745-3080; or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020.
Comments received during the public review period (February 20, 2020 through April 20, 2020) will be responded to in the Final SEIR.
For more information on the project, please contact Parks Administrator Andy Fisher at (530) 889-6819.
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