Update: San Stino's Mill Creek project

posted Oct 25, 2015, 11:49 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Oct 25, 2015, 12:00 PM ]
Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA) members met with the San Stino developer and confirmed the information posted on the No San Stino Facebook page: www.facebook.com/no.sanstino.  A summary of that information is below.  The project is being rebranded as Mill Creek, and we will refer to it as San Stino's Mill Creek project.  We will be working to bring you more detailed information and to keep you informed of meeting dates and action plans.

San Stino's Mill Creek project summary

Illustrative Plan of 633 parcels (click here for larger image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XRnY5cG5MR3hBUWc/view?usp=sharing)


The land is currently zoned for a total of 101 lots:
46 5-acre lots on 229.3-acre parcel #090-220-05, -24: Estate Residential Five (RE-5) Acre District
28 5-acre lots on 142.5 acre parcel #090-380-19, -02: Estate Residential Five (RE-5) Acre District
27 10-acre lots on 273.4 acre parcel #090-190-10: Exclusive Agricultural (AE) District
101 total

In contrast, the developer is proposing 633 lots: 
225 0.29-acre lots (average lot size), which is approximately 4 houses per acre
161 0.36-acre lots (average lot size), which is approximately 3 houses per acre
126 0.46-acre lots (average lot size), which is approximately 2 houses per acre
93 0.69-acre lots (average lot size), which is more than 1 house per acre
27 1.27-acre lots (average lot size) 
1 6.01-acre lot for an off-site community farm between Buckeye and Mother Lode Roads (at top of map)
633 total

This revised plan is still too large of a project for Shingle Springs.  The increased light pollution, noise pollution, and traffic congestion will have negative impacts on Shingle Springs.  Shingle Springs residents made it very clear last year that it would like a compatible project developed on this land, such as the equestrian Greenstone Country development:  http://www.buyhorseproperties.com/greenstone/

Please stay engaged and active in the process.  Let's continue working together to protect our vision of a rural community of homes and ranches on acreage.