Meeting to plan the San Stino development

Post date: Jun 30, 2013 11:35:46 PM

Dear Shingle Springs residents and supporters,

You have been asking for an opportunity to tell the developer what you want on the 645 acres of the proposed San Stino project. You now have your chance! The San Stino developer has hired MIG urban planners to facilitate a meeting to get your input on what you want on the 645 acres.

Remember that this land is designated for low-density residential parcels (5 and 10 acres), which would mean that no more than 129 houses should be built on that land in keeping with the General Plan and surrounding community of low density parcels. The Board of Supervisors is not obligated to grant the developer with a General Plan Amendment for higher densities. Shingle Springs Community Alliance and No San Stino have been advocating that, if the land is to be developed, the existing General Plan land use designations be honored which would result in no more than 129 homes on the 645 acres. The San Stino Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will include a "no project" alternative, which means leaving the existing General Plan and zoning in place. We have been told that the workshop will also explore whether other alternatives can be designed preserving rural character that the community could possibly support as an environmentally superior preferred alternative to San Stino's current plan.

Please attend this meeting and tell the developer what you want on this land:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Workshop: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Discovery Hills Evangelical Free Church***

4270 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs, CA 95682

***The Discovery Hills Church makes its facilities available for use at its discretion and is not associated in any manner with the developer or the San Stino project.

We encourage you to go to the meeting and say what it is about "rural character" that matters most to you and describe what it looks like in the landscape of those parcels. Be skeptical. Ask hard questions.

Please spread the word and tell friends and neighbors.

If you are not able to attend the meeting but want to provide input, please put your name and address on your input and email it to us at or mail it to us at P.O. Box 1581, Shingle Springs, CA 95682, and we will turn in your results for you.

Thank you.