Update - Tilden Park Hotel project

Post date: May 4, 2015 5:44:48 AM

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The Tilden Park Hotel project is once again showing activity and we are sharing this information to keep the community aware of its status.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved an increase in the contracted amount to pay a consultant to perform a Draft Focused Environmental Impact Report for the Tilden Park Hotel project. This was not unusual - many projects require an increase in the amount allocated for their Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Tilden Park Hotel project EIR will focus only on traffic and will not address all of the impacts of the project. The decision to perform a Focused EIR on traffic only was made by County Staff in 2012. Here is the statement that I made at the Board meeting regarding the increase in consultant spending:

"I made a comment a couple weeks ago when the Marble Valley and Lime Rock consultant agreements were on the Consent Calendar, so I thought it was only fair to make a similar comment about the Tilden Park agreement that is on the Consent Calendar today. This particular developer is out of state in North Carolina. His project is outside of the General Plan and requires a General Plan Amendment. I ask that you remind him that spending thousands of dollars on the environmental process is a risk and that it in no way guarantees nor influences approval of the project."

Please stay engaged in what is happening in our community and be ready to submit comments about projects that are beyond the capabilities of our current road infrastructure and will be allowing higher density contrary to the existing community's expected development pattern.

If you would like more information about the Tilden Park Hotel project, please visit this website: www.StopTildenPark.com

Lori Parlin on behalf of the

Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park

Keeping Shingle Springs Rural