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New City Hall: Environmental and Traffic Impact Report Released

Paper stackOver 800 pages of documents were released for public review this week, as part of the City’s proposed plan to move City Hall to Antelope Road and allow a 68,000 square feet medical building to be built in its place.

The documents include a detailed assessment of environmental and traffic impacts at the new hall’s proposed location, as well as the medical office building location at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.

Environmental assessment portions of the documents make up nearly 700 pages, while the traffic study portion details the findings of Fehr & Peers in a 47-page report, with an additional 110 pages of appendices. Among other findings, the study determined that a new traffic light would be necessary if the new hall were to be built on Antelope Road, between Mariposa Avenue and Auburn Boulevard.

The Citrus Heights Planning Division included a statement along with the documents which indicated the proposal would require the City to amend its General Plan in order to change the land use designation from “public use” to “general commercial” on a portion of the proposed medical building site. The statement also said the City would need to amend its zoning code in order to allow public buildings at the residential-zoned Antelope Road site.

Interested parties and agencies are encouraged by the City to review the report and provide comments during the public review period which will continue until July 11, with documents available for viewing online at the City’s website, or in person at City Hall’s public counter.

Following the public review period, the Planning Commission will consider the building proposals on July 9, and the City Council will take the matter up at its July 24 meeting.

Additional Information:

Full report available at:

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing to:

Colleen McDuffee, Planning Manager
City of Citrus Heights
6237 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Upcoming meetings:

July 9, 2014 7:00 PM
Planning Commission Public Hearing
Location: City Council Chambers
7117 Greenback Lane

July 24, 2014 7:00 PM
City Council Public Hearing
Location: City Council Chambers
7117 Greenback Lane

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