Latest local news briefs include an update on the medical office building project on Greenback Lane, a new Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard, controversy over a planning commission appointment, and an update on Watt Communities’ proposed 261-unit development.
Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights featured on Good Day Sacramento
A new Hawaiian restaurant that moved from Folsom to Citrus Heights in December was featured Saturday morning on Good Day Sacramento. Ben’s Huli Huli Chicken & Hawaiian Cafe opened last month at 7967 Auburn Blvd. in the Grand Oaks Shopping Center, and features Hawaiian-style BBQ that’s already earned 4.5-out-of-5 stars on Yelp. In a prior interview on Fox40, owner Kit Syn explained “the secret” to his moist meats is an overnight marinade. Most menu items run $5-10, with several entrees priced in the $11-12 range. (Watch Good Day interview)
Mayor: medical office building will reportedly begin construction soon
In an update during Thursday’s city council meeting, Mayor Jeff Slowey said a letter had recently been sent to the city by a Dignity Health representative reaffirming their commitment to working with the city to construct a three-story medical office building at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. Although the project has yet to break ground nearly two years after being approved in March 2015, the mayor said a finalized lease agreement between Dignity Health and the city is expected to be signed next week, with a groundbreaking ceremony soon to follow. He said there were “a couple of changes in the program” that dragged out the process and required attorney involvement, but he did not elaborate on what the changes were.
City seeks bids for environmental review of proposed 261-unit development
In a posting on the city website earlier this month, the city announced it is seeking proposals from consultants to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) associated with Watt Communities’ proposed 261-unit development off Arcade Drive. Preparing an EIR is a necessary step required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires that state and local agencies “disclose and evaluate the significant environmental impacts of proposed projects and adopt all feasible mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate those impacts,” according to the state attorney general’s office. The deadline listed to submit bids is Feb. 17, with the process often taking several months to one year to complete.
Council rejects Daniels’ nominee, appoints two new members to planning commission
On Thursday, Citrus Heights council members appointed 2016 council contender Marcel Weiland and former planning commissioner Jack Duncan to the city’s influential seven-member planning commission. With four seats up for appointment, the council also voted to re-appoint Christy Decelle to serve another term on the commission — but rejected a nomination attempt by Councilman Bret Daniels, who sought to give 2006 council contender James Remick a seat on the commission. (Full story coming next week).
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Latest local news briefs include an update on the medical office building project on Greenback Lane, a new Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard, controversy over a planning commission appointment, and an update on Watt Communities' proposed 261-unit development.
Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights featured on Good Day Sacramento--
A new Hawaiian restaurant that moved from Folsom to Citrus Heights in December was featured Saturday morning on Good Day Sacramento. Ben's Huli Huli Chicken & Hawaiian Cafe opened last month at...
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