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New construction underway along border of Citrus Heights

Construction of a new senior apartment complex can be seen at 12057 Fair Oaks Blvd. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
Construction framing on the eastern city limits of Citrus Heights can be seen as drivers travel along Fair Oaks Boulevard, between Madison Avenue and Greenback Lane.

City records show the construction is for a low-income, 110-unit senior living complex at 12057 Fair Oaks Blvd. The Citrus Heights Planning Commission unanimously gave the 4.95-acre project the green light in 2019 amid opposition from some residents, with final approval from the City Council in January 2020.

Architect Craig Miers, who is listed as the contact name for the project in official documents, referred questions on Tuesday to Samuel Stamas with the Roseville-based Stamas Corporation. A response was not received by press time on Wednesday.

Plans filed with the City of Citrus Heights show 42 one-bedroom units and 68 two-bedroom units are being built at the site, along with a 2,300-square-foot community room. Plans show buildings will be a mix of one, two and three story designs, with architecture featuring ranch-style roof pitches.

A total of 107 parking spots for the 110 units are also included, which raised concern during prior public hearings. Planning commissioners approved the plan with a reduced number of parking spots, based on a staff recommendation that said the developer had sufficiently demonstrated without the concession the project would not have been “economically feasible.”

Objections to the project included concerns with increased traffic, removal of healthy trees, complaints about density and limited parking spots planned, the three-story design, location of garbage containers and cut-through traffic, The Sentinel reported in 2019. A planning commissioner at the time said several of the concerns were addressed by the developer during the planning phase.

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