West Placer Growth: Regional University Specific Plan moves forward
The plan includes Christian University and mixed-use development
The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved revisions to the university’s defining regional plan, continuing its commitment to providing much-needed housing, employment, higher education, and recreation to West Placer.
The university’s specific regional plan of 1,157 acres is divided into two components: the university plan and the community plan. The combined plan consists of a mixed-use development of 973 plots, a private four-year university, commercial/retail space, neighborhood park, fire station, public elementary school, open spaces, and accompanying infrastructure.
At least 10% of the homes built will be within the community portion of the development Affordable housing.
“This has been a rigorously vetted project over a long period of time in the county, and it’s another step closer to reality.”
Robert Wiegandt, District 2 Superintendent
Roseville’s western boundary
The university’s regional property, located south of Pleasant Grove Creek between Brewer Road and the western border of Roseville, was purchased in 2021 by hIllsdale collegea Michigan-based private university doing business for the project as HC Real Estate Holdings Inc.
Roads and tracks, housing construction, and commercial development will precede private university construction, which will be funded—at least in part—by home sales.
Approved revisions to the set plan were relatively minor, including moving the proposed fire station and reconfiguring the park space to make way for a sewer lift station stand. Remodeling will not reduce the size of the garden. The Placer County Planning Commission They voted unanimously to recommend changes for consideration by the Board of Directors on October 27.
The planned campus will consist of 600 acres and can accommodate 6,000 students with 800 professors and staff. The campus will also include institutional facilities, 1,155 student residences, a faculty retirement village, athletic facilities and open spaces.
The university’s regional plan and accompanying environmental impact report were first approved by the Board of Directors in 2008 and have undergone a variety of revisions. Several universities had expressed interest in partnering with previous developers on the site prior to Hillsdale’s recent commitment to purchase and develop the land.
The next step in the process is for Hillsdale to partner with a home builder to begin construction. No start date has been set.