HERE THEY COME......
Bulldozers & Tractors & Trucks, OH MY!!!
Development has started again in Rancho Murieta. This time it's 140 homes by Reynen & Bardis near Riverview Park on the South.
This project was approved by the County Supervisors in 2007, so it's been a long time coming. Three (3) other projects were also approved in 2007. These all currently belong to local developers, which means we soon may have an additional 499 homes! Here is the breakdown:
Riverview 140 (South)
Lakeview 99 (South)
Residences East 99 (North, behind Stonehouse Park)
Residences West 99 (North, behind Stonehouse Park)
Retreats Phase II 62 (North, adjacent to RM Parkway)
Another 499 homes might not sound like much compared to the thousands they are adding up in Folsom and down in Elk Grove, but for our small community of 2600, another 500 is significant.
When the community was first established in 1986 with a buildout estimate of 5,000 homes the average house was listed as having 2 cars. Many had one car and a golf cart. Today, many more homes have well beyond the 2 car average. In fact, it is estimated that most homes have 3-4 vehicles with many at 4+ and a golf cart. With the previous average of 2 cars and approximately 5 service visits each day per household we are talking significant increased traffic in and out of our community. Gardeners, pool service, Amazon, Kamps Propane, mail delivery, garbage service, RMA and CSD workers, housecleaning services, pet groomers, food deliveries, Fed-X, UPS, construction and repair services, etc. DAILY.....TIMES 500!!! It’s a lot of additional traffic, wear and tear on our streets, and intrusion on our tranquility. And, this is just from the development projects that have already been approved.
Remember, there is another application at the Sac County Planning Department from Rancho North Properties for an additional 795 homes (Villages A-H). These would without a doubt encroach on our
open space, trails and lakes, and most certainly affect our water supply, security, and environment. SOLOS continues to pursue strategies to reduce the number of parcels in this proposed project, as well as gain land around our back lakes for a Preserve.
Please help us by encouraging your friends and neighbors to join SOLOS and be ready to join the challenge to save our lakes and open spaces!
Join Us at Lake Calero for:
Sunset with SOLOS
Friday, October 1st
Bring your golf cart or folding chair and favorite beverage. We will have appetizers, desserts, SOLOS merchandise, and pumpkins for the kids. This event is open to everyone. Sundown is estimated at 6:39 so come early for some fabulous photos. Local photographers will be available to take that special photo of you for a small donation to SOLOS. Also come and meet the SOLOS members that are running for the RMA Board.
An extra special opportunity:
For the Sunset with SOLOS event, acclaimed and award-winning local photographer Paul Anderson has donated two of his beautiful, signed, metal framed pictures to be raffled! With a donation of $25 or more to SOLOS you will be entered to win one of these two pieces valued at $600 each!
Please bring a friend to join SOLOS and help us meet our goal of 1500 members by the end of 2021. Make sure they also go to solosrm.org to join!