Plan Would Change Rural Elverta

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The so-called Elverta Specific Plan includes nearly 5,000 housing units along with schools, parks and retail in about 1,700 acres.

Peter Ukovich with the Hodgson Company which represents the developers says it’ll help serve a growing population.

"We feel that our plan is fairly comprehensive. Hopefully the Board of Supervisors will agree with us and understand the importance and value that we’re adding to the community."

But some current Elverta residents, like Deborah Byrne, say the plan doesn’t do a good job of addressing quality-of-life issues. 

"The two biggest concerns of the community are drainage and traffic."

Byrne says there would be a lot of traffic imposed on the existing community without any road improvements.

The plan must still go before the full Board of Supervisors. That could happen in about three months.