Located west of Roseville, Placer Vineyards is expected to house more than 32,000 people over the next 30-years. But residents like Karen Tajbl told the Placer County Board of Supervisors Monday the project will threaten the web of life connected to wetlands and seasonal ponds.
"We’re concerned about growth in Placer County and there seems to be a kind of disregard for that web when you’re talking about these vernal pools."
Developers plan to do environmental mitigation or replace habitat that’s destroyed. County Supervisor Rocky Rockholm voted for the project. He says it’s environmentally-friendly.
"The plan protects wildlife and enhances natural riparian corridors and keeps wetlands, oak groves and open space intact."
He also noted various smart growth principles, like pedestrian trails and bicycle paths linking parks, shopping areas and public facilities. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the project.