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Big crowd but Placer supes put off Penryn apartment appeal decision

AUBURN CA - Red ‘stop’ signs on signs and red-shirted opponents to the 150-unit Orchards at Penryn apartment proposal were abundant Thursday at an appeal hearing in front of th ...

150-unit Penryn residential complex passes Placer planning panel test

AUBURN CA - A divided Placer County Planning Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to approve the controversial Orchard at Penryn project. The decision signals an appeal to the Board of S ...

Rural community-center wrangles to be heard by Placer planning panel

Agricultural-zoned landowners seeking ?community center? status for private parties and other functions under Placer County zoning regulations are being bumped up a notch to the pl ...

Environmentalists sue Placer County, Tahoe planning agency over Homewood ski resort plans

Homewood Mountain Resort’s owners, the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency see plans for the ski resort’s expansion as the promise of an e ...

Homewood resort plans spark controversy, appeal to Placer supes

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors will be weighing an avalanche of opinion when the panel meets Dec. 6 to sort out both sides in a heated debate over the Homewood Mountain res ...

150-unit Orchard housing development tapped for Penryn

In the development stage with Placer County for the past four years, the 150-unit Orchard at Penryn housing project goes before the planning commission Thursday for a public hearin ...

Simmering controversy over low-income apartments in Bowman to continue

The Placer County Board of Supervisors granted some breathing room Tuesday in a dispute over a controversial 64-unit affordable housing development on Silver Bend Way in Bowman. ...

Judge: Chevreaux’s Meadow Vista asphalt plant permit valid

Meadow Vista residents opposed to an asphalt plant at Chevreaux Aggregates have been steam-rollered again – this time by a Placer County superior court judge. Judge Charles Wach ...

Shakeup at Placer County development agency follows building bust

Placer County’s building downturn is giving the hard-hit Community Development Resources Agency a new look that could save the county $125,000. The net savings will come from do ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...