Local NIMBY Group has Filed Suit to Stop Future Gas Station Development Plans by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

-- A rendering of the proposed Shingle Springs Village --

The suit contends that El Dorado County fell far short of conducting an adequate environmental review for a two-phase development called Shingle Springs Village by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The first phase is a gas station, car wash and convenience store of about 5,000 square feet at Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive...

But the second phase, near the first, would go farther. Roger Trout, the county’s development services director, said the tribe envisions a general commercial area of retail, restaurants, an entertainment venue and a hotel with 80 rooms. Total square footage of that phase would be about 100,000 square feet over several buildings...

The county processed encroachment and utility permits for both phases, with some environmental review. According to the suit, however, a full environmental impact report should be done for both phases rather in piecemeal...
 
Trout said earlier this week he hadn’t seen the suit. But he pointed out the second phase of Shingle Springs Village is entirely theoretical at this point rather than a formal project to be built...

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