Folsom Ranch – Folsom, CA
Folsom Ranch – Coming To Folsom in
It’s a rare community that can be planned from the ground up — with the opportunity to design a nearly perfect place to live and work. Folsom Ranch is such a locale.
Right in the middle will be a vibrant “village core” with all the assets that make small towns so appealing.
Nearly 8,000 new jobs are expected here at buildout, a perfect balance with the housing numbers, according to economic experts.
This is the area’s true prize. A full 30 percent of the site, not including parks, will be left in its natural state.
The area will feature two large community parks and smaller parks accessible to every neighborhood.
HOUSING AND SCHOOLS
About 10,000 homes will be built and a public high school, middle school and five more elementary schools will be added.
At no costs to existing Folsom residents, the landowners have footed the entire bill to bring water to the south area.
Folsom Ranch – Coming Soon to a Folsom Near You.
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FOLSOM RANCH: INFRASTRUCTURE AND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BEGIN
Placerville Road from Highway 50 to White Rock Road is scheduled to be closed for 30 days starting Wednesday, May 3. Scott Road will be available as a detour. This work marks the start of an 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements south of Highway 50 in the Folsom Plan Area.
More details on the Folsom Plan Area are available at http://folsomranch.com/
The 3,520-acre plan area was annexed into the City of Folsom in 2012. This spring and summer, construction activities will include infrastructure and safety improvements such as water, sewer, streets and utilities. An east-west connector will be built between Scott Road and Placerville Road, eventually running parallel to Highway 50, similar to Iron Point Road to the north. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District will build a substation to serve the area with electrical power. Traffic safety and detour signs have been posted for the current work.
The construction was delayed almost a month because of rain. On the current schedule, Placerville Road will be closed between Highway 50 and White Rock Road from the first week of May until the first week of June. When it reopens, Scott Road is scheduled to be closed between the eastbound Highway 50 off-ramp to White Rock Road until the end of the year. A portion of the new road, Alder Creek Parkway, will connect Scott Road and Placerville Road, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer.
Planned in accordance with Measure W, a ballot measure passed by Folsom voters, land owners were required to secure an independent water supply for the plan area, provide transportation improvements to mitigate traffic impacts, preserve 30 percent of the land as natural open space, and allow for new schools, all at no cost to existing Folsom residents. The plan that met those requirements was adopted by the Folsom City Council in 2012.
The plan area was the subject of a visioning process instituted by the City of Folsom with hundreds of residents at dozens of public hearings addressing a range of issues including land use, open space, transportation, and financing. Their recommendations resulted in scenarios reviewed by the Folsom City Council in 2005, which ultimately evolved into the design adopted by the city seven years later.
The first homes are expected to be completed at Folsom Ranch (the portion of the site west of Placerville Road) in 2018 and at Russell Ranch (east of Placerville Road to the county line) in 2019.
Highlights of the plan area include more than 500 contiguous acres of oak woodlands, 1,035 acres of open space, 138 acres of community parks, a vibrant town center, new homes, transit improvements to mitigate traffic impacts from the plan area, up to 8,000 high quality jobs, and a new high school, middle school and elementary schools.
Stay up-to-date on the upcoming activities south of Highway 50 by visiting http://folsomranch.com/, the Folsom Plan Area section of the City of Folsom website at http://www.folsom.ca.us/FolsomPlanArea, or by calling the project information hotline at (916) 790-9220.
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