About the Projects
The City received two applications in fall 2015 from Pappas Gateway, L.P. and Costco Wholesale requesting approval of various Planning permits (referred to as entitlements). If approved, the two interrelated projects would develop the approximate 40 acre property located at the southeastern corner of Bruceville Road and Elk Grove Boulevard.
The designated approving authority for The Ridge is the Planning Commission and the designated approving authority for Costco Wholesale is the City Council.
The Ridge Shopping Center:
The Ridge Shopping Center was approved by the Planning Commission on May 5, 2016. The Ridge Shopping Center encompasses 24 acres of undeveloped property and proposes to develop up to 226,000 square feet of commercial space. Large Major Tenant spaces are planned in the southwestern portion of the Project site, facing Elk Grove Boulevard. The multi-tenant retail building for the three Junior Major tenants is centrally located, providing a visual barrier of the proposed Costco Fueling Center from Bruceville Road. The site plan also includes fourteen individual pad buildings, of which six buildings may include drive-through facilities. The eight remaining pad buildings will house a variety of commercial tenants. Parking has been provided above the minimum Code standards in order to accommodate the greatest flexibility in a given future tenant mix.
Approved Site Plan
As proposed, Costco would develop a 150,000± square foot warehouse store and a 30 pump island fueling facility on approximately 16 acres immediately adjacent to The Ridge Shopping Center. Costco has been designed to effectively be a part of The Ridge Shopping Center with vehicle and pedestrian cross access provided on all sides of the building.
Current Proposed Site Plan
The Ridge Shopping Center was approved by the Planning Commission on May 5, 2016. At the same meeting, the Planning Commission recommended the Costco Wholesale Project for City Council approval.
The Project was presented to the City Council on May 25, 2016. Following public comment and deliberation, the City Council requested that the Project be brought back with some design modifications related to the façade of the building. The Project was rescheduled to a date certain of July 13, 2016.
The Ridge and Costco are proposed on property identified in the City’s General Plan (the long-range master plan for the City) and the Laguna Ridge Specific Plan for commercial-retail development. The property has been zoned “Shopping Center (SC)” Commercial. As such, the City’s review at this stage is on the design (e.g., architecture, landscaping, lighting, amenities) and operation (e.g., screening from adjacent retail, limitation of noise, truck traffic routing) of the proposed shopping center.
Opportunities to Participate
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 13, 2016
City Hall Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way)