The Roseville Planning Commission Thursday night moved a step closer to opening up 500 acres in the northwest corner of Roseville for future development.
When built out, the Creekview Specific Plan area could include up to 2,000 new homes, according to Stephen Lindbeck, city project planner. The mixed-use plan would potentially house commercial and office space as well as apartments and condominiums.
The planning commission's vote to approve the splitting of the property into 53 large lots creates an official land use map, allowing the property to now be sold piece by piece, according to Chris Burrows, principal planner.
The item was on the commission's consent agenda.
While, the project is still likely years away, the commission's vote offers a peek into the future of the city's long-term housing, parks and open space plans, Burrows said.
The Creekview project area is bordered by the West Roseville Specific Plan on the east and south. It is near the 1,500-acre Al Johnson Wildlife Area, named for the former city manager. Reason Farms formerly grew rice on the now nature preserve.
Located at the corner of Fiddyment Road and Blue Oaks Boulevard, future infrastructure would extend Blue Oaks into the unincorporated area of Placer County, about eight miles from Sutter County.
The city council approved the Creekview Specific Plan in September.
"Well it's not the biggest development in Roseville," Lindbeck said. "But it's a significant chunk of the Northwest Roseville Specific Plan."
Burrows compared the future development to be similar in size to Roseville's Sun City area.
The land still needs to be annexed by the city from the county, Burrows said. It is expected to also go before Placer County's Local Formation Agency Commission soon.