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Planning Commissioners Question Rincon Del Rio

Nevada County Planning Commissioners would like to get some more information about the Rincon Del Rio continuing care retirement community planned for the south county.      Developers Carol and Jim Young presented the final Environmental Impact Report  of the project yesterday that calls for development of a 215 acre site on four parcels near the Bear River.  Build out would include  345 attached and detached living units on a 40 acre envelope with 170 acres left open space with  recreation  opportunities.

Rincon Del Rio would be built out in 8  phases.  The first phase would include 77 cottages and duplexes, deliver NID water,  and install pipe for  waste-water hookup to the treatment  plant at Lake of the Pines.   There is an assisted living and medical component to Rincon Del Rio that would allow residents to age in place.  But Commissioner Suzanne Smith noted that element would not be available until phase 7 is built, 15 years into the porject.
click to hear Suzanne Smith

Dale Creighton, the principal at SCO Engineering and planner of the project says 70 percent occupancy is  required before the next phase could be started.
click to hear Dale Creighton

Rincon Del Rio would be open to seniors 55 and older and Commissioner Smith noted  traffic may be heavier than projected in the EIR.
click to hear Suzanne Smith

Rincon-Del-Rio-outside-prot Traffic is also an issue for    residents like Marty Mortensen who live on the adjacent  5 acre Lake of the Pines Ranchos.
click to hear Marty Mathesen

Many people like Lake of the Pines Resident Morgan Stoltz support the Rincon Del Rio Project.
click to hear Morgan Stoltz

Rincon Del Rio is anticipated to generate $1.7 million dollars  annually for Nevada County  and provide  jobs.  Nevada County Planning   Commissioners   will reconvene on Feb. 14th to continue examination of the Rincon Del Rio application.    Then  a final approval of the project would be required by the Board of Supervisors.

2 Comments

January 26, 2013

Chris Higgins

This is the wave of the future and a model of successful senior communities being built across the country. Seniors need a central living environment which tackles many of the obstacles we face today to live at home, with the necessary essentials at our disposal with out the hindrances of location,mobility and isolation. We need to embrace this concept as it may be ourselves and family that benefit most.

January 29, 2013

Pat Seeley

CCRC Developments as Carol and Jim Young are proposing are a wonderful way for Seniors to live out the last years of their lives. Please go to the AARP web site and read about CCRCs. They are very expensive. As per AARPs website, entrance fees can range from a buy in of 100,000.00 to a Million dollars. Then the monthly fees can range from 3,000 to 5,000.00 dollars. CCRCs are suppose to be full care for the rest of your life.
At the Planning Commission meeting it was brought up that the Rincon Del Rio CCRC will not have Skilled Nursing on site. The Senior when they get to this point will have to go else where.
The Rincon Del Rio CCRC will not have facilities for Seniors except housing for years. It will not be until phase 7 as noted by Suzanne Smith.
As a local resident close to the Rincon Del Rio project I object to the Young's getting multiple exceptions for a project that is not as advertised.
Exceptions to the General Plan, Zoning, and the list goes on. You can inform yourself at Mynevadacounty.com.
The Young's property is surrounded by 5 acre parcels and is very rural.
The CCRCs in California are located near city centers and have skilled Nursing for their Seniors.
This project is located in a very rural part of South Nevada County 10 miles to Auburn and 20 to Grass Valley.
It should be built close to a City Center to better serve our Senior's.

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