Wednesday May 14 2008
Rocklin project includes Home Depot, Wal-Mart
Loomis Council will meet tonight in response to Lowe's approval
By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, Veterans Memorial Hall
The Loomis Town Council has continued last week's meeting to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. It will take place at Veterans Memorial Hall, not at town hall, the council’s regular meeting place. According to Perry Beck, Loomis town manager, the Rocklin planning commission approved the Lowe's project at their May 20 meeting, leaving the Loomis council to decide whether to accept it or appeal it to the Rocklin council. The Loomis council has only 10 calendar days to respond. Lowe’s is proposing to build on a 12.5-acre parcel located behind the McDonald’s/Chevron Station on Sierra College Boulevard, at the terminus of Granite Drive. Lowe's joins the proposed Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores to be built at Rocklin Crossings as another high-volume, high-density development that threatens Loomis' rural borders. Rocklin Crossings, located on Sierra College Boulevard on the other side of Interstate 80, was approved by the Rocklin planning commission and will be heard by the Rocklin city council at their meeting on May 27. Comments on the Rocklin Crossings environmental report are being drafted by Loomis special counsel Don Mooney and will be sent to Rocklin. Mooney encourages residents to share their concerns directly with the Rocklin council and planning commission by attending their meetings, or sending letters or e-mails. He said the comments then become part of the public record. Veterans Memorial Hall is located at 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840.