Proposed Town Center apartment complex raises concern among residents
A proposed apartment complex in the heart of the El Dorado Hills Town Center is raising the eyebrows of some within the community as the developer seeks a reduction in park fees.
The 250 unit complex, proposed by the A.G. Spanos Corporation, would be the first of its kind in the area and would be marketed towards smaller families and couples.
But some are concerned the additional population will pose a burden on area parks and facilities without paying a fair share.
Lex Economou, regional vice president of A.G. Spanos, said the apartment complex should not be held to the same standards as traditional housing developments in the region due to the potential occupancy levels of the complex.
“Due to our small unit size, an abundance of studios and one-bedrooms, it is unlikely that we have many families. This is going to help keep our occupant level even lower,” said Economou at a recent El Dorado Hills Community Service District Board of Directors meeting.
Though the project is intended for people interested in studio-style, shopping-centric living; some in the community are concerned about the impact of a possible increase to the population of El Dorado Hills.
“We recently reviewed the CSD Nexus study and our perspective is that there is no fee structure in El Dorado Hills CSD Nexus study that contemplates our project,” said Economou.
Members of the community spoke out against claims the project would have only minor impacts to recreation centers throughout the town.
Lenny Paton, of El Dorado Hills, said the proposed project was too dense for the area and should be scaled down.
“These people want to build 55 units per acre, a 250 unit complex. This will not even fit in Town Center or anywhere in El Dorado Hills. It’s a huge monstrosity,” ...
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