Understanding that Sacramento is a suburban area, the county supervisors just added 20,000 more acres to the suburban land bank, which is very good news, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.
“After seven years of discussion and revisions, Sacramento County supervisors approved a key set of development requirements in about 30 minutes Thursday night.
“Supervisors unanimously approved the general plan update, which is expected to govern development in the county until 2030….
“Standing in front of the three large stacks of bound documents that make up the plan, Leighann Moffitt of the county’s planning division summarized how officials completed the plan that will govern development built in unincorporated areas.
“The county held more than 180 meetings, workshops and hearings on the plan since it was first introduced in 2004, she said….
“In the end, supervisors agreed to open up about 20,000 acres to development, mostly in the rural eastern part of the county.
“The board approved a list of requirements to build in the new areas, and called the agreement a compromise. Yet some environmentalists said it will continue outdated methods of development – leading to sprawl – and some developers said it will create unneeded and costly burdens.”