Many Sutter Creek residents even think the project has been scaled back from what was proposed years ago. But that's simply not true. Consider that Gold Rush will
- Have than 1,300 homes, most of which are arranged on the landscape in a typical, large-lot suburban design
- More than double the city's current population in as few as 10 years, per the EIR
- Remove more than 13,000 trees over 400 acres, mostly oaks, including nearly 50 percent of the heritage oaks on the site
- Add more than 13,000 car trips a day to local roads, in an area with some of the worst congestion in the county
- Mass-grade more than 500 acres
The sheer size of this project in relation to the existing town should give everyone pause.
See a meeting schedule and links to Gold Rush documents here.