Property in Sacramento County’s Vintage Park area once considered a prospective church site is being eyed for development of up to 81 single-family homes.
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved changing the general plan designation for 17.89 acres on the south side of Vintage Park Drive, west of Bradshaw Road, from medium-density residential use to low-density residential. Final approval to rezone the parcel for a single-family housing development is scheduled for Dec. 6.
The property is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. Kevin Eckery, spokesman for the diocese, said the property was purchased from developer Harry Elliott 15 to 20 years ago as a potential church site. Since then, a church for the St. Maria Goretti Parish was built on Bradshaw Road in Elk Grove, and the diocese has determined that the Vintage Park property is too close to other parishes to warrant constructing a church there.
The diocese applied for the general plan amendment and rezoning with the intent to sell the property to a developer. Eckery said community meetings were held with Vintage Park residents, who expressed a preference for single-family homes, in keeping with their neighborhood.
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Eckery said there are no prospective buyers, and the diocese will wait until the rezoning is approved before placing the property on the market.