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Folsom approves more housing south of Highway 50

The Folsom City Council approved more housing and less commercial development in an expansion area south of Highway 50.

The council voted 4-0 in favor of the revised plan Tuesday night. Councilman Steve Miklos was absent.

The plan has drawn criticism from some residents and water experts because it calls for adding more than 10,000 homes during a drought in which residents must reduce water usage.

The developers and city officials say Folsom has enough water to meet the increased demand, and the city won’t rely on restrictions to serve the new development.

The change approved by the council raised the number of allowed housing units from 10,210 to 10,817. It also reduced the amount of commercial and other business development by one-third, down to 302 acres.