Environmental report on proposed Citrus Heights city hall, medical building project available for review

The draft environmental impact report on a proposal to relocate Citrus Heights’ city hall and construct a medical office building on the current civic center site has been released for public review and comment.

The document will be the subject of a Jan. 14 hearing before the city Planning Commission.

The project calls for demolishing all city buildings on the civic center site, except the police department, to allow Dignity Health to construct a three-story medical office building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. A new city hall building would be constructed on property north of the post office on Fountain Square Drive. The city proposes to purchase the 10.9-acre parcel that extends along the east side of Fountain Square Drive to Stock Ranch Road.

The draft EIR is available at www.citrusheights.net/327/Environmental.Documents, or may be viewed during business hours at City Hall, 6237 Fountain Square Drive, or the Sylvan Library, 6700 Auburn Blvd. The document is also available free of charge on CD at City Hall. A hard copy may be purchased for $38.

Comments on the document may be made during the Jan. 14 Planning Commission hearing, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 7117 Greenback Lane. Written comments may be submitted via email to planning@citrusheights.net, or mailed or delivered to city of Citrus Heights, Planning Division, 6237 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights 95621. Comments are due by Jan. 26.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.