Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:09

Reeder-Sutherland gets 25-year entitlement on Shenandoah Ridge, Zinfandel residential developments

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Amador County – Last week Reeder Sutherland and developers officially received a 25-year entitlement to two of two Plymouth residential subdivisions totaling about 500 single-family homes.

City Manager Jeff Gardner said a development agreement reached between Plymouth and Bob Reeder, Reeder Sutherland president and his partners withstood a 90-day waiting period after approval of the project and annexation into the city, before they received entitlement on the 500 units. He said no challenges were filed.

Gardner said he has been actively working for about seven years on the project with Reeder, and his son-in-law, Stefan Horstchraer. The Shenandoah Ridge and Zinfandel housing developments received Plymouth City Council final approvals last year, and approval by the Amador County Local Agency Formation Commission for its project, environmental work and annexation in March.

He said the 90-day comment period expired June 20 without a protest or challenge. Reeder-Sutherland now has the green light and a 25-year entitlement to do the build-out on their project. Zinfandel designs have 365 homes, and Shenandoah Ridge has 137 homes.

Gardner said Reeder would like to start by 2013 but he thinks it would probably be closer to 2014 because of a lot of work ahead. The developments require engineering, encroachment permits from Caltrans for the Highway 49 corridor, infrastructure and an agreement with Amador Water Agency to get water for projects.

Reeder in past meetings was optimistic that the projects could be built in 10 years. Gardner said the water system was designed for a 4% growth rate. Plymouth has a potable water pipeline connecting the city service lines with AWA’s Tanner treatment plant in Sutter Creek.

The developments’ beginnings would mark the end to a long building moratorium in Plymouth, and end 20-plus years in Plymouth’s drought of “virtually no commercial and no residential development.”

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