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Cal State trustees approve plans for Sacramento State satellite campus in Placer County

March 30, 2020
The campus will be part of a 2,200-acre development called Placer Ranch.

The California State University Board of Trustees has approved plans for a Sacramento State satellite campus in south Placer County.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the campus will be part of the 2,200-acre Placer Ranch development that could bring in more than 19,000 residents to the area.

But opponents of the development say it will worsen traffic and produce unaffordable housing that will contribute to sprawl.

The trustees approved the plan for the Placer Center as well as a donation of 300 acres from developer and philanthropist Eli Broad and his company, Placer Ranch, Inc. The donated land is valued at $27.4 million.

The Sacramento State satellite campus will be situated off Highway 65 within the Sunset Area.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors has partnered with Placer Ranch, Inc., to provide infrastructure for Placer Center, according to university officials. Construction is expected to begin within a few years, but no exact date has been set.

The development area is sandwiched between Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. Critics argue the county hasn't adequately planned for the growth and has rushed the review process.

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