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Public input sought on proposed Sports and Event Center

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Placer County is seeking public input on the draft environmental report for the proposed Placer County Sports and Event Center project @the Grounds, formerly known as the Placer County Fairgrounds. A public meeting is set for Sept. 17.

The proposed project is a collaboration between Placer Valley Tourism and Placer County. An initial phase would be a 160,000-square-foot, indoor sports and event center, with the potential for adding a 30,000-square-foot expansion and a 6,000-square-foot culinary building.

The sports and event center facility would host events and tournaments such as volleyball, basketball, martial arts, dance and cheer competitions. The potential culinary building would include a demonstration kitchen, food storage area, meeting rooms, banquet rooms and offices.

The draft EIR is online at placer.ca.gov/ppcsec. It’s also available at the Downtown Roseville Library at 225 Taylor St., Roseville, and the Placer County Real Estate Services Division of Public Works and Facilities at 11476 C Ave., Auburn.

The draft environmental impact report is available for public comment through Oct. 8.

As part of the county's environmental review process, a public hearing on a draft environmental impact report is held to encourage public comment and community participation. The Sept. 17 public meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. @the Grounds’ Johnson Hall, 800 All America City Blvd., in Roseville.

For more information about the project, contact project manager Suzy Vose at 530-886-4950 or svose@placer.ca.gov.

Residents needing special assistive devices at the Sept. 17 meeting should contact Vose at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Comments can also be mailed to the Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities, Real Estate Services Division, Attention: Suzy Vose, Senior Project Manager, 11476 C Ave., Auburn, CA 95603. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 8.