Update on the Bradshaw Apartments

Update 06/30/2019

We had a well attended meeting with the owner/developer. He received a lot of of feedback, and answered all the questions we asked. He’s definitely willing to listen to the community. Please continue to

As a result of some our concerns, there were some proposed revisions which you can download and review.

Updated building plans 1

Updated building plans 2

There is also the possibility of adding a concrete barrier on the north side of the property. It may be similar to this photo.

Finally, we are developing a mailing list for residents that want to stay informed about the latest updates. To take part, send an and let us know. 

The owner of the property will be at the June 25th BRECA meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Cordova Library to hear feedback from the community. This property is located along Folsom Blvd, just west of Bradshaw Road. It’s behind the businesses at 9555 Folsom Blvd.

Artist Rendering

He writes:

The property has been completely redesigned and the buildings have been changed. The current buildings have been designed in a way where we could place them with out the apartments units balconies directly overlooking the houses, most of the units in the current design will preserve the privacy of our single family neighbors. 

We are entitled to 3 deviations from the development standards in addition to complete deviation from parking standards of Sacramento county zoning code.

We have chosen to use the deviations to deviate from: 

  • the height limit of 2 stories in the Folsom Blvd SPA
  • rear yard setback for 2 story building
  • front yard setback of 20 feet

The current design shows for 65 apartment units and 1 managers office. 10% of all the units will be dedicated to low income families, 50% below average median income.

To preserve the privacy of the rear neighbors, we will be planting trees in the rear of the property, in purpose to provide tree screening. The redesign of the buildings and planting trees recommended by our Landscape architect with experience of 30+ years will preserve the privacy of our neighbors in the rear of our property. 

Our number one goal is to provide a design where we would add value to the neighborhood, be able to provide the housing needs of Sacramento county residence, and to be able to bring residents to near by businesses, where they could thrive and open great businesses in the area. As you are aware the Folsom blvd does have a lot of retail commercial properties. We see this property to be a great location for a dense multifamily property, due to it being in very close proximity to light rail station and near retail properties, where the residents could walk to businesses in close proximity. This great foot traffic to near by businesses will bring a lot economic benefits to the retail properties in the area, where they are struggling with vacancies. The single family homes in the rear would have a good secured gated complex in the rear of their property, this would contribute positively to their security and safety, also  beneficial to their homes value. 

Artist Rendering

Download the current building plans.

Download the tree list.


Starthistle Eradication Saturday June 8th

When: Saturday June 8th, 9 – 11 am.

Where: Gristmill – Sign in table will be in the Gristmill parking lot. (Entrance off 9513 Mira Del Rio Dr)

Pick up your complimentary water and a snack, sponsored by BRECA.

Please remember to wear sturdy shoes, long pants and gloves, as well as hat and sunscreen.

Please help with removal of this invasive species. Your annual efforts have significantly reduced the spread of star thistle in the Gristmill area. Now is a good time to pull this weed. It pulls out readily and can be tossed back onto the ground. No need to bag it.

Thank you for helping keep Gristmill and the American River Parkway beautiful!

Folsom Blvd Repaving Project (Butterfield to Bradshaw) – Update

BRECA received an update from Supervisor Don Nottoli’s office on January 9, 2019 that we wanted to share with the community. We talked about this during our January Steering Committee meeting, but I want to share the contents of the email we received for the benefit of those who were not able to attend that meeting.

Below is a copy of the information that BRECA received from Supervisor Nottoli’s office:

Thank you for your correspondence earlier this summer regarding needed road repairs and the plans for repaving Folsom Boulevard, west of Bradshaw Road.  I regret the delay in not getting back to you sooner, but have been awaiting more current information as to the proposed limits and scope for the work to be performed in the coming months.

It is readily apparent the pavement in this area is in a deteriorated condition, and it was hoped the needed repairs could have been accomplished this year.  However, because a portion of the necessary funding was uncertain until late this summer the decision was made to postpone bidding the project until January 2019.  Sufficient funding has been identified to assure that the repaving and associated improvements to the segment of Folsom Boulevard from Bradshaw Road to Butterfield Drive will be accomplished in the upcoming construction season.

A brief explanation of the planned work and timetable is as follows:

The paving of Folsom Boulevard from Butterfield Way to Bradshaw Road will be before the Board of Supervisors for approval next month, (January 2019) and consists of placing rubberized asphalt concrete over the existing pavement along with Americans with Disabilities Act compliant upgrades.  New curb, gutter and sidewalk will also be constructed along the frontage of the property at 9509 Folsom Boulevard.  Construction is to include base repair, raising manholes, and grinding sections of the existing pavement prior to paving.  Work is slated to begin in May 2019 and be completed by July/August of this year,

Additionally, there are two other funded projects scheduled for the construction in the near future.  One is a Folsom Boulevard sidewalk infill project, west of Butterfield Way, slated for the Summer 2019.  This work is for installation of a sidewalk to fill an existing gap on the north side.  A second project is  scheduled for Spring 2020, this is the Folsom Boulevard Complete Street Project from Mayhew Road to Bradshaw Road.  This scope of work is inclusive of sidewalk continuity, buffered bike lanes, pedestrian safety lights, landscaping and pedestrian signal upgrades.

Of further note, the County Department of Transportation is currently seeking competitive grant funding in the amount of $4.5 million to continue the complete street work on Folsom Boulevard beyond Mayhew Road to La Riviera Drive or possibly Starfire Drive.  We should know the outcome of this potential funding by early next year and, if successful, the work will programmed in subsequent construction seasons.

Thank you for your interest in this matter, and should you have further questions or comments, please feel free to call my office at (916) 874-5465.


Don Nottoli, Supervisor
Fifth District

Great American River Clean-Up 2018 at Gristmill

Here’s your chance to help the environment and meet your neighbors, all at one time!

The 2018 Great American River Clean-Up is happening on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 am to noon. BRECA is the steward for Mile 12 South of the American River.

Meet this year’s coordinator, Lori Christensen, in the parking lot of the Gristmill access at 9 am on Saturday morning, 9/15/2018, to join in the fun! Be sure to bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and water. Let’s clean up our parkway!