Butterfield Station Apartments

Butterfield Station Apartments

By Jim Morgan

A large single-family parcel (approximately 14.65 acres) is located across the street from the Butterfield Light Rail Station.  A pre-application for development of this parcel was submitted to Sacramento County on June 30, 2023. The proposal would be for 420 apartment units, with a clubhouse and 735 parking spaces.  This number of apartments would roughly triple the number of apartment units in the BRECA area.  There would be NO public park space.  The apartment units would be three stories tall, and the entire project would be fenced and gated.  It would be called Butterfield Station Apartments.  See layout below.

A “pre-application” means that it is not a complete application, but a conceptual design for purposes of having a meeting with several County departments to receive feedback.  The pre-application meeting was held on August 24, 2023.  BRECA has no information on what occurred at this meeting.  It is possible that, if a complete application is submitted, it would differ significantly from the pre-application.

BRECA has enunciated principals for development of this parcel.  They are:

  1. Full parkland dedication on site.
  2. Connectivity with the surrounding neighborhood.
  3. Blending and melding with the surrounding neighborhood.

Based on these principals, BRECA would object to the plan in the pre-application.  First, there is no public parkland dedication.  For the number of units in the application, Sacramento County codes would require 4.37 acres of public parkland or payment of in-lieu fees.  BRECA strongly believes that full dedication on site is a feature that the future residents of the development will benefit from.  It would also benefit the surrounding neighborhood, for which there are no parks within walking distance for younger or older people.

Second, the plans show the apartments to be surrounded by a fence, with only one gated main entrance/exit on Folsom Blvd.  There would be an emergency entrance on Linda Rio Dr., but this does not appear to be useful for normal traffic.  One can infer that around 5:30 pm hundreds of cars would be lined up on Folsom Blvd. waiting to get in the gate.

Third, all the buildings in the plan are three story buildings.  They would be up against mainly one story houses on the north and west sides.  Reduction in height of buildings adjacent to these houses would be called for to achieve blending.

Stay tuned as this proposed development may move through the approval process.

picture of butterfield station apartments proposal

General Meeting

You should have received, by now, a nondescript white envelope addressed to Resident. It was from BRECA, your community association.

Via Zoom.

October 26th 2021

6:30 to 8:30


Topics to be covered include Homelessness COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness.

We hope you can join us!

Rene Hamlin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Agenda – Steering Committee Meeting 02-23-2021

February 23rd, 2021 6:30 pm

Due to the current county health order, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

The monthly meeting of the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association Steering Committee is open to all members of the community. Join us to share your concerns and provide your feedback on issues related to our neighborhood.

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  1. Call to Order – Chair: Bonnie Domeny
  2. Welcome / Introductions – Roll Call
  3. Questions or Comments from the community on non-agenda items – Please submit in advance to .
  4. Approval of January meeting minutes.
  5. Reports
    • Treasurer – Andrea
    • Membership – Jim
    • CORPAC – Gay
  6. Old Business
    • 2021 Election procedure
    • From the floor
  7. New Business
    • Folsom Blvd Clean Up and Garbage Exchange Program
    • Speed Bumps for Mira Del Rio
    • Mowing at Gristmill
    • From the floor

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BRECA Supports Proposed Decision to Eliminate WRAM and Surcharges for Water Utilities

The The Administrative Law Judge has shared a decision to eliminate Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (WRAM) and other surcharges to the California Public Utilities Commission Public Advocate’s Office (CPUC). The commission will be hearing this item and voting on it no earlier than August 6th. BRECA supports the proposed decision and we urge our neighbors to share their support with the CPUC.

A coalition of water utilities have enlisted cities and community organizations that don’t really understand the impacts of the WRAM to lobby the Commission to change its proposed decision. The water utilities have crafted a misleading message that eliminating the WRAM will increase rates and reduce conservation.

Please take a moment to send an email to the CPUC in support of the proposed decision of Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves. You can send the email to .

Suggested email:

Dear Commissioners,
I support the proposed decision of Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves, Rulemaking 17-06-024. I encourage the CPUC commissioners vote to approve this decision.

You can read the proposed decision here.
Order Instituting Rulemaking Evaluating the Commission’s 2010 Water Action Plan Objective of Achieving Consistency between Class A Water Utilities’ Low-Income Rate Assistance Programs, Providing Rate Assistance to All Low – Income Customers of Investor-Owned Water Utilities, and Affordability. Rulemaking 17-06-024

Folsom Blvd Sidewalk Infill Project

The Sacramento County Department of Transportation is moving forward with construction of the Folsom Blvd. Sidewalk Infill Project on the north side of Folsom Boulevard between Mira Del Rio Drive and Butterfield Way.

Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2020 with completion anticipated in October 2020. Some preliminary work may occur prior to the start of construction including tree removal, temporary fencing for tree protection, and construction area signing. Access will be maintained to all residences and businesses during construction. Pedestrian and bicycle access will also be maintained.

The project includes:

  • Construction of curb/gutter and sidewalks.
  • Installation of drainage improvements.
  • Driveway reconstruction in areas of new sidewalk construction.
  • Installation of Street Lights

To learn more about this project visit sacdot.com and under the PROJECTS & PROGRAMS tab, follow the “Transportation Projects / Current Projects / Folsom Blvd and Cottage Way Sidewalk Infill” links.

You can also download the resident notification here.