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March 10, 2021

Jilted by Elk Grove, California Northstate teaching hospital may land in Rancho Cordova

California Northstate University faced vociferous opposition in Elk Grove from neighbors. Here are the details of the new plan.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249836908.html

March 10, 2021

After being shunned in Elk Grove, California Northstate University teaching hospital could land in Rancho Cordova

News of the potential deal comes less than a month after the Elk Grove Planning Commission voted against the project.

Read more here: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/rancho-cordova/rancho-cordova-land-cnu-teaching-hospital-spurned-by-elk-grove/103-b06f0dba-5b6b-4093-8276-8e7abe58c59e?fbclid=IwAR3943gbyK9LrCrxRHvcn8ljPokHcDDQj-zjcWZkW5vdg_if1mtPodQXgzY

February 26, 2021

California Northstate halts 400-bed Elk Grove hospital project to ‘consider all options'

The school’s planned location faced strong opposition from residents and environmental groups.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/community/elk-grove/article249546208.html

February 25, 2021

California Northstate presses pause on medical center project

California Northstate University appears to be halting its efforts to seek approval to build a new $750 million medical center in Elk Grove, for now.

Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2021/02/25/california-northstate-hits-pause-on-medical-center.html

We are a safe, family-focused, and neighbor-based community. A substantial draw to living here in Elk Grove is the natural beauty and open spaces, critical migratory flyway, and spectacular birdlife.

The proposed California Northstate University’s Wetlab/Hospital Project threatens these values and resources.

California Northstate University (CNU) Project leadership has shown an ongoing and consistent pattern of disrespect for our community and our fundamental values. The project itself is wildly out-of-scale for the location and for the needs of the Elk Grove community.

We encourage you to voice your concerns about this project.

Stand with us to make a difference for our community and protect our community and local wildlife.

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Public Comments

  • Negative consequences include possible collisions, noise and light disturbances and added pollution, all of which will affect the life cycle and natural habits of cranes, geese and many other species of birds.

    Elk Grove Resident

    Residents and business owners who live in the area of the Northstate University Medical Center Project have all been very clear that WE DO NOT WANT THIS.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • The building will forever alter the visual character of the area. The DEIR describes this impact as significant and unavoidable. For this reason alone, the project should be denied.

    Elk Grove Resident

    This project will greatly impact not only my property value but also my standard of living.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • There can be no question that this project would destroy the quality of life for the citizens in this area as well as the migratory birds, other animals, and the environment.

    Elk Grove Resident

    This project is way too big for this particular location. Not to mention the effects on community and wildlife.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • Quite simply, a large industrial project in a planned residential neighborhood is not going to work.

    Elk Grove Resident

    Why is the city willing to retract, rewrite or just plainly ignore rules and statutes for a project that will negatively impact a community that was never intended to sustain a project of this size?

    Elk Grove Resident
  • Possible collisions, noise and light disturbances and added pollution will affect the life cycle and natural habits of cranes, geese and many other species of birds.

    Elk Grove Resident

    How can our political representatives think it is permissible to accept financial "support" in exchange for promoting this project which will ruin our quality of life and decrease our home values?

    Elk Grove Resident

CNU Wetlab/Hospital Project Overview

The Project would substantially degrade the visual character of the area, create light and noise pollution, and increase Harmful  air pollution.

The Project would also harm native protected species that inhabit the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, with noise and light pollution disturbing migratory birds and the massive hospital building posing a bird strike danger.

Long-term, the environmental document prepared by the City admits that the Project would have significant and unavoidable impacts on local groundwater supplies, air quality, traffic, and public services, including water supply and wastewater service.