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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

  • The traffic will be a nightmare!

    Elk Grove Resident

    The political process that has allowed the project to reach this point is littered with a lack of transparency, back room deals, questionable ethics and a lack of any collaborative effort.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • Forcing such a complex into a dense residential area makes little sense considering how much available land there is in East / South East Elk Grove.

    Elk Grove Resident

    10 to 15 years of really LOUD construction noise will be horrible.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • The 45 day comment period is inadequate given the massive size, mixed land uses, scope and complex nature of the proposed project and should be extended to 90 days.

    Elk Grove Resident

    The number of employees a center like this would require would cause such traffic issues that coming or leaving home would be miserable.

    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

    The for-profit status of CNU indicates its mission is to satisfy shareholders, not patients.

    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

    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

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.