A map presented to planning commissioners showing modifications to existing traffic flow in the Costco and Walmart parking lots. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

Developer gets green light for more restaurants along Auburn Blvd

Planning commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a developer’s plan designed to help improve traffic flow and allow up to 28,000 square feet of restaurants in a new shopping area planned for the long-vacant pads in front of Costco and Walmart.

California C&S Properties, which owns the Stock Ranch Plaza at 7000 Auburn Blvd., won 6-0 approval from commissioners to develop the site with up to 15,000 square feet of fast-casual restaurants and an additional 13,000 square feet of fast food users.

C&S Spokesman John Stock, after whose family the “Stock Ranch Plaza” is named, was present at the meeting and later told The Sentinel he was pleased with the outcome and looks forward to finally developing the vacant pads along Auburn Boulevard…

by · September 17, 2017 · Business
File photo, development proposal sign. // CH Sentinel

Public hearings set for 3 development proposals in Citrus Heights

Planning commissioners in Citrus Heights are scheduled to hold three separate public hearings this coming Wednesday, with proposals including a plan to allow additional restaurants on Auburn Boulevard, a subdivision proposal at the new Capital Nursery Plaza, and a proposed 60-foot-high Verizon cell tower disguised as a tree on Verner Avenue.

Proposed cell tower–
The first hearing on schedule for the Sept. 13 meeting at city hall is the new cell tower proposed at 7000 Verner Ave. in the Foothill Golf Center, situated near Interstate 80. Planning commission documents indicate Verizon Wireless has identified a “significant gap” in coverage in the area and is seeking a use permit in order to construct a 60-foot “stealth” cell tower, disguised as a pine tree in the golf park. The property is owned by the Sunrise Recreation and Park District, which supports the…

by · September 10, 2017 · Business
A photo showing a new Sutter Health walk-in clinic that opened in Elk Grove last year. A new clinic will open in Citrus Heights this fall.

Sutter Health to open new walk-in care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health is planning to open a walk-in clinic with same-day service in the new shopping center at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue later this year, a company executive confirmed on Thursday. Most major insurance plans will be accepted at the clinic, and a $129 flat fee for those without insurance will also be an option.

Ted Matson, Sutter Health’s vice president of strategy, told The Sentinel the new clinic seeks to bring “quick, convenient healthcare” to the area, with nurse practitioners or physicians’ assistants on-site to provide health screenings and wellness services, along with treatment for everyday illnesses. Sutter currently has three other walk-in clinics in the region, all of which do not require appointments and are open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m…

by · September 2, 2017 · Business
Massive three-story, concrete walls went up on Aug. 27-28 for the new medical office building on Greenback Lane. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

New drone video shows walls go up on Citrus Heights medical building

It took less than 48 hours for a heavy duty crane and a team of construction workers to lift massive, three-story concrete walls into place for the new Dignity Health medical building on Greenback Lane last weekend– and a new time-lapse drone video shows an overview of the process in less than two minutes.

“Everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule,” Dignity Health Spokeswoman Brooke Burgess told The Sentinel on Thursday. “We finished the wall tilt in two days.”

by · September 2, 2017 · Business
SearchPros, one of the region's fastest growing companies, is headquartered off Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Two Citrus Heights companies listed among fastest-growing in region

Two local companies with headquarters in Citrus Heights are among the top 25 fastest-growing businesses in the region, according to a list compiled by a regional business journal. SearchPros Staffing and Retail Radio, Inc., both multi-million dollar fast-growing companies, made it to the 9th and 22nd spots on the list released earlier this month.

The Sacramento Business Journal, an area publication focusing on business-related topics, compiled its 2017 list of the fastest-growing companies throughout the Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties, including any company that posted at least $200,000 in revenue and which also submitted documentation for The Journal and an independent accounting firm to review…

by · August 26, 2017 · Business
A computer rendering of the new three-story medical office building on Greenback Lane, approved by Citrus Heights council members on March 26.

Walls to be raised on 3-story medical building; road closures scheduled

Part of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 27, to allow for a crane to lift massive concrete wall panels into place at the site of the future Dignity Health medical building in Citrus Heights.

In a news release, the City of Citrus Heights said westbound Greenback Lane will be reduced from three lanes down to one lane, beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday and continuing until “no later” than 1 p.m. the same day. Southbound Fountain Square Drive will also be closed to thru traffic from City Center Drive to Greenback Lane…

by · August 26, 2017 · Business
View of the fountain outside the new city hall in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Leadership Citrus Heights: course to offer training for business, civic life

Want to better understand local government and develop more leadership and management skills? The Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce will soon be launching its 2017 Leadership Citrus Heights classes, with a goal of developing local community leaders, activists, visionaries and advocates at all levels.

Past graduates of the program can be found in various positions of leadership throughout the city, including current city council members Steve Miller and Albert Fox, as well as newly appointed planning commissioner Porsche Middleton, who graduated from last year’s program…

A new Sourdough & Co. eatery opened on Aug. 21 at 5437 Sunrise Blvd. // CH Sentinel

New Sourdough & Co. location now open in Citrus Heights

Soups, salads and deli sandwiches are now being served up at Sourdough & Co.’s new location on Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights. The new eatery opened its doors on Monday at 5437 Sunrise Blvd., next to the Habit Burger Grill.

Sourdough & Co. locations are known for fresh-baked sourdough bread, clam chowder bread bowls, and an “old-time style” environment. The company now has eight locations in the Sacramento region, with the first location opening in the El Dorado Hills Town Center nine years ago…

by · August 23, 2017 · Business
Stock photo, hydrogen refuel station. // Credit: US Dept. of Energy

State approves $2.3M grant to add hydrogen refuel station in Citrus Heights

By Hazel Ford–
The California Energy Commission earlier this month awarded a $2.3 million grant for hydrogen refuel pumps to be built at the Shell gas station on the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. The grant is part of an effort by the state to help expand California’s network of refueling locations for the emerging green technology, which is currently being used to fuel a small number of vehicle models.

Alison Bermudez, an associate planner with the city’s planning division, said…

by · August 19, 2017 · Business
A leasing brochure includes a rendering of plans for a vacant pad at Auburn Boulevard and Twin Oaks Avenue in Citrus Heights.

See image of developer’s plan for Twin Oaks Plaza

A leasing brochure includes a rendering of plans for a vacant pad at Auburn Boulevard and Twin Oaks Avenue in Citrus Heights.

by · August 13, 2017 · Business