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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Senior citizens in the Galt area could have new housing choices under a subdivision plan recently submitted to the city.

The application is for a unique project with several different components, including 196 age-restricted, single-family units with lots ranging in size from 4,500 to 13,584 square feet. Additionally, developers plan a recreation facility, open space, a 100-unit senior multi-family complex and a 100-unit assisted living facility.

Close to 10 percent of Galt’s population is age 65 or older, up from about 8.5 percent in 2000, according to the U.S. Census.

The Dry Creek Oaks Project application also includes more than 13 acres of commercial development.

If approved by the city, it will be located east of Highway 99, south of Boessow Road and north of Dry Creek Road.

Environmental reviews and rezoning will be required before the project can move forward, according to City Manager Jason Behrmann. He said the city has other senior developments, but nothing of this scale.

Dry Creek Oaks is not the only development on the horizon. Earlier this month, the city received a formal application for the Eastview Project.

That proposed development includes the annexation of 500-plus acres located east of Marengo Road, south of Twin Cities Road, north of the Union Pacific Ione Spur railroad tracks and west of Cherokee Lane.

The developer hopes to break ground on the 490-acre development in summer 2015.

The Eastview Project could include 1,300 to 1,500 housing units on large lots, according to a public presentation last fall.

Environmental review of the Eastview Project is expected to start soon, according to Behrmann.

It should take between six months to a year for the Dry Creek Oaks Project to go before the Planning Commission for consideration, he said.

Once approved, it is up to the developer to initiate construction. The timeline has not been made public.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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