Welcome to the Missouri Flat Area Master Circulation and Financing Plan Phase II
The Missouri Flat area has historically experienced high levels of traffic congestion due to its central location and existing commercial development. Phase I of the Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan (MC&FP) was established in 1998 to provide a funding mechanism (through a sales and property tax increment) to address existing road deficiencies within the Missouri Flat Road corridor. The ultimate goal of the MC&FP was to encourage economic development in the Missouri Flat area. The MC&FP Phase I has been an effective program which enabled the development of 500,000 +/- square feet of retail businesses and generates approximately $1,000,000 per year in revenue for planned roadway improvements.
MC&FP Phase II will provide a framework to fund any necessary additional major improvements to the U.S. Highway 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange and adjacent arterial and collector roads. These improvements will alleviate existing and projected traffic congestion and facilitate additional commercial development in the Missouri Flat Road corridor.
Why does the County need to update this Plan?
The County General Plan has long designated the Missouri Flat area as a central hub of commercial activity in the County. The commercial land use designations have been in place for the past two decades. Presently, commercial projects are under consideration that will trigger the need for additional circulation improvements, as envisioned by the MC&FP.
The goal of the MC&FP Phase II is to help fund necessary roadway improvements to relieve existing and projected traffic congestion and to support additional commercial development in this area. This effort is a key investment intended to grow the County’s job base, sales tax base and property tax base by removing barriers to economic development.
The MC&FP Phase II would accomplish the following:
- Keep more sales tax revenue in the County.
- Increase job and business opportunities in the County.
Where is the study area?
The Missouri Flat study area, located in the unincorporated County west of the City of Placerville, is predominantly zoned commercial. The northern portion of the study area is located in the unincorporated, rural sections, whereas the southern portion is within the Diamond Springs community region. The Project area is depicted in the Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan map below.
What is the Plan's focus?
The MC&FP Phase II will study traffic, analyze travel demand, and produce cost estimates for proposed roadway improvements. The traffic analysis will include key intersections, roadways, interchanges, as well as US 50 mainline and ramp junctures in both the County’s rural and community regions. The travel demand analysis will identify operational and safety deficiencies and help determine appropriate circulation improvement projects that will form the basis for cost estimates and funding mechanisms in the Financing Plan update.
How can I participate in this process?
The public outreach plan was developed to provide a proactive approach involving all parties affected by the update of the MC&FP. It is part of an overall commitment by El Dorado County to ensure maximum participation by individuals and businesses in the Missouri Flat area. You can participate by attending one of our upcoming workshops, presentations to Planning Commission and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. All meeting materials will be available online at our project website so you will be able to share your ideas and concerns throughout the duration of the project.
Upcoming Meetings, Presentations and Workshops
Check back for information about upcoming meetings.
Application for Focus Groups - Deadline Extended!
El Dorado County will be holding a series of focus groups to discuss key issues and concerns relating to the development of the Missouri Flat Area Master Circulation and Financing Plan Phase II. Participants will be asked to attend two meetings over the course of the project, each lasting approximately two hours. Two groups will be formed to represent the following interests:
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Applications are available on the project website at: http://www.edcmissouriflatupdate.com/. Applications will also be available at the front counter of the County of El Dorado, Community Development Services, Government Center Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, California.