DeNova Homes Development
Oct 03, 2016 01:06PM
● By Jennifer Neys
DeNova Homes Development Progress
At the September 1 ARC (Architectural Review Commission) meeting, the commission approved permits to the city council for the proposed DeNova Homes development project. The ARC’s recommendations will be forwarded to the planning commission and then city council, which will be the final decision-maker on the project.
The development includes 18 new single family homes, associated common areas, and open space area on an undeveloped 9.86-acre hillside site (currently consisting of five legal parcels at Taylor Blvd. and Mercury Way) zoned R-10 Single Family Residential – Medium Density. The 18 parcels and associated common areas, which would consist of 7.06-acres of the site’s lower elevations, would be rezoned as a Planned Unit Development to facilitate designing the project with smaller lots as a cluster development (to minimize disturbance of the hillside and ridgeline). The upper 2.8-acres of the 9.86-acre project site would remain in the current R-10 zoning district and be “deed restricted” as open space in perpetuity. Four of the 18 homes would include inclusionary/affordable housing in compliance with Section 18.20.060 of the Zoning Ordinance.
The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for October 25, where they may take additional action on this project.