Candidates for one in all San Ramon’s most distinguished upcoming housing initiatives will current the Planning Fee with an modification to the venture Tuesday that will enable them to keep away from obstacles raised by latest revisions by the native water district.
Latest adjustments to the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) necessities for water meter places on individually mapped properties, which had been applied after the approval of the tentative map for the 404-unit Metropolis Village venture final November, meant that builders from SummerHill Houses had been confronted with a 4 to 6 month delay due to a backlog of initiatives, in line with EBMUD.
The candidates are looking for to get round this impediment by requesting that the council approve a minor modification that will shift a complete of 268 models from easy payment heaps to condominium heaps, a transfer that will be in line with town’s Common Plan and zoning ordinance in line with employees and builders.
“The proposed minor modification is not going to end in any adjustments to the variety of models, constructing websites, or buildings and the adjustments are in keeping with the intent and spirit of the (authentic) map approval,” wrote Michael Keaney, director of growth at SummerHill Houses in a letter to metropolis senior planner Cindy Yee on March 23.
Underneath the modification, plans for structure, yards, and landscaping for the venture’s 404 models would stay the identical, as would the necessities for the householders affiliation and particular person homeowners.
“By amending the tentative map for condominium functions, it permits for a extra environment friendly utility design that can keep away from the 4 to six-month delay,” Yee wrote in a employees report for Tuesday’s assembly.
“Amending the tentative map can even enable SummerHill to satisfy EBMUD’s technical necessities with out sacrificing models or widespread open house,” Yee added. “The modification of the tentative map can even have the additional benefit of making extra space for landscaping within the courtyards and between driveways the place alternatives for landscaping are at the moment restricted.”
Yee mentioned that the applicant had sought various options to the modification that will keep away from the months-long delay, however that none had been accepted by EBMUD.
The San Ramon Planning Fee’s subsequent common assembly is scheduled for Tuesday (Might 3) at 7 p.m.. The agenda is accessible right here.
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* Commissioners will take into account a decision that will approve growth plan, tree removing, environmental overview, architectural overview and land-use allow purposes for the proposed 84-bed El Nido Senior Dwelling Facility.
The transfer comes within the wake of the Metropolis Council’s April 26 vote approving a selected plan modification that will enable the property to be redesignated as a residential land use zone fairly than its earlier limitations beneath “park” zoning in line with town’s Westside Particular Plan.
The identical day, applicant Sohail Siddiqi submitted revised venture plans, in response to ongoing and sturdy public feedback from supporters of the venture and cautious neighbors.
* The fee will take into account approving growth plan, architectural overview and minor use allow purposes for the proposed Primrose Daycare Facility at 18080 San Ramon Valley Blvd.