Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Plans for 45 new homes in the Foxboro area in southern Vacaville are expected to move forward

03/14/2005 07:23:52 AM

Commission to decide on plans for subdivisions

By Tom Hall/Staff Writer

Plans for 45 new homes in the Foxboro area in southern Vacaville are expected to move forward Tuesday.

The Vacaville Planning Commission will vote on plans for two Sterling Chateau subdivisions Tuesday. One Sterling Chateau subdivision has already been completed.

The homes are in the Alamo Place development, which is a project to be built by two developers. Meritage Homes is building the Sterling Chateau homes, while Standard Pacific Homes will build more than 100 homes on an adjoining property. Sterling Chateau Unit 2 calls for 31 single-family homes on 7.5 acres on the east side of Ruby Drive. The Unit 3 subdivision consists of 14 homes on 3.9 acres on the southern side of Morning Glory Drive, near Foxboro Elementary School.

The development is the result of a land swap between the builders and the Travis Unified School District. The district gave the developers two vacant surplus school properties, and the builder handed over land for a future middle school near Vanden Road.

The project is planned to be a mix of single-story and two-story floor plans. Homes will range in size from 2,006 to 3,755 square feet. The exteriors will be stucco, wood fascias, wood shutters, wrought iron sill planters and concrete tile roofing.

The commission will be asked to approve general plan amendments and zoning changes for the sites. Being school district property, the sites are currently zoned for school campuses. The new zoning for the property would be low-medium density residential.

The commission will also be asked to give a Wykoff Drive homeowner two more weeks to come up with a suitable plan to subdivide his 0.75-acre property for a second home.

The homeowner, Ali Khatami, has asked for more time after commissioners opposed the plan March 1.

While the city has formulated findings of denial, which are needed before plans are shot down, staff has encouraged the commission to allow Khatami extra time to try to come up with a compromise.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chamber at 650 Merchant St.

Tom Hall can be reached at vacaville@thereporter.com.

Vacaville Planning Commission

7 p.m. Tuesday

City Council Chamber

650 Merchant St.

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