Monday, July 05, 2010

Northwest Land Park Project

Residential Development
The project would include a variety of residential building types, ranging from apartment units and condominiums to townhouses and single-family residences. The buildings are proposed as 2- 3- and 4-story structures, with many buildings designed to have living space over covered parking and direct access garages, though some may use surface parking areas.

The proposed buildings are all part of an urban medium-density design concept that allows for various products to be placed on the residential lots within each block. This concept allows blocks to be designed with one product type or with multiple product types in each block. This flexibility allows for market-response plotting of the more desirable products. A range of densities in Phases 1 through 4 provides the flexibility to determine the specific building types at the time the final entitlement is provided for each phase.

Mixed-Use Development
Within the Mixed Use Urban Corridor Low area, the proposed project would include a mix of multi-family residential buildings and mixed-use buildings with approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the lower floors with residential uses above. The commercial space is anticipated to be neighborhood-serving retail and commercial operations that foster pedestrian access from the new community, as well as from existing surrounding neighborhoods.

Recreation and Open Space
The project would include a 3.7-acre public park, Setzer Run Park, within the central portion of the project site. Setzer Run Park would include a bike and pedestrian trail that would run through the project site. This new green space would combine a footpath/bike path, stormwater quality management components, and newly planted trees.

A community center is an optional project element that will be analyzed in the EIR. The community center and any required associated parking would be located directly adjacent to the Setzer Run Park.

The project would also include private recreational and open space areas within some of the residential blocks. Landscaping would be an integral element of the project. Street trees would be planted throughout the project consistent with City requirements, and extensive landscaping is proposed to keep the project in character with the surrounding nearby established communities. Common areas would be landscaped to designed provide community recreation space.

Cardno WRG has submitted this info to the Sacramento Community Development Department who will be the Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Northwest Land Park Project.  Notice of Preparation


George said...

One thing I never see mentioned in this project is the fact that it is located right next to a low-income housing project. Having grown up in the adjacent neighborhood along Muir Way, I can say the influence of the housing projects (both New Helvetia and Seavey Circle) has long been a blight on this neighborhood. While I certainly applaud the attempt to redevelop the west end of Broadway, I get a bit nervous when I see proposed apartments and townhouses going in so close to the housing project. Probably a great deal for the developer, who is obviously only interested in the short-term, but the long-term prospects, particularly in the next housing downturn (which WILL happen), really risks the spread of blight and crime. By the way, refering to this area as "Northwest Land Park" is really misleading, as most of us locals all know Land Park neighborhood is really east of Riverside Blvd. Proceed with caution, not with greed.

Anonymous said...

I think the project is a move in the right direction. The west-end of Broadway is in dire need of a face-lift. the construction of a bridge connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento should be considered in the planning and on a parallel track. I would highly suggest that one element of this project include the renovation of the soccer fields at O'neil Park. This soccer filed is the home to one of the oldest and most competitive men's soccer leagues (CCSL) in the region. And offers most lower income families low cost recreation on Sunday afternoons. A new turf field, lights and seating would be welcome by residents and parents of younger soccer players who have no quality fields to train on. This is also a lasting contribution the developer can make to offset the projects impacts on the community.