Monday, July 05, 2010
Northwest Land Park Project
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.
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