Infill Can Happen Far From Downtown Sacramento

WALKSacramento recently sent a letter to the Sacramento County Planning and Community Development Department commenting on the Davis Property project proposal.  We recommended the site plan be redesigned to include more homes that could take better advantage of the site’s closeness to Fair Oaks Village.

Davis Property, a residential project proposed for a seven acre site on Fair Oaks Boulevard about one-third mile northeast of Fair Oaks Village, is an infill project even though it’s almost twenty miles from downtown Sacramento.  Infill sites are vacant properties within existing communities where infrastructure (such as utilities, roads, and drainage) and services (such as law enforcement, fire protection, and schools) are already provided. 

Seventeen home sites have been proposed for the Davis Property, but the general plan calls for a minimum of twenty-six.  The neighborhoods adjacent to Davis Property are primarily low density single-family homes at densities of 2-3 lots per acre; there’s an apartment complex with 114 apartments at a density of 24 units per acre at the southern edge of the site.  The general plan minimum density of 3.75 lots per acre for the Davis Property would complement the existing development.

 

Read our letter on our Comment Letters page.  Get project information on the County’s Planning Project Viewer.  Read a recent article about the project in the Sacramento Bee.

 

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