Revised plan for Allison Apartment to be submitted to Vacaville Planning Commission – The Vacaville Reporter

The Allison Apartments project will return to the Vacaville Planning Commission on Tuesday following concerns raised by city council last month.

The project, which aims to build 135 affordable apartments on a vacant 3.65-acre site at the southeast corner of Allison Drive and Nut Tree Parkway, is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to develop the development area Allison’s priority in the area surrounding Allison, Ulatis and Harbison Drives.

In November, the commission voted unanimously to recommend that council reaffirm the master plan’s environmental impact statement, among other documents associated with the project. The board did not act on this recommendation, instead voting 6 to 1 to direct the developer, CFY Development, to work with staff on a new plan to address concerns raised by board members at that meeting. Only Mayor Ron Rowlett voted against this direction.

CFY is back with a new app with significant changes from the overall plan. While the original plan called for 187 units, the new plan calls for 135, which also increases the parking ratio from 0.71 to 1.03 spaces per unit.

Other changes include lowering the height of the east tower from 70 to 60 feet and the west tower from 70 to 50 feet, adding on-site amenities such as a 2,200 square foot rooftop terrace on the west tower and providing each unit with a small storage closet for each apartment accessible through the main hallway on each floor.

One concern expressed by council members that the new app will not implement is the recommendation to prevent hiring to anyone working outside of Vacaville. A staff report said such a request would violate the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits housing discrimination.

As an alternative, CFY offers a pre-application incentive program that awards points to households that have a member with a rental preference, such as those employed in Vacaville. Applications from those with higher scores would be processed before those with lower scores.

“The obligation to provide this preference cannot appear in any regulatory agreement, deed or other document registered on the project,” according to the report. “Therefore, the City recommends adding Condition #8, which requires the Applicant to prepare and submit a Tenant Incentive Program to the City for review and approval prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy for the property. ‘building.”

CFY also plans to advertise units in the Vacaville area, according to the report.

The commission will consider a reaffirmation of the general EIR plan, density bonus, planned development and draft parcel maps for the revised project.

In other business, the commission will consider a recommendation for council to improve the final RIA for the land use and development code update.

The committee will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. The meeting can be viewed on Channel 26 or on the city’s YouTube page at youtube.com/channel/UCLC4Gd7Z4rwlWOciZVhlJJw. Viewers who wish to participate in the meeting can join cov.zoom.us/j/95836284733?pwd=Z1lQWm5xRnAzMEZIR2pxUFpTNlhmdz09 using the password “677771” and the function “Raise your hand”.

They can also be reached by phone at 877-853-5257 or 888-475-4499.

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