In the past few months, we have been diligently working through the elaborate City of Davis plan review and approval process. There have been delays in our intended schedule and we are now estimating a mid-summer start for infrastructure.
These delays have occurred due to "mountains" of backup information required for each commission that we have to go before. In this review process setbacks can be caused by numerous, and sometimes minor concerns which results in extending the hearing by weeks. Most commissions meet only once per month. Therefore, if a meeting is postponed or delayed, the project can be delayed by one to two months. Each commission requires a separate staff report. First from us, then by city staff.
The planning department staff is trying to make changes on the processing of new residential neighborhoods, but thus far, it is not happening with the previous “no growth” review system still entrenched.
Literally, each day we work with consultants, engineers, planners, architects, and, of course, lawyers to ensure the plans and concepts are complete and meet all the lengthy details demanded by the City to “overprotect” the public interest.
Our moving the City's entrenched review process along in hopes of a smooth and swift turnaround has proven to be elusive. We will succeed albeit much later in 2020 than we originally predicted.
Landscape plans are nearly done.
The Activity and Wellness Center component is moving along as well. The intent is to build the Club House and, potentially, the Health Services building in Phase 1 along with the first homes.
We are designing for your review and comments two (2) 1400 square foot greenway homes. Look for the plans via an email newsletter in early February.
Another project update in mid-March.