The application consists of a proposal by SummerHill Homes to rezone and subdivide a 410-acre site into 70 single-family lots, with approximately 287 acres of open space, located southeast of Diablo Road and Green Valley/McCauley Road.During the Town Council's June 18, 2013 meeting, the Council held a public hearing approved Resolution No. 60-2013 certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), approving the Major Subdivision request to subdivide the 410 +/- acre site into 69 single family residential lots, approving the Final Development Plan request approving design related aspects of the project including preliminary architectural and landscape plans, and approved a Tree Removal request allowing the removal of 12 Town-protected trees. At their meeting on July 2, 2013, the Danville Town Council approved the second reading and adopted adopted Ordinance 2011-01, providing the final approval for the project. Full project application description
Project Plans and Documents
Development Review Process
The Town must review a development proposal for its consistency with the Town’s General Plan and any other applicable Town Ordinances and guidelines. The Town must also study and understand the potential environmental impacts of the proposal so that an informed decision regarding the proposal can be made. The Town also coordinates with other agencies such as the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Transportation Department, and East Bay Regional Parks District to address any concerns they may have. Finally, the Town must insure that the public review process is followed so that all interested parties have an opportunity to participate in the process.
Prior to the subdivision and development any land within the Town, the Town requires that the property owner or applicant file a development application with the Town’s Planning Division. The submittal of the development application triggers the Town’s review of the proposed project and requires that the proposal follow a public hearing process.
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a planning document which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with a project. Typical impacts may include: traffic, air quality, noise, public services, biologic resources, water quality, visual impacts, and land use, among others. The EIR discusses these impacts and determines which ones are significant. It also describes mitigation measures to reduce the impacts to an appropriate or acceptable level, where possible.
Any interested party, organization, or agency may comment on the project/EIR at any time during the Town’s review process. Formal opportunities to comment on the project/EIR include: upon the Town’s mailing of the Request for Comments; upon the Town’s mailing of the Notice of Preparation of the draft EIR; upon the Town’s mailing of notice of public review period for the draft EIR; at the noticed Planning Commission and Town Council public hearing.
David CromptonPrincipal Planner510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
DCrompton@Danville.ca.gov T (925) 314-3349