Danville's Planning Commission will hear testimony on the SummerHill Homes/Magee Ranch project at its meeting on Tuesday, April 23. The Commission will recommend whether the Town Council should certify the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve the project, as well as whether approval would be subject to a public vote under Measure S.
The proposal by SummerHill Homes would rezone and subdivide a 410-acre site at the southeast corner of Diablo and McCauley roads. Seventy single-family lots would be located on approximately 108 acres of the flatter portions of the site, avoiding the steeper slopes and ridges and leaving approximately 300 acres as permanent open space.
The EIR found that the proposed project has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts in the areas of aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, traffic and hydrology, among others. These potentially significant impacts would be reduced to less than significant with the implementation of project design features or mitigation measures identified in the EIR.
A public hearing in January drew hundreds of residents in protest, many of whom deemed the EIR inadequate.
Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Danville Community Center (420 Front Street).