City seeks comments on Petrovich plans for 83 single-family homes

City staff is reviewing a proposal by Petrovich Development Co. to build 83 single-family homes on a parcel in the center of Crocker Village.

In soliciting comments on the proposal in early November, the city distributed a 35-page packet of information, including proposed floor plans of the houses and renderings of four exterior styles: English and French cottages, Spanish mission and English country. The Sacramento Bee published a summary of the proposal the same day. (Article in the Sacramento Business Journal)

“I have yet to receive a public comment.” However, he anticipated some comment because “the neighborhood associations in that area have been particularly engaged with this project.”

Eight days later, assistant city planner Danny Abbes said, “I have yet to receive a public comment.” However, he anticipated some comment because “the neighborhood associations in that area have been particularly engaged with this project.”

Illustrations of four designs of homes to be built on the “paseo” lots in Crocker Village.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO

At the SCNA annual meeting Nov. 14, President Eric Johnson said the SCNA board would review the Petrovich proposal “to see if it comports with neighborhood guidelines.”

The city’s review requires staff level approval to ensure that the design of the homes and the design of the site comply with city development standards, Abbes said. The review does not require a public hearing.

Crocker Village Residential Court Lots

The developer’s application for review calls the project Crocker Village Residential Court Lots. It is an L-shaped development to the north and east of the existing senior apartment complex and the pedestrian bridge. The two-story homes would range from 1,620 to 2,070 square feet. They would be 24 to 28 feet wide and 49 feet deep. All of the homes would have tile roofs. Exteriors would be stucco, siding or stone. The floor plans show a two-car garage on the ground floor, with an open-concept kitchen-dining-living room. The larger homes would have a downstairs den that could convert to a bedroom. All of the plans have three bedrooms and two baths upstairs.

The developer’s application says: “The community is designed as a rear loaded product in which each home will face a common Paseo where the homeowner will enter their home by walking down a landscaped meandering walkway.”

The materials and construction are intended to comply with the development plan approved by the city on Sept. 28, 2010, “to provide a high quality residential community that continues to carry out the vision of the overall development,” the application said.

Abbes said the time line for the city staff review is unclear – “as long as it takes to provide a really good project.” The extent of the review will depend on the comments received from city departments, the community and the developer.

After staff approval, the next step would be for the developer to apply to the city Building Department for building permits, Abbes said.

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