Vacaville Planning Commission to consider Green Tree proposal in special meeting – The Vacaville Reporter

Vacaville Planning Commission to consider Green Tree proposal in special meeting – The Vacaville Reporter

It is one of the largest vacant project sites in Vacaville, and it could be on its way to redevelopment.

A recommendation for the Vacaville City Council to consider a Final Environmental Impact Report to redevelop the former Green Tree Golf Club as a mixed-use site will go before the Planning Commission in a special Tuesday meeting.

In 2016, the 185-acre Leisure Town Road golf course closed after 54 years of operation. Since then, various planning sessions have been held about how to redevelop the expansive site.

The current proposal is for a community residential project divided into two areas. The area north of Sequoia Drive calls for 950 higher-density residential units — including 240 apartment units, 299,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and a family-oriented neighborhood park. In the area south of Sequoia, 199 single-family detached senior and age-restricted residential units, open space and a second park are proposed.

According to a staff report by Planning Manager Peyman Behvand, the project would use a mix of housing types, including active-adult detached single-family and workforce-oriented housing.

The developer, Greentree Development Group, is requesting a zoning change from the site’s current designation as “Parks and Recreation” and “Highway Commercial” to 10 other designations, including “General Commercial,” “Residential Low,” Residential Low Medium,” “ Residential Medium,” “Residential Medium High,” “Residential High,” “Public Park,” “Community Facilities,” and “Open Space.”

Behvand wrote that the project is estimated to generate an average 2.7 individuals per household north of Sequoia and 2.0 south of Sequoia for a new population total of 2,963 residents.

“The Project provides for attached and detached single-family homes and multi-family apartments,” he wrote. “The residential component of the Project will support the City of Vacaville in meeting the state mandate of providing higher density housing, including workforce or ‘Missing Middle’ housing intended to provide housing options for nearby jobs, and will assist in meeting the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) obligations outlined in the Housing Element.”

Behvand wrote that the proposed rezoning request was in line with the city’s General Plan.

“It provides a mix of land uses that provide a range of residential uses and commercial uses, public services, parks, trails and open space consistent with General Plan policies for new development,” he wrote.

Several documents will be going before the commission for consideration, including the findings of the FEIR, specific plan, rezoning, development agreement, vesting tentative subdivision map, planned development and amendments to the general plan.

The commission will meet at 6 pm Tuesday at the Council Chamber at City Hall, 650 Merchant St. The meeting may also be viewed online at and City of Vacaville.

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2022-08-27 01:11:37