Vacaville City Council to hear appeal over townhome project

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An appeal over a townhome project at the corner of Harbison and Ulatis drives will go before the Vacaville City Council at its Tuesday meeting.

The appeal is in response to the Planning Commission’s decision at its Dec. 15 meeting to reaffirm an environmental impact report and Planned Development for the Harbison Townhomes project.

According to a staff report by Fred Buderi, acting community development director, the commission had previously approved what was known as the Harbison Senior Apartments at its March meeting. The 167-unit project located on a vacant 8.86 parcel was originally billed as a “senior-restricted market rate apartment project.” However, after reviewing market conditions as well as the development of the nearby Casa Dei Vista Apartments on Allison Drive, the applicant –Guardian Commercial Real Estate — decided to no longer limit the apartments to just seniors, Buderi wrote.

One specific concern outlined by the applicant, Buderi wrote, was that most seniors would not be able to afford market-rate rent without subsidies. Furthermore, several Casa Dei Vista residents expressed interest in having a larger outdoor yard area.

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