The proposed plan includes increasing the open areas and parks while still permitting 480 dwelling units. This plan calls for a mixture of housing types and sizes with private yards and common greens.
Why would we include more open areas and parks?
The owner and developer would like to have much more parks and open space than 9.6 acres. They desire continuous connected open space wrapping around the property along the West for a number of reasons: in order to preserve rural character, to provide a landscape buffer against low density residential neighbors, and make the land’s beauty and views accessible to all via trails.
To that end, they are increasing the amount of land for parks and open undeveloped areas from 9.6 acres to more than 35 acres. The 480 dwelling units will be built on the remaining 45 acres, and set further away from adjacent neighbors to the West and South. The gross maximum density remains 6 dwelling .
But what about Net Density?
Net density refers to the number of dwelling units divided by acre-age of private buildable parcels only. The net density of single family, duplex, and townhouse areas will be equal to or less dense than Anna’s Farm to the south. Multi-family areas are placed to the northeast adjacent to commercial properties. The net density in those areas will be higher, supporting a walkable village center, while opening up the additional land for parks, open space, and horse pasture.