What are the existing General Plan and Zoning designations for the Magee property?

The existing “Magee property” is comprised of 10 separate parcels with a range of General Plan and zoning designations; most of the property is covered by the either the Agricultural or Rural Residential Land Use Designations. Table 3-2 (page 3-11) of the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (Revised DEIR) provides a summary by parcel. 

It’s important to note that both the Danville General Plan and Town’s Zoning district for the Agricultural and Rural Residential Land Use Designations permit residential uses.  Specifically, this property’s zoning of A-2; General Agricultural District permits “a detached single-family dwelling on each parcel and the accessory structures and uses normally auxiliary to it” by right.  The zoning allows up to one home per five acres.

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1. What is The Magee Preserve Project?
2. Is it a development on an Open Space Preserve?
3. Where is it located?
4. What are the existing General Plan and Zoning designations for the Magee property?
5. How does the General Plan or Zoning District allow 69 lots on Agricultural land?
6. Why can't the property be preserved in its current farmland state?
7. What is Measure S?
8. Is the project subject to Measure S and therefore a public vote?
9. Why does the property need to be rezoned?
10. How much traffic would the project generate?
11. Were impacts to cyclists considered?
12. Would the project cause downstream flooding and erosion?
13. Would the development impair the ability for police and fire to respond?
14. Has this project been proposed before?
15. Was there a lawsuit filed against the original project?
16. What was the outcome of the lawsuit on the SummerHill development proposal?
17. What will happen if Measure Y passes, or if it fails?
18. What public trails would be associated with the development?
19. Who will maintain the trails?
20. Will Diablo Road be improved?
21. How will the open space be assured to be permanent?
22. Will the project have a negative impact on fire safety?
23. Are there State laws that require development of open space?
24. How many vehicles trips would the development add to the roadway network?