How does the General Plan or Zoning District allow 69 lots on Agricultural land?

As a first step in the Town’s development review process, a lot study is undertaken to determine a property’s maximum allowable development potential.  This study takes into account the property’s permitted density (example: up to one home per five acres) as well as the relevant development standards that apply (example: no development within 100 vertical feet of a ridgeline or on slopes in excess of 30-percent, etc.).  The conclusion of this study was that the Magee Ranch property had the right to request a maximum of 78 lots.  

In 2010, SummerHill Homes submitted a development application for 85 homes.  Through the environmental review process, the proposal was reduced to 78 homes in 2011 and subsequently to 70 homes by late 2012.  In response to comments that surfaced through the Draft EIR prepared for the original project, the unit count was reduced further to 69 homes. 

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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?