9/24/14 Note: They are now planning to try to retain the Avocado and Strawberry trees in the two side Open Space areas. Also, seven trees in the center grove will be retained.
There were enough changes that it was deemed necessary for the plans to again be reviewed by the Planning Commission.
The redesigned plans submitted 8/25/14 are now available for public review. Changes from the original plans are noted in red below.
The request for redesign came after the council voiced concerns that the Tuscan-style architecture was inappropriately massive for such closely spaced residential units. The council also noted that the three-story, single-family units being proposed were generally less desireable to buyers because moving about the house required frequent stair climbing.
Two Fremont residents also objected to the fact that 67 of the 72 mature trees on the property were going to be cut down and asked the developer to change the layout to preserve more trees.
The Shannon Townhomes development proposed by Wanmei Properties is located at 38861 & 38873 Mission Blvd. It is in the Central Community Plan Area.
Currently, there are older homes on the two properties. There is a large grove of trees between the homes. The western boundary is railroad property.
The City is again concerned with the request to remove the center grove of trees.
The public may arrange to view the development plans by contacting the Application's City Staff Project Planner: Bill Roth firstname.lastname@example.org