As the Homestead multi-unit development continues to be built off Pitt School Road, another new item could arrive in one of its “villages”: a 4,666 square foot lodge. A design review will be presented to the Dixon Planning Commission at its meeting on Tuesday.
The Homestead Project is a multi-phased development project in southwest Dixon, south of West A Street by Pitt School Road. The development would include 1,365 single and multi-family units, a 32-acre commercial space and a 41-acre employment center. The development is part of the Dixon Southwest Specific Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2004.
The most recent planning request, submitted by Anton Garcia of project developer Taylor Builders, is for a clubhouse that also includes a 1,220 square foot washroom and pool equipment building, and would be located in Village 6 while serving the gated community for active adults in the villages. 6, 7, 9 and 10. The property would be surrounded by future streets called Barn Owl Lane, Lark Way, Farmhouse Lane and Prairie Way.
Associate Planner Scott Greeley wrote that the goal of the clubhouse is “to serve as a private community improvement for the benefit of residents of the active and closed community of Homestead.” The building would include covered patios, raised courtyards for outside seating and eating, an outdoor pool and spa, a barbecue station, fire pits, an amphitheater, pétanque and pickle ball courts, and a children’s play area. outdoor exercise with equipment.
The proposed design for the clubhouse is an American farmhouse style with a slatted siding, a composition roof and accent elements such as stone, a horizontal slip on the gable portions of the roof and a seam roof. metallic gray standing along the covered patio, Greeley wrote. The main general colors would be white, gray and beige, with a red door frame and blue shutters.
“The proposed design is generally consistent with common elements found in the American Farmhouse style,” he wrote. “These designs have historically included such things as gable roofs and large covered and connected patios.”
Greeley called the design “attractive” and predicted the clubhouse would be “the centerpiece and community gathering place for the neighboring villages it serves.”
However, Greeley also wrote that some standards in the specific Southwest Dixon plan were not being met. Staff therefore recommend an additional condition of approval for the project to mask possible downspout locations where possible and paint them to blend in with the structures.
Another recommended condition of approval is to use only 15 gallon and 24 inch boxwoods and not to use the 36 inch box varieties.
“This will ensure both an early maturity level, while taking into account the long-term health of the trees,” Greeley wrote.
Staff recommend that the commission approve the project.
In other cases, the committee will consider a rezoning application for a newly created lot north of 805 North Lincoln Street and vote on a new president and vice-president.
The committee will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the following link: Us02web.zoom.us/j/9886211137?pwd=R2dxZ3RkbU9SQXdlUVllRkc0QlQwZz09. Participate by joining the virtual meeting or calling 669-900-9128 for a conference call. The meeting ID is 988 621 1137.
The public can comment by clicking on the “Raise Hand” function on Zoom or by pressing * 9 in case of a conference call. Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] prior to the meeting.