Terraces of Lafayette will consist of 315 moderate income rental apartments in 14 buildings with a clubhouse, leasing office and 569 parking spaces situated in garages and carports. The site is zoned for 750 units, so the plan is far less dense than specified in the General Plan.
The southwest corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Deer Hill Road near Acalanes High School
This infill parcel consists of 22.27 acres on a former quarry site
750 – 1290 square feet; 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
Main access is from Pleasant Hill Road; two secondary access points will be located on Deer Hill Road
Current General Plan Designation:
Administrative/Professional Office/Multi-Family Residential
The community plan for Terraces of Lafayette makes good use of the highly altered parcel. Existing terraces, the result of a former quarry operation, will be incorporated into the new development, reducing the need for additional grading and enhancing view opportunities. Large setbacks, low height limits (2 and 3 stories) and abundant landscaping will result in aesthetically pleasing village-like development.
The architectural theme evokes a village feel consistent with Lafayette. Forms are simple and elegant, providing both variety and order. Buildings are detailed with bay windows, balconies and arches and painted in subtle shades of earth and green.
The planting of more than 700 trees on the site will create an oak woodland on the property. The new woodland will include diverse species native to Contra Costa County, including Coastal Live Oak, California Buckeye, Pacific Madrone and California Bay. These improvements will create a village-like community and help improve air quality by filtering greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.
- No known cultural or historical events are associated with the site
- Traffic from the project can be accommodated by the local roadway network; Pleasant Hill Road and Deer Hill Road will be improved at no public expense
- Close to Lafayette BART; convenient to Walnut Creek and Orinda BART
- No significant impact to adjacent neighborhoods due to isolated location
- New multi-family housing for the City
- Increased property and sales tax revenues for the City
- Significant landscape improvements to a degraded piece of property